The holidays are almost here and I'm a big fan of decorating for each and every holiday. As soon as you walk into my house you know what season you're in because my entryway table is always decorated to match. I have been slowing getting rid of the Fall/Thanksgiving decor and introducing the Christmas ones. I just love Christmas. I love the traditional red and greens and I love what it means for me. For me it's all about spending quality time with the family and not at all about gifts. As a matter of fact I won't be buying gifts this year for anyone. Instead I'll be giving the kids gift cards that they can use to buy gifts FOR EACH OTHER. I've noticed that the kids don't appreciate the gifts they receive and I'm not about to raise ungrateful, unappreciative kids, so this year it'll be a LOT different. As for myself, I'm also doing things differently for myself too. I love making my own crafts at times and the holidays are no exception. I love making hand made ornaments and I just recently got into shadow boxes. My Jingles of Joy Holiday Shadow Box is super easy to make, and most of the supplies you can pick up at your local dollar store.
Jingles of Joy Holiday Shadow Box
Holiday Jingle Bells
Holiday Cardstock Paper (but not necessary)
Ornament of Choice (I chose a Joy I picked up at the dollar store)
Remove the back of your cover box and measure your holiday cardstock that you want shown on the inside. You want it to fit correctly in the box so that you can see the design through the glass. I originally wanted the plaid shown in my photo, but decided on something darker so my ornament sign could show up a lot better. If you don't have cardstock you can forgo this part of the instruction.
Glue your ornament of choice on at the top of your cardstock, or if you don't have cardstock you can glue it on the inside of the back of your shadow box. My dollar store had a few different words in stock such as Joy, Peace, Noel and I decided on Joy.
Now fill the inside of your shadow box with your jingle bells. Remember to leave some space at the top of your frame so that you can see the ornament on the inside.
Place the back of your shadow box back in place. If you've used the cardstock you'll see it in the frame like my photo below. If you didn't use cardstock, you should be able to see the ornament you decided on above your jingle bells.
That's it. Super easy!
I was truly amazed at how inexpensive this was to make, compared to how much I would actually spend if I was to buy a holiday shadow box. Save some money and make your own holiday shadow box today!