Make a beachy seashell shadowbox with a cookie cutter and tiny shells. This DIY shadowbox is easy to make. We just glued in a cookie cutter and filled it with shells! Here’s how we did it.
How To Make A Beachy Seashell Shadowbox
Shadowbox, 5″x5″x 1″
Pale yellow spray paint
1 sheet scrapbook paper with ocean look
Star cookie cutter, 3″x3″x1″
Tiny seashells, ½ ounce
3 tiny starfish
20″ striped ribbon, ¾-inch wide
StazOn stamp pad, Jet Black (StazOn stays on glass!)
Hot glue & glue gun
Silver eyelet screw (holds 10 pounds)
Hammer and nail
1. Take the glass out of the shadowbox and remove the backing. Spray paint the shadowbox frame and the backing with the pale yellow spray paint.
2. Use the backing as a template to cut a piece of the scrapbook paper. Glue the paper to the shadowbox backing with dabs of hot glue.
3. Hot glue the thicker side of the star cookie cutter to center of the paper-covered backing. Secure with extra hot glue on the inside edge of the cookie cutter (this won’t show once you fill the cookie cutter with shells.) Pour the tiny seashells into the cookie cutter. Arrange them so the prettiest shells are facing up. Then place the starfishes on top.
4. Clean the front and the back of the glass with glass cleaner. Stamp the glass with the flourish stamp and StazOn ink about ½-inch from the edge of the glass.
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.
You can make shadowboxes like this using different shaped cookie cutters. We made one with a heart shaped cookie cutter and filled it with tiny dried rosebuds. So pretty!
Jennifer & Kitty
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