Wednesday, December 03, 2014

My vintage shadow box

The other day when I got out the easily accessible Christmas decorations, I had completely forgotten about this shadow box.   I made it several years ago from an old wooden silverware tray (already painted red) and lots of vintage or vintage-look things.  I'd been wanting to do this project for the longest time, and finally carved out the time to just jump in and do it.  If you'd like to read about how I did it, you can find the step-by-step here:

Making a Christmas Shadow Box
The side compartment
One of the vignettes -- all vintage!
 It's not really a tutorial, but I think you can follow what I did well enough to make something similar.  Hope this idea inspires you to create something of your own with bits and pieces of Christmases past!


  1. Isn't it fun to find things we forgot about?? Great use for utensil holders.

  2. It is indeed so much fun! I was looking through my picasa web albums for a pic of the ribbon board and found pics of the shadow box. Then I remembered! I had put pics of it on my Christmas blog, but don't think I had ever shared about it on this one.

  3. That's so cute! I love all the vintagy looking stuff.

  4. I am so glad you posted this. I have been wanting to do a project like this, but I didn't have the little boxes. But I do have an old utensil holder (mine is green). So now I am all inspired to make one this year. Thanks for a great blog.

  5. Jane, thanks for stopping by!! I am so happy that you found some information you could use in making your shadow box. A green utensil holder will be just perfect!

    Please come and visit again anytime -- and be sure and browse the archives. There's lots of stuff here.

  6. And Tori -- isn't the vintagey stuff so cute? It's what I grew up with (for the most part; some is older, some is newer) and I so enjoy it.


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