Friday, September 7, 2018

Oh, Baby! Altered Shadowbox

Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying these final days of summer! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a shadowbox sure to melt the heats of anyone who loves babies...and who doesn't, right?! A new baby is a true treasure and joy and creating a handmade keepsake is a very special way to celebrate such a precious occasion. Come along and see how I transformed this ordinary wood shadowbox into a one-of-a-kind keepsake with all the trimmings!😊
First, the outside of the box was covered with 12x12 patterned paper. Next, all of the edges were covered with So Sweet Washi Tape, which is a nice alternative to painting. Each of the inner boxes were covered using smaller, 6x8 pattered papers. The smaller designs are perfectly proportionate to individual boxes. Delicate 3/8" Sally White Crochet Lace was added around the entire inside of the frame for a touch of softness. Finally, the fun part--decorating each of the tiny boxes with an array of darling detail using WOC Gypsophila Deep Ivory, Bead Berry Sprays, Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms Mixed Pink, Burlap String Ivory, buttons, stickers, chipboard and die cuts.
Since my niece is expecting a baby girl this December, this will be for her. A name has yet to be chosen, so I kept it basic, but how cute would it be to personalize it with the name, date and details of birth using letter/number stickers too? I had the most delightful time decorating all of the tiny inner boxes! I finished by adding a sweet little tag tied with a 3/4" Pink Chevron Striped Twill bow.
And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed seeing my altered shadowbox and if you are so blessed to be expecting a precious new little one in your life or family, congratulations!Thanks so much for visiting today and until next time, happy crafting!


  1. Wow!This is awesome. What a lot of work went into this and the details are just magnificent!

  2. it really is awesome. It's so cute with all the nice colors and critters. [Bunny]


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