"Jingle" Bells Shadow Box

3 Materials
1 Hour

'Twas still months before Christmas... when I came up with this shadow box frame idea!! It all started with a cute little Christmas gift bag! This fun, whimsical frame was crafted using mostly bits & pieces of items that I already had. This is my first post on Hometalk...so here goes!icon

Here is the inspirational gift bag. It's one of those three- dimensional types, with the lettering raised off the bag.

I carefully removed the top "jingle" word off the bag. Saved those little foam tabs , important for use later!

This shadow box frame was something I was lucky to find at local thrift store for about $1.00. Love shadow boxes, but sometimes they get pretty pricey, so this was a major score!!icon

Disassembled frame, easy.

Used this other gift bag just for the striped paper that I cut off the sides of the bag. Could use scrapbook paper or anything colorful for this part. I liked the colors of this one!

Flattened/ironed the paper just to smooth it out a bit...

Measured, cut & fit colored paper into frame. Secured the paper to the back of inner shadow box frame. This part will vary depending on the design of the shadow box.

Ok, so remember those little foam tabs that were saved from original gift bag. I applied these adhesive squares onto the foam tabs. (Once the original foam tabs are pulled off the bag, don't have much stick left to them)

Ok, now for the fun part, putting it all together!

Adhere the foam tabs to the back of "Jingle"!

Of course, bells were needed to add to project, I used two different sized jingle bells, added a bit of depth & variety!

Pressed the "jingle" firmly into place on colored paper then...carefully placed glass front on frame. Before closing the shadow box together, poured bells in & sort of tipped the frame back & forth till I liked the placement of the bells. Then closed frame and secured the back. Really like the 3D feature of the shadow box and LOVE how this turned out! So cool to see an idea in my head come to life...Been following all of you awesome DIYers for a while now and thought I would join the fun!

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