Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

I’m crushing on woodland Christmas decor this holiday season!  It’s hard not fall for beautiful forest animals, especially in miniature! I used an unfinished wood shadowbox that is shaped like a tree to make this cute piece of decor.   This adorable piece of holiday decor will add some whimsy to your decorating this winter.

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

Supplies Used to Make Woodland Christmas Decor:

  • Tree Shadow Box (mine are from Darice Crafts via Consumer Crafts)
  • White paint
  • Miniature woodland animal figures (choose your favorites!)
  • Super fine glitter
  • Fabric flowers
  • Wood patterned paper
  • Hot glue gun

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

Paint the unfinished wood tree shadow box with white paint.  I used milk paint from Folk Art to create an ultra-matte finish.  Let the first layer of paint dry and then add a second coat.

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

Trace the wood patterned paper to fit the back of the shadow box as well as the sides.  Cut out the paper and use a hot glue gun to adhere the patterned paper to the tree-shaped box. I used a wood patterned paper by DCWV for my woodland Christmas decor project.

Paint the miniature resin animals with the same white paint that you used in step one. You could leave them as is, but I want to create a monochromatic, snowy finish for my piece.  I chose a variety of woodland animals, including a squirrel, fox, deer, hedgehog, and owl.  These can all be found with fairy garden miniature items at the craft store.

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

While the white paint on the animals is still wet, sprinkle on superfine white glitter.  Let the animals dry completely.

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

Arrange the animal miniatures in the shadow box as you like. I left some boxes empty and I can fill them in later if I choose to. I didn’t want it to look too busy so the open spaces work for me.  Use a bit of hot glue to keep each animal in place.  Add some color to the layout by hot gluing on some Christmas colored fabric flowers (from Petaloo) as well as a miniature holiday wreath.

Make forest themed woodland Christmas Decor

I actually use this piece in my guest bathroom. I love to decorate my bathrooms, as a special surprise for my guests and visitors. This piece would also look pretty in a window, on a mantle, or displayed on an entry table.  Have fun crafting and creating woodland Christmas decor for the holidays!

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