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I love celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas! I often like to make my own DIY decor — it helps get me in the holiday spirit! Today I’m getting together with some sweet friends for the Handmade Christmas Decor Blog Hop. We will all be sharing Christmas decor and projects with details on how to make them! Be sure to scroll through this entire post so you can see all my friend’s wonderful projects, too!
DIY Holiday Display Case | Shadow Box
I got the idea for my new homemade Christmas decor from a fun, but simple project I created for Halloween. I only made the project one day before Halloween, so I haven’t shared it yet here. For Halloween, I made a simple Halloween shadow box by spray painting a bamboo drawer organizer black.
I had ordered the drawer organizer for a kitchen drawer. It wound up being larger than I expected, though, and didn’t fit the drawer. I’m not sure why I never returned it. I am glad I didn’t! Once I spray painted the brown bamboo drawer organizer black, it became a super fun display for my living room’s console table. My daughters love it, and so do I!
In my display case I put a few cute Halloween figurines that I found at the craft store, some fun Halloween stickers and some glittery black battery-operated votive candles for a spooky look. You can see in the below photo how my DIY Halloween shadow box/display case looked on my living room’s console table.
I immediately knew that I’d create a similar Christmas display case to decorate my living room’s console table! So I ordered myself another bamboo drawer organizer from Amazon and got some white spray paint.
DIY Christmas Shadow Box
For my Christmas display case, I was lucky enough to find a bunch of cute Christmas miniatures at my local Target in the dollar spot section. I also picked up some mini bottle brush trees at my local craft store. I strung some mini tassels that I had in my craft stash on some twine to hang across the top of my Christmas shadow box. This is what the miniatures looked like in my bamboo organizer before I spray painted it.
To create my Christmas display case or shadow box, I simply spray painted my new bamboo drawer organizer with white spray paint. I just put the organizer down on some newspaper in the backyard and sprayed away! Painting my new DIY Christmas shadow box took maybe 20 minutes, tops.
I love all the adorable Christmas miniature figurines I found. I think the green pickup truck with the Christmas tree is my favorite!
Another fave is the small puppy figurine I picked it up in honor of my family’s new Shih Tzu puppy, Mochi. I was hoping to find a Shih Tzu figurine, but this will have to do.
My Christmas curio/shadow box was an easy project, but I’m really happy with how it turned out!
I am starting to like making curio/shadow boxes.
Be sure to pin this project if you’d like to make your own Christmas display box this holiday season!
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Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
This turned out so cute, Lauren! I just love the tassel garland and the little items, such as the jingle bells!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Hi Lauren, I have always loved miniature collectables since I was a child and your display box brings back great memories. I may have to make one with some of the little Christmas collectables I have packed away. So happy to be on the blog hop with you!
Julie Briones says
Super cute, Lauren! It’s sure fun to find new decor ‘by accident’! 😉
Ha! I had no idea you used a drawer organizer for this craft, Lauren. That is so clever! How wonderful that you could just change out the miniatures every season. I see little Easter eggs and Valentine’s minis in this curio box’s future. ?
Great idea, Crissy! I’m planning to use it for Valentine’s Day but didn’t think far enough ahead for Easter! Fun!
Kim @Serving Up Southern says
What a great idea to use a drawer divider for the shadow box! This is such a cute project. I’m going to make these with my little granddaughters. I think they would each love one in their room for the holidays.
That’s a wonderful idea, Kim! I hope you get to do this project with your granddaughters!
I love how this turned out! And using a drawer organizer is such a genius idea! All of the miniatures are adorable – especially that truck!
Jill – Doused in Pink
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