So a friend of my mine got engaged over the weekend, YAY!!! lol and she wanted to find a way to preserve a little something from the engagement. I thought it was a good idea to save the wine cork of the bottle they opened after the proposal. I decided to go with a shadow box something cute and something and that she would cherish for life. Usually when looking for a shadow box you just got to any at store and pick a color and whether or not it has glass in it. I wanted something a bit more personal, something that would represent them and that they would cherish for all the years to come. The project should take no more than 20 minutes and as always I’ve post the supply list and instructions below, I hope you enjoy it!
Wood Box 8x10x1.75
Rhinestones (different types)
Hot Glue Gun
So I started with the wood box cleaned it and wiped it down, I chose wood because I was thinking about painting it but in the end I chose to decorate it with the paper tape. Paper tape is great it can make anything look expensive and it’s non-messing and super easy to use. You can use anything you want to decorate the outside and inside of the box, if you use paint make sure to use 2 or 3 coats of paint otherwise it will look sheer, you can also use a wood stain as well.
Once I had taped over the area I wanted I chose to focus on the inside of the box. I used rhinestones and the engagement stickers, I made sure to use the hot glue gun so the stickers won’t fall off. Obviously you can use any color of rhinestones, gems and dimensional stickers to decorate your box. After I placed the rhinestones and stickers on the box I took wine cork and placed it in the middle of the box with some hot glue.
That’s pretty much it, that’s how you make your own shadow box! If you chose to include glass or Plexiglas as a cover for your box make sure that the box has an overlapping frame, that the glass fits tightly and add some glass glue for measure and safety.