Monday, May 20, 2013

Seashell Shadow Box {Tutorial} Target Knockoff

I was shopping at my local Target and seen this cute seashell shadow box.
Being the crafty person that I am, I decided to save my $20, and make my own. So know I'm going to show you how to make your own.

This is an easy peasy craft project. The only thing that takes the longest is arranging the seashells how you want them.

What you need:
A shadow box of your size. I chose a white 12x12 from Michaels that I got on sale & with a coupon!
Glue gun

Step 1. I forgot to take a picture but you need to take your shadow box apart. You want the backing. Mine was black and some type of velvet material.

Step 2. Measure your burlap roughly. I put the burlap over the backing and cut around leaving a little bit of room
See it's not perfect, but it doesn't have to be.

Step 3. Put some hot glue on the backing and push down to get the burlap to stay put. Make sure you go around the edges and add glue where needed. If you don't do this, the end result won't look great.

Step 4. Get all of those seashells ready. If you're like me, you have a ton that you want to use.

Step 5. Use the that little frame part that goes between the glass and backing as a border. You want to make sure that your seashells are going to fit right. Arrange and rearrange your seashells how you want them.

Step 6. When you finally decide on an arrangement, hot glue those babies to the burlap. 

Step 7. Trim any extra burlap from the edges, and then put your shadow box back together.

Step 8. Put your new work of art some place that you love, and enjoy!

I ended up paying $7 for my project. Right now Michaels has their shadow boxes for 40% off, plus you can use a 25% off shadow boxes coupon too! You can see the weekly ad here and get coupons here.

P.S. Michaels didn't pay me to put the links up. I did it to help y'all out. I hope you enjoy the project!

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