Creations, Holiday Shadow Box

I haven’t started decorating for Christmas yet,

but I have been thinking about Christmas

and doing a little holiday crafting

I had a gingerbread man ornament

leftover from another craft that I wanted to use


At first I was thinking about a 3 D collage of Christmas things

and played around with PicMonkey

making a reference collage using some of my artwork

Then I went through my craft stash and holiday wrapping

and found some things that would work,

including a wooden artist canvas

that could serve as a shadow box

I had some wrapped gift boxes, a couple of metal candy canes,

tiny wreaths, mini ornaments and a rolling pin

I spray painted the wooden box white

then cut a piece of cute Santa wrapping paper to fit inside

I glued the gingerbread man into the frame at an angle

sort of like he was stepping inside

Next I added the rolling pin

I glued a mini wreath to the top center

and added some packages inside the frame

I glued the candy canes to one side

The candy canes balance out the gingerbread man

on the opposite side

Snowflakes for the final touch!

I wrapped the edges with a black checked ribbon

and secured the ends with glue

This was a fun quick craft mostly using things I already had

Ho Ho Ho here we go, onto the holidays

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Juicy Details

I did not make the gingerbread man, but it would be easy to recreate one with cardboard, ric rac and felt

gingerbread man, ribbon and plastic snowflakes/Hobby Lobby

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29 Responses to “Creations, Holiday Shadow Box”
  1. Very beautiful and christmasy 🙂

  2. That is so cute, Jenna!

  3. Jenna, this is too cute and so creative. You are a gold mine of ideas. Happy Sunday!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Absolutely adorable Jenna!

  5. Very cute! Your wrapping paper looks like it was made for that craft:@)

  6. Rosie M. says:

    You are so creative, Jenna! This shadow box is sooo cute. It’s always so much fun to watch your creative process. A perfect addition to your Christmas decorations.

  7. Always wonderful ideas!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Super cute, Jenna! So creative and fun. Love it!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Playtime for grownups! It looks like you had fun, and it turned out so cute!

  10. Mary says:

    Adorable Jenna! The wrapping paper is so cute and I especially love the finishing touch of black and white ribbon embellishment around the edge of your box! ♥

  11. Nancy says:

    This is adorable, Jenna! You really are an inspiration! Creativity just blossoms over here at your place!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Kitty says:

    How cute is that??!! Your shadow box turned out great, Jenna!

  13. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I love it, Jenna! 😀 Shadowboxes are so much fun, and I love the gingerbread man on yours!

  14. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    This is just too cute Jenna. Anything gingerbread and I’m all in! Love the ribbon on the outside of the box too… never thought of that but such a great touch. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend.

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