Make your own, Shadow Box Ornaments, this year. Tree trimming is, in itself, if a bit of an event or theatre. We take out all of our ornaments that are new, old, and handmade, every year. Each ornament that makes the tree, has a story. My Grandmother gave us a new ornament every year. Now, my mother does the same with our kids. Shadow Box Ornaments are an idea that I can’t get into your hands quick enough.
Come with me below and I’ll also share easy steps to ensure creating is fun with kids:
Shadow Box Ornaments
As a little kid, I loved to lay under the tree and look up through the branches with their glitter and lights and ornaments. As a way to capture that magic that’s centred around a tree, I thought of this idea: make your very own Shadow Box Ornaments with your kids this year. These work anywhere, actually and could just be a very, fun, winter project to make with your kids for them to have in their bedrooms or in a special window in their house.
Shadow Box Ornaments | Materials: Match Box, Scisssors, Xacto Knife, Double-sided tape, transparent paper, coloured paper, black paper, pencil, glue gun, popsicle stick or similar, items to decorate with: paints, color pencils, sticker or similar, ribbon.
How to make a Shadow Box Ornament:
Step one: Cut Paper to wrap around the match box
Step two: With pencil, sketch window for front
Step three: Sketch window for backside, as well.
Step four: Cut Shadow puppet from black paper and attach.
Step five: Cut hole for shadow puppet to fit through. Cut holes on top for ribbon.
Step six: Slide shadow puppet on stick into place and attach ribbon, with ties on the inside of the box.
Step seven: Using double sided tape or glue cut transparent paper the same size as the “front stage window” and press into place.
Step eight: Decorate the outside of this wrapping.
Step nine: Remove inside tray from match stick box. Wrap the paper wrappings around the box and attach using double sided tape or glue gun.
Like the Lucia Nightlight Ornaments (here),
Winter wonderland wishes to you.
BONUS ORNAMENTS for KIDS:
No. 1: Pine Cone Angel (here) with guest, Arielle | No. 2: Danish Woven Hearts (here) with guest, Mie | No. 3. Today’s Lucia Nightlight Ornaments with willowday| No. 4: Shadow Box Ornaments with willowday