"Let it Snow" Shadow Box Craft


Today I want to share our "Let it Snow" Shadow Box in celebration of the snow we just received. While most of the United States was lamenting that they were receiving "too much" snow, we here in Colorado Springs were complaining that we weren't getting any. After all what is winter without snow? For the past few months it felt as though the seasons jumped from Fall and just decided to welcome Spring. Well yesterday, it finally snowed and Madison was ecstatic.




Do you see the excitement on her face? She couldn't wait to put her boots and jacket on and head outdoors. See, she recently had dental surgery and has been home for a few days, just cooped up inside. Madison is not the child who loves just being locked up all day. She loves and enjoys nature and would much rather be outside in the cold, than inside just twiddling her thumbs, unless of course she's creating crafts. Since this was our first bit of snow all winter, we decided to do a winter craft. I just love shadow boxes. Not only are they simple to create, but they very rarely take up much of your time. This particular let it snow shadow box took me less than five minutes.

"Let it Snow" Shadow Box
Here's what you'll need:

Supplies

1- 9x9 shadowbox
1- package of confetti glitter
1- package of alphabet letters
1- dark colored card stock paper (I chose a dark blue so it would contrast well with the glitter, and because it reminded me of the sky)

(I purchased all my supplies at Michaels since they had an amazing sale, but you can generally find these supplies at any craft supply store.)


Instructions

I almost feel foolish giving instructions for this craft because of how simple it is, but there may be just a few who would prefer that I do. So here goes:

1. Start by removing the back of your shadow box. You're going to need the back of the box so that you can get the correct measurement of your card stock. You want the card stock to fit correctly in the back of your shadow box. Most card stock is about 12x12, while your shadow box is 9x9. However, if you place the back of the box against the card stock paper, you can then cut it to the correct size.

2. Empty the contents of your confetti glitter into your shadow box. This will replicate the snow. Don't worry about it being "everywhere", it will slide to the bottom once you're done.


3. Your card stock paper should be the correct size. You will now be able to insert it at the opening of the back of your shadow box before replacing the cover.


4. Now comes the easy and fun part, although everything has been uncomplicated thus far. Simply add your letters to the front of your shadow box and voila, you're done!!


This has been one of the most straightforward shadow box that I've done thus far, and I've done quite a lot. I'm already working on one for Valentines' Day and I can't wait to share it with you. In the meantime:

Let it Snow! 

52 comments

  1. My kids don't like staying in either. I love this craft! It's so cute! Your daughter looks so happy!

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    1. I don't blame them, it's actually nice to be outdoors soaking up the sunshine and just having fun all around.

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  2. Seriously what a perfect and fun snow day winter craft. And Madison truly looked like she was having a ball in the snow. Definitely going to see if I can get supplies to make this with my girls now. So thank you so much for sharing here :)

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    1. Oh she surely was! You can find all the supplies at Michaels. I stocked up a LOT on shadow boxes because I love doing them. I have so many ideas for every season.

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  3. That is so cute! It's like a wall-mounted snow globe. I want to make one of these with the kids.

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    1. You'll have fun making them. I've tried snow globes before, but they're so messy. This is so much easier.

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  4. That is a very cute craft and this way you get snow inside and out. I will keep this and get my nieces and nephews together to make this with them. I loved your easy to follow directions.

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    1. That is true! I'm really so disappointed with this winter. Last winter we had so much snow that we got tired of it, now this year NOTHING! I love giving easy directions, because when I want to do something I like knowing that the directions are easy to follow.

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  5. Look at how cute this is! I think even for a non-crafter like myself, this is doable. I love those pictures of your sweet girl enjoying the snow. Hope you guys will get some more snow days. If you do, please send some to South Carolina :)

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    1. Oh this is totally doable. If I can't do it in under 20 minutes, you won't find it on my site. Crafts shouldn't be frustrating that you give up on them. They should be fun and easy to do.

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  6. That looks so amazingly simple! And a great result - that's the type of snow I'd prefer anyhow!

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    1. Hahahaha I don't blame you, although it's nice to have the real stuff, especially for the kids. We were hoping to build a snow man this year, but no luck.

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  7. That smile says it all. Just like my daughter, she's clearly enjoying her time in the snow.

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    1. She sure is. It's our first snow of winter and I'm hoping we'll have a bit more like we did last year. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Being in Boulder I completely relate! There have been days in the past few weeks that seriously feel the spring has arrived (up into the low 70's) then back to winter. Finally we have snow but this little snow box would be a great project and wishful tool to bring on more snow!

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    1. Yes!! I have no idea what's going on this year. I compared it to last winter and we had so much snow, now this year it seemed like Winter never came. I'm so disappointed.

