Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

This beautiful decorative project is so easy to make…you’ll want to make one for everyone on your gift list!

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

Supplies used to make Christmas Shadowbox Ornaments:

  • Copper and wood shadow boxes (by Darice)
  • Metallic Texture Paste in Copper by DecoArt
  • Pine Cones
  • Plastic ornament bulbs
  • Metal star garland
  • Holly fabric embellishments
  • Hot glue gun

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

Place the pine cones and other items inside the shadow boxes to see what will fit and how they will look together. This will help you plan your layout. The wood and copper shadow boxes are by Darice and can be found at ConsumerCrafts.com

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts. Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

I wanted to mimic the copper accents on the shadow boxes to tie the elements together, so I used copper texture paste to highlight some of the items that will go in the shadowboxes.  First I brushed some copper metallic texture paste onto the tips of the pine cones.  Then I brushed the copper paste over the metal stars on the wire garland.

Hot glue the highlighted pine cones inside the shadow boxes.

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

Hot glue the ornaments inside the shadowboxes.  Some of my ornaments had wire attached, so I wrapped the wire around the ends of the pinecones before gluing them in place.

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

Embellish the empty spaces in the shadowboxes with other accent items.  I added fabric holly clusters from Petaloo to one box.  I added the metal star garland to the other box.  Use hot glue to hold all of the additions in place in the shadow box.

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

These ornament shadowboxes are large and will definitely be noticed on a tree!  They look lovely standing, too, and would make a beautiful addition to a mantel or tablescape. These Christmas shadowboxes could even double as favors for guests to take home.  Have fun crafting and creating for Christmas!

Make Christmas shadowbox ornaments to give as gifts.

I originally published this post on Crafts Unleashed when I was a design team member.

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