Yesterday I created this new shadow box to welcome in spring.
It is a contemporary piece of easy DIY wall art made from card stock and perfect for the season. I worked from a similar concept used my Birch Tree Shadow Box but instead worked with only one box made in three layers. The layers include the back branches, the front branches, and a front frame.
To that structure I added a tiny bird's nest crafted out of crinkled paper saved from a gift basket. It spans all three layers and adds a three-dimensional element. I purchased a bag of mini Cadbury eggs and saved some robin's egg blue ones. (Those little eggs are incredibly delicious and I have eaten far too many of them since that purchase!) The tiny blue eggs make the design. What welcomes spring more than a nest of blue eggs?
Although I used a Silhouette it isn't necessary and I will put together a tutorial over the next few days explaining how to make a similar design without the cutting machine so you can try it as well. For now, here are a few more photos.
Update!! The tutorial is completed. Link through to here to see the easy step-by-step guide on making a Shadow Box like this one.
6/11/2013 Another Update! The Silhouette cutting files for this project are now available online at the Silhouette Online Store here and a tutorial for using the file is here.
Happy Spring everyone!
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