This shadowbox gets its beachy look from the ocean-inspired background and cabana-style ribbon––but the tiny starfish are the star of the show!
5-inch x 5-inch shadowbox, 1-inch deep
Pale yellow spray paint
1 sheet scrapbooking paper with ocean look
3-inch x 3-inch x 1-inch star shaped cookie cutter
Tiny seashells (½ ounce)
3 tiny starfish
20 inches striped ribbon, ¾-inch wide
Jet Black StazOn stamp pad
Silver eyelet screw (holds 10 pounds)
Hammer and nail
1. Take the shadowbox apart and spray-paint all sides of the wooden frame and the shadowbox frame insert with the pale yellow spray paint.
2. Use the back of the shadowbox as a template and cut a piece of the scrapbooking paper to fit. Adhere the paper to the shadowbox back with dabs of hot glue.
3. Hot glue the thicker side of the star-shaped cookie cutter to center of the paper. Secure with extra hot glue on the inside edge of the cookie cutter. Pour the seashells into the cookie cutter. Arrange them so the prettiest ones show, then place the starfish on top.
4. Clean the front and back of the glass. Stamp the glass with the flourish stamp using the StazOn. The image should be about ½-inch from the edge. Repeat for all four impressions. (If the stamp slides, you can clean it off the glass with window cleaner and paper towel.)
5. Put the glass back into the shadowbox with the stamped-side facing in. Set the frame over the shell-filled cookie cutter and lift the backing into place. Reassemble the shadowbox.
6. To finish it off, hot glue the striped ribbon around the front of the shadowbox. For a tidy look, miter the corners of the ribbon by cutting them at an angle and meeting them neatly at each corner.
Sure Fit Tip: If your cookie cutter doesn’t fit securely under the glass, build up the background with a piece of foam core. Just hot glue the scrapbooking paper to the foam core and go from there.