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  9. I love how simple this was! I need to get some of the confetti glitter for my craft supplies.

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    1. You should! They're the next best thing. I actually prefer it for my snow than the actual fake snow which can get really messy.

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  10. Yes - what is winter without snow! When I read all the stories about snow in places where there usually isn't any snow, then I was actually sad because we didn't have any and we usually have snow here where I live. Your Let It Snow shadow box looks so cute!

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    1. Yes, I was so surprised that places like Texas and Florida was receiving snow, and here in Colorado we weren't getting any. I was like "what??!!". Just crazy!

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  11. That sounds like a cool idea! I'm sure your kids are always having some fun time with you playing with so many fun crafts. I'll sure try to make this with my nieces and nephews. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. It's usually my youngest as my oldest couldn't care much about doing crafts with me. They think that they're too old.

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  12. This is cool DIY. I love doing DIY projects. Where I live, it's not unusual that we don't gave a snow. I love enjoying in the snowing day and skiing.

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    1. Oh I enjoy doing them too. There are spurts when all I want to do is focus on crafting, and other times when all I want to do is just relax and do nothing, not even blog. This is one of those times where I want to blog.

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  13. That surely is a pretty creative idea to keep the kids occupied in the winter! Few better ways than DIYs!

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    1. I agree! Keeping the kids engaged can be difficult at time, however, the youngest enjoy doing it so I never have a problem. The oldest would prefer playing on the game systems.

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  14. I LOVE this! Such a simple but effective craft that looks so so good!

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    1. Oh simple is the best way to do things. I love easy crafts that I can do in under 20 minutes and this beat the cake.

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  15. This is such a fun project! I love snow and even though I am an adult, I also cannot wait to put my boots and jacket on! Great shadow box!

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    1. I love snow, but not if there's too much of it. However, at this point I'll take a lot of it as we barely got any this year.

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  16. This is such a nice little project! PS: I'd be sooo grateful if you can just take all the snow we're getting lol!

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    1. Hahahaha while I wouldn't take it all, I'd be grateful if you could send some of it our way. We are in need of snow to make it feel more like winter this year.

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  17. When I read you did this in 5mins? I was like, C'mon, that's so cute in 5mins. But then I saw the things you needed, so you used ready made letter. This is really cute :D

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    1. Yes, totally took 5 minutes. I usually use my Cricut, but this time we went with the sticker letters so that it could be done easily, and this is a great way for those who don't actually own a Cricut machine.

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  18. Love this idea. I think I will have to make one for next winter season plus I love the snow.

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    1. Well it's still winter so now is as good a time to make it as any. We love snow too here, but this year we haven't had much.

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  19. How fun this shadow box looks like , more so when you have got the first fresh spell of snowfall. Indeed playing in snow and making such crafts keep kids creative enough!

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    1. Oh yes I agree. It's nice to have fresh snow that you can play around in, but we didn't even get enough to make snowballs to have a snowball fight. Maybe next time.

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  20. Oh my goodness, this is too cute! I love it. What a great project to work on as a family.

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    1. Thank you and it would be nice to do with the family, that's if they're in the mood to do it with you. In my case only my 5yr old was interested.

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  21. I love this craft idea! Looks like it would be fun to make with your kids for their bedroom.

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    1. You can use it in their bedroom, in your living room, in your den, anywhere you want to put it. It can be hung or just placed on a table.

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  22. Nice craft idea you have there. The beauty about this project is that it could be adapted to any of the seasons or annual events like xmas or easter. You could keep changing it to suit the time of year. Well done!

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    1. That is very true. I wouldn't change it however, I'd just make a brand new one and have one for each season without having to mess with that glitter.

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  23. Wow! Madison looks extremely happy! :) The idea with a Shadow Box can become a real fun to do with kids, thanks for sharing!

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    1. She was! It was about time we had some real snow. We keep getting news that we would get some, but when the day come there would be nothing, so it was a rather fun day.

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  24. Pretty little DIY craft! I wish I could make stuff like that but my artistic side won't cooperate. Ha ha. I am hoping someday I can share a DIY craft on my blog too.

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    1. Oh sure it can. I would suggest getting on Pinterest or do a quick Google search. Usually my inspiration would come from me going into a store, seeing something and just saying "I could make that myself".

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  25. Wow this is so gorgeous. I really need to get into more crafts.

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    1. You really should. I do it whenever I'm depressed and it helps with me doing things with my hands, and I usually end up feeling so much better when it's all done.

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  26. Another CUTE Shadow Box idea!! I really need to give this a try!

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    1. With all the snow that you guys have been having in Michigan, this will certainly be perfect for that. We only had that one day and I'm here wishing for at least one more day.

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