Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Shadow Box

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share with you a Christmas shadow box I created
 using a vintage silverware drawer!

Start with an old silverware drawer which can be found at thrift or antiques stores.
My drawer was already the perfect color of red but you can paint your drawer to match your theme.

I wanted to create more sections for my shadow box so I cut pieces of cardboard down to fit into the drawer. Now whats really nice about that is being able to make the sections as long or short as I want for making the perfect customized shadow box.

Now comes the fun part! Collecting pieces for your shadow box! I had fun looking through all of my Christmas supplies finding small things that I wanted to add!

Now you can paint or cover the edges of the drawer. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape that had a snowflake pattern to cover the edges. It looked really good and being adhesive, it was a really quick an easy way to cover the edges. Decide what paper you want in each of your sections and glue down. Once you have glued the paper to the cardboard inserts, you can add glue along the back edge and glue them to the drawer. I used Aleene's Craft Glue for a good secure hold.

Now you can just keep adding and layering until you achieve your desired look!

The scrapbook paper used for this shadow box is by October Afternoon, from the Very Merry line.
This cute image below and a few of the others is from an ephemera pack by K & Company. You can find the pack at Hobby Lobby. The vintage Santa was purchased from an Antique shop.

The "25" bingo wooden number is by Maya Road and comes in a full set of numbers in black or red. The Bottle Brush tree was also purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here are the 2 vintage images used for this shadow box.

Wishing you all a lovely start to the week!



  1. Super cute shadow box! I love the vintage utensil container idea, very clever! It turned out beautifully!

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Lindsey!
    Very nice shadow box! Great idea and yours looks fab!
    deb :)

  3. Love it Lindsey!! It all came together so beautifully!
    Merry Christmas

  4. totally awesome! I never would've thought that a silverware tray could going to the Goodwill tomorrow!

  5. This is so perfect, love every detail!

  6. what a sweet idea! I love the papers so pretty.

  7. It's an amazing shadowbox and you filled it with such unique things. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Beautiful work!!!

    I have come via you and your Mom's place then via Holly's place! :)

    With Kindness,

  9. Lindsey-Amazing as always! BUT really VINTAGE silverware drawer. We had one like that in our house when I was a kid. I've been called a lot of things but Vintage is a new one. :) Miss you!!