Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Can Make That!!

Hello Everyone,

Well I am done with my "I Can Make That Party" item. If you haven't read my previous post go check out Chris's website at Just A Girl and get the details. I found out about it Monday afternoon and so I got my supplies and here is mine:

It's a Christmas Shadow Box:

I've had this shadow box that I've been meaning to do something with and I think it turned out well. This is what it looked like before I did anything:

This is after I added craft paper to the back, the angel and stamped snowflakes on it:

Here are the supplies I used:

They are really easy to make. My shadow box had glass but I know that they make some without glass. All of the decorations except for the twinkle trim (I used it instead of snowflakes) and the blocks were ornaments.

So you need a shadow box, assorted Christmas figures and small decorations, strong craft glue or glue gun. Twinkle trim, crystal snow or artificial snow. Stamp and ink pad. (I used craft paper for the back lining but it's up to you if you want to do that or not)

Take the back of the shadow box off. Arrange your figures in a way that you like your Christmas scene to look from the front. When you've decided how you want everything arranged start gluing items in place. After the glue has dried put in your snow or twinkle trim and your done!

Hope you like my craft. I liked all the silhouette ideas so I have decided that I am going to get a plaster hand and plaster foot of my grandson. I'm gonna shape them oval or round and put a hook on them. Since the back is so flat I thought I would put a picture of him on the back of one of them. On the other one I am going to do his silhouette. I think my daughter would like that hanging from her tree.

Speaking of my daughter her and her husband got some bad news yesterday. So everyone keep them in your prayers that everything will work out ok. Also, after the bad news they got they got a phone call that Joshs' grandmother had passed away. It was very sad. Her husband is ill and couldn't get to the phone and she had died yesterday morning. By the time he was able to get to the phone she had been dead almost 8 hours. I can't imagine how horrible that was for him. So please say a prayer for Joshs' family.

So I got a new widget to your right. I've been getting so many hits and I had it on invisible so I thought I'd show it off a little. I find it fascinating where everyone is visiting from. I have also added my own signature, I think it's neat. I'm off to comment and read blogs. Stay safe!

Have a blessed day!


Chris said...

OH. my. word. I LOVE this! To be honest, I think the best part is how much FUN it looks to make! This would be a great family project! Thank you for sharing! Did you link to it on my site? Please do, so others can see!

Lorie said...

I love it! Especially the blocks that spell out Santa! SO cute!

Melissa Wertz said...

I like that!!! Very nice! I just got back from the new Garden Ridge (have you been there yet?) and forgot to look for a shadow box. I need one for a project.

You did a great job! And it is all ready to hang and you are ready to start decorating girl!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

And Roll Tide Roll!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is so so so so so awesome!!!

Emily said...

Great idea to put little knick knacky things in a classy kinda way!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That is so cute! I knew I was saving that old shadow box in the back of my closet for a reason!