Another Diy Dollar Tree Shadow Box with Cricut
I love shadow boxes and I’ve come up with a great way to make them cheap! This idea borders on genius if you want to make your own shadow box. So simple! So cheap! Let me show you how I did another diy dollar tree shadow box.
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Genius Idea for the Shadow Box
Ok I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a dollar tree junkie but I’m mean wow! I can’t help myself. So many things that can be transformed into beautiful decorations for a few dollars is priceless! On my last pilgrimage to dollar tree I picked up 4 frame the same thinking I’d turn them into a lantern, but when I tried that , they just didn’t go together right.
Well crap! I stacked them together and set them aside bummed that my idea would work. So I went in to another project and they sat there stacked and off to the side. On that trip I also bought small Christmas ball ornaments that I intended to put in a shadow box, which I didn’t have yet. Then it hit me like a flash! Glue those frames together for the shadow box! My solution to not having the shadow box was sitting in front of me all the time!
Begin with Taking the Glass Out
Alright, let me show you how simple this thing is! It turns out sooo cute!
First remove the glass from the frame. Pull the metal tabs out with a pair of needle nose players.
Gluing the Dollar Tree Shadow Box Together
I like to use E6000 and hot glue for an extra strong bond when I make things. So I applied my adhesives to the edge of the first frame and stacked the second in on it. Make sure they are flush all around. (I actually didn’t insert the design on the glass until last in this project)
Continue with your remaining frames. I used 3 but use as many as you need to get the size box you want. For the last frame you will need to cur and apply your design or use mine if you like to the glass and secure that into your first frame. Then hot glue and E6000 that frame to the rest of the frames.
Lastly, cut a piece of cardstock in the color of your choice and adhere it to the back of the frame. I used roller glue. Place your filler in the box then hot glue the back in place.
Final Touches Finish the Dollar Tree Shadow Box
I’m loving everything except where the glue seeped out and made an ugly mess. I just got this buffalo plaid ribbon at the dollar store and it works great covering up my mistakes. Just cut the length you need and carefully glue it in place.
My husband was so impressed with this project! He is my biggest supporter and I just love that he thinks I could sell this little beauty. I am also impressed with it! It’s so simple to make. Are you going to give it a try? Please share your projects and thoughts in the comments below.
Wendy Rutten says
Great idea! Headed to get the supplies now! Do you have any ideas for the extra glass?
Wendy Rutten says
Love this idea! Heading to get the supplies now. Do you have any ideas of how to use the extra glass?
Sheila Rivera says
I love this! Brilliant idea! Was wondering where or how did you make the lettering on the front of the box?
Sue Ellen says
I used my Cricut maker and a design from Design Space.
Love this!! I’ve made memorial shadowboxes using rolled paper flowers. I love the buffalo check ribbon along the edges to hide the seams and glue. A beautiful buffalo check now in the middle on top would make it look like a Christmas present!! 💜