Monday, July 13, 2015

Crafting for Christmas: shadow box made from Christmas cards

Photo from Christmas
Here's another fun Christmas craft!  This is a shadow box -- maybe more of a diorama -- made from an old Christmas card and decorated with all sorts of trims.  It has a vintage look (though one need not necessarily use vintage cards) and would, I think, be lots of fun to make.  Here is the link: Shadow Boxes from Christmas Cards.  The tutorial is very well done and the instructions are clear.

This is one of those crafts that could be made with infinite variations depending on the scene on the card you choose.  Snowmen, forest scenes, even manger scenes -- this is an idea you could really have fun with.  Another neat thing is that the card itself, with some careful reinforcement and cutting, forms the box.  This would be a fun project for older kids, too -- not just adults.

I hope to make some of these little scenes.  What about you?


  1. This is a really cute ideal! I get so many pretty cards.

  2. Craft stores carry an amazing line-up of little accessories to use in displays like this - tiny trees, sleds, woodland animals, all sorts of decorations. I love browsing down that aisle.

  3. Oh my goodness, what a great idea! I've never seen this before, but I really want to create one. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love it! and the tutorial is great. I want to do a shadow box for Christmas so this will help me out

  5. Thanks, ladies! I'm so happy that you all want to try this, too. Pamela, I think I need to get out more. I need to visit a craft store for some inspiration. Really hope I can make one of these shadow boxes, as I think they are adorable.


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