Victorian Shadowbox

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Victorian Shadowbox

After spending so much picking out just the right wedding invitation, why stuff it in a drawer after the wedding to be forgotten? This shadow box project will not only personalize your home, but it’s a great way to display your wedding invitation.

Personalize this project by using perserved flowers from your bouquet if they were fresh, or use parts of your silk bouquet. Use a ribbon color that matches your invitation or that you used as a one of your wedding colors. And instead of painting the shadow box gold, you can stain it, leave it as is, or paint it to match the decor of your home. Regardless of how you decide to put this craft together, you will have a wonderful keepsake of the happiest day of your life for years to come!

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Shadow Box (Size depends on your invitation and your preference)
  • Sponge Brush
  • Gold Paint
  • Craft Glue
  • Silk Flowers (We suggest using pastel colored flowers)
  • Dried Baby Breaths
  • Ribbon (Match the color of the ribbon to the flowers you selected)
  • Paper Doily (Size depends on the size of the box you choose)
  • Your Wedding Invitation

INSTRUCTIONS:

Paint the wood frame of your box in gold, and make sure to cover the whole frame. Let the paint dry overnight. (see picture below)

Cover the back board of your box with the paper doily, when you have the doily in place, glue it down. (see picture below)

Center your invitation on top of the doily , and glue.

Glue your silk flowers and baby breath to the opposite corners of the invitations.

Glue your ribbon around the invitation in the shape of an abstract heart. (see picture below)

Finish off the box by putting the box together with the glass on top.

The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent is to inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained.