Over the weekend we had some of the most glorious weather in Chicago. It was in the 60’s and sunny. That is unheard of in February! People were out and about, and it was clear that everyone had spring fever! Taking a cue from mother nature, I decide a spring-inspired project was in order and so I made an adorable moss monogram shadow box.
This was a really fun project to put together and it did not take a long time to make. That’s my favorite kind of project!
Supplies Needed for Moss Monogram Shadow Box
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- Wood shadow box (or empty wood toy container, like I used)
- Craft paint in the color of your choice (I used Patio Paint in Deep Buttercup)
- Spray adhesive
- Scrapbook paper in the colors and patterns of your choice
- Moss initial
- Colored mini brads
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Foam brush
- Small pins
Instructions for Making a Moss Monogram Shadow Box
First, sand down any rough edges on your wood shadow box. I used an empty Melissa & Doug toy container, so if you have one of those lying around, put it to use! (I love to re-use those containers! See how I used them in these No-Maintenance Vertical Succulent Gardens!)
Next, paint the outer and inner edges of the wood shadow box. Cut scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the shadow box and attach it to the inside back with spray adhesive.
Now it’s time to make some small paper flowers to attach to the front of the moss initial. To do that, first cut a strip of scrapbook paper about 1″ wide and as long as you want.
Fold it into an accordion.
Hot glue the center of the accordion together. Then bend the bottom two pieces of the accordion outward and hot glue. Repeat the process with the top two pieces of the accordion. Add hot glue to any areas of the paper flower where there may be gaps.
After the flower has dried, open a small, decorative brad and put it into the center of the paper flower.
Hot glue the flowers to the front of the moss initial. If desired, secure the flowers even more with small pins. Hot glue the moss initial into the shadow box.
And that is all you have to do to create an adorable moss monogram shadow box of your own!
I just love this project and think it brings the promise of spring with it! If you like it, I hope you’ll pin it so that you can make it later!
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