Who doesn’t love the holidays? Christmas really is the hap-hapiest time of the year. I start celebrating in my heart on November 1st (the second that Halloween is over), but apparently this is a little crazy to people like my husband who can only get into the spirit after December 1st. As such, I’ve held off on Christmas posts up until this point but from here on in, it’s all Christmas all the time. That means holiday recipes, Christmas movies, fun decor projects and DIY Christmas gifts. Lucky you.
I can’t believe how easy this project was and how quick it was to put together. I had a lot of these elements left over from other projects so it cost me all of $2.50 for the mini ornaments inside but even the shadow box was one of a value pack of three (one of the other ones was used for my anniversary gift to Brandon) and wasn’t too pricey. The sticker letters were left over from another project which I will post after the holidays. As such, I was running a little short on letters, otherwise it would have been Joy, Cheer, and Snow but you work with what you got.
Do you have any DIY projects around your house that you love more and more every time you look at it? That’s the case with this one. Every time I look at it in passing, it just fills me with the Christmas spirit. It really does my my joyful, cheery and excited to give to others. Like I mentioned earlier, I was running short on letters so Gift was mostly because I had no Es or Ss left (you’d be surprised how many Christmas words have those two letters in them). I think that it’s pretty great now though as it relates to giving instead of receiving. And it’s not just about tangible gifts. The most important gifts are the gifts of your time, love, laughter, friends, and family. Anyways, without getting too “deep” about a Christmas DIY, I’m really pleased with this project; not only does it look great but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy and festive inside.
What You Need
- 1 shadow box
- Scrapbook paper for the backer
- Miniature ornaments from the dollar store (I used two packets from Dollarama at $1.25 each)
- Letter stickers from any craft store
How To Do It
- Cut a backer for the shadow box out of your favourite scrapbook paper. I used a shiny Christmas-y gold scrapbook paper that I had laying around but you could even use Christmas wrapping paper. Whatever tickles your fancy.
- Put your mini ornaments in the shadow box and close it up. You could even put in more than I did, I just didn’t want to cover up all of the backer and if there aren’t ornaments behind the letter stickers the words will be easier to read.
- Apply your letters to spell whichever Christmastime words you like (or whichever words you can spell with the letter you have).
- Sit back and enjoy your new DIY.
That’s it! Honestly, this took me ten minutes to put together. The hardest part was putting the letters I had together to spell festive words. It was like playing Scrabble. Aside form that though… so easy! And it’s adorable. Make yourself one or make one as a gift for someone you know. Let me know how it turns out!