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Festive shadow box – Christmas crafts week

DIY Festive shadow box - Girl about townhouse

Seven days of DIY Christmas decorations, with simple step-by-step tutorials.

Hello there friend!

It’s day 4 of Christmas crafts week and it’s time to add some serious sparkle to you life, with a festive shadow box.

If you missed days 1-3 I will link them below, because I’m thoughtful like that. Now let’s skip to the good bit!

DIY Festive Shadow box

You will need:

  • Shadow box
  • Glitter paper
  • White adhesive vinyl
  • Card
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Snowflake ornament
  • Glue or glue dots


  1. Either print the template I have designed below or design your own.
  2. Use the craft knife cut out the letters to make a stencil.
  3. Place the stencil on to the removable paper side of your adhesive vinyl and then draw the quote with a sharp pencil or fine pen.
  4. Using your craft knife, carefully cut out the letters.
  5. Place the stencil on the front of the glass section of the shadow box, to use as a guide of where to stick the letters.
  6. Apply each letter to the inside of glass and smooth down with a credit card.
  7. Cut the sparkly paper to fit inside your frame.
  8. Add several glue dots to the back of your snowflake ornament, then secure in the centre of your sparkly paper.
  9. Put the sparkly paper at the back of the frame and then put the frame back together.

Get your free template here: Template: There’s snow place like home


  • If you’re short on time, use a shorter quote eg let it snow
  • Instead of the snowflake ornament you could fill it with mini baubles, snowmen or even some battery operated fairly lights.


I must admit that cutting out the vinyl by hand is quite time-consuming and I may have enlisted the help of Santa’s little helper (my husband that is, not my 4-year-old son – don’t panic) to help me out with this one. If you’re lucky enough to have a silhouette cutter, then this would speed the process up considerably.

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I also used this ribba frame from Ikea.

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If you missed days 1-3 of Christmas craft week, you can check them out here:

Do you decorate every room in your house for Christmas? Let me know below in the comments.

We tend to decorate the front porch, hallways, kitchen, living room, play room and my son’s bedroom.

See you tomorrow for more Christmas craftiness!


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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Antonella | White House Crafts
    November 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    This turned out very pretty!

    1. Reply
      November 28, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Antonella.

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