A while back, while searching blogs, I came across this shadow box snowman at poppies at play:
I adored it. Some how, some way, I had to have my own. I went everywhere looking for shadow boxes: DI, Joann's, Roberts, Michaels, but they had nothin'. So I went out to my garage determined to make my own. FAIL. So after batting my eyes at my husband, he made the boxes for me.
1x4 cut in half (I had some left over from my bed)
(4) 8.5" square mitered pieces- bottom box
(4) 6.5" square mitered pieces- middle box
(4) 4.5" square mitered pieces- top box
(3) squares of beadboard cut to the size of each square- back of each box
(1) nose cut out of beadboard
Nail each side together to form a square and staple the back on. Paint everything white, disstress, then apply some stain or glaze wait a minute then wipe off. Glue some buttons in the middle box, glue the nose and two eyes in the top box. To make sure it was stable, I hot glued the boxes together. Display.
Here is Mr. Snowman before I added eyes and a scarf. I kinda liked him like this, but my sister said he needed eyes and a scarf. I thought about some arms, but that would require a tree which I don't have. Mr. Snowman all done up...
Visit Poppies At Play for her more detailed tutorial. Found HERE.
Have you ever head of the store in Murray, Utah called THE WOOD CONNECTION? I love this place. I could go broke if I shopped there everyday. Go HERE for their website. Anywho, this is were I got my "WINTER" wood letters. I painted them and jazzed them up. So cute! My winter display is complete!