Succulent Shadow Box DIY
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Succulent Shadow Box DIY. Every time I get to do a project with my Xryon creative tools, I get a smile on my face. I seriously love making everything into a sticker. From my kids’ artwork to layered scrapbook paper, to foam sheet and even cork pieces! I have used Xyron sticker making tools for nearly a decade, and I am just thrilled to no end to be a part of their blogger design team! This project is no different, and I am not sure that I could have made this Succulent Shadow Box without my Xyron tools. My sister loves succulents, geometric shapes, bold colors, and gold. With this in mind, I got to work on a sweet succulent shadow box picture frame for my sister’s Easter basket. I was sent a box of fun goodies from a collection by 1canoe2 and American Crafts; papers, cork decor pieces, and some washi tape, and oh the ideas I have for some of these papers! However, one design immediately stood out as the one to use for a project for my sister. I grabbed one of my many IKEA shadow box frames and gave it a quick coat of primer and gold metallic spray paint. While I waited for it to dry completely, I used my Cricut to cut out the paper from 1canoe2 and American Crafts to cover the pre-made mat. (Grab the cut file here) I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the paper to the mat. Next, I used my Xyron Sticker Maker to make the cork triangles from 1canoe2 and American Crafts into sticker and randomly added them to the mat board.
I had some tiny pots with fake succulents, so I taped a cut line, and carefully used a hand saw to cut one in half(ish). I traced the pot on a piece of craft foam and cut it out, then I ran it through my Xyron Creative Station on each side to make it like double sided foam tape. I added it to the back of the pot, and then stuck the pot to the mat board. Now, I was ready to put the frame back together, and add a picture of my sister and brother in law. I filled a small bowl with more fake succulents and I’ll add it to her Easter basket as well. This project took me about an hour from start to finish, but, I really love the finished look, and I love knowing my sister is the only person I will know with this frame!