Handmade Ornament by Shelly Hickox
Hi all! Those of you who follow my blog know that I decided to do a special ’12 Days of Ornaments’ project on my blog this month. Today is day 10 and I’m excited to be sharing today’s handmade ornament with all of you on the Inspiration Journal blog.
Eileen Hull has a new collection of dies with Sizzix called Vintage Kitchen. These dies are so much fun! I had an idea to use the Cookie Box in a slightly unusual way – as a shadowbox. Follow along to see how I created this sweet woodland ornament.
Begin by cutting the box pieces from chipboard. You’ll only need the side piece and the bottom.
Assemble box using glue of choice. Set aside to dry
Next, emboss a piece of manila cardstock using Tim Holtz’s wood grain Texture Fade. Spray with Vintage Photo Distress Stain Spray. When dry, ink with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and cut into 1 ½” strips. Emboss another piece and color in the same manner. Use the cookie box die to cut a bottom panel section from it. This will cover the back of the box.
Cut strips of thin wood sheets (these are bbq wrappers) to fit the inside of the box. Using the cookie box die, cut another bottom piece out of idea-ology Mirrored. This will cover the inside of the box.
Adhere the wood grain cardstock strips to the outside of the box. Notch the excess and fold over as shown.
Glue the back panel onto the box, covering the edges.
Seal project with gloss Multi Medium or varnish. Let dry.
Adhere the Mirrored piece to the inside of the box. Line the inside edges with the wood sheets. Color an idea-ology Woodland tree with Peeled Paint Distress Stain Spray.
Cut holly leaves from green Kraft Core’dinations cardstock. Adhere to top of box, along with a length of Red and Cream Trimmings and some pine cones and berries. Glue a length of twine around the edge of the box.
Create the scene inside with miniature deer and fake snow.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to make one of your own. Check out all of Eileen’s dies in the Inspiration Emporium store – I know you’ll love them!
Eileen Hull Cookie Box
Tim Holtz Strip Die – Festive Greenery
Tim Holtz Drapery and Woodgrain Texture Fades
Idea-ology Mini Trees
Ranger Distress Stain Spray – Peeled Paint
Ranger Distress Stain Spray – Vintage Photo
Idea-ology Trimmings – Red and Cream
Ranger Multi Medium – Glossy
Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Core’dinations Kraft Core #13
Ranger Manila Cardstock 8 ½” x 11”