Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shadow Box Snowman

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.

Cut list:

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!

8 comments:

Andy Porter said...

That looks so great! I admire you and the hubs for making the boxes on your own! I don't know why it's hard to find those boxes anymore!!

I love your entire display! So festive and cute! You are amazing!

Andy
www.poppiesatplay.blogspot.com

Kara'sKreations said...

Love it! I like how you added eyes and distressed it a bit. I have a snowman loving Sister-in-law. I may just have to go for it!
We have all the wood I need.

Chic Mommy said...

Looks great...I too searched all over for shadow boxes and had no luck...I gave up and made a 2 x 4 snowman instead

http://craftychicmommy.blogspot.com/2010/11/crafts-are-never-bore-with-2x4.html

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Don't you just love it when you see something you love and then you make one of your very own??

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is so great! I think I want one too and will have to break out the saw and use your blog as referance. Thanks.

Me N My Thrifty Ideas said...

I seriously love this lil guy. I have showed everyone including my husband him almost everyday. I want him. You are just awesome for making him! LOL! I am going to attempt my own but idk...Im your newest follower <3

Steph :) said...

Love your snowman! What did you use for the snowmans hat?

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