Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Crafting

It's time to get crafty and that's just what I did yesterday - for the better part of the afternoon.  I thought about starting my wreath but I wanted to do something that was easy and this craft was, I did one and then just kept right on going, it was that much fun.  Everything I used was from the dollar store or vintage things that I had thrifted.    I shared one last night on Instagram, some people wanted to see the five others that I made, so here it goes - my shadowbox creations!


This is the first one I made, I filled it up!  I used thrifted vintage wrapping paper for the background.


I used a page from a vintage Christmas carol book for the background on this one.  The next one, my first green box,  is back to the wrapping paper background.





When we came home through the US this fall, I bought a never used booklet of children's Christmas cards, just like the Valentines we used to have, the kind that you would cut out and make the envelope.  This background is one of those cards.  

I knew that book of cards would come in handy for something!

My only one with a white frame, done with the wrapping paper.

I really enjoyed making them, so much so that I went back to the dollar store this afternoon and bought two more three packs of frames!!  I'm on a roll!!    This would be a great Christmas craft for any age - I had a bag of little bits and pieces that I had thrifted last year, I hope I can find some more when I go out later in the week!!  


I don't think I can pick a favorite, I like them all!!!  


I'm joining in at the Junkin Joe link up today and for the very first time - You're Gonna  Love it Tuesday



19 comments:

  1. Those are so cute Jill! I like them all! You did good!

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  2. So cute Jill, love your boxes. Now I may have to try one, they look like fun! I spent the afternoon making Christmas gift tags for friends. Love our crafty time! :) Pam

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  3. This is a cute idea and one I could use for that pixie head I found at the thrift store the other day! heehee! I love them all, too...the pixie wins my heart though! HAVE FUN!

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  4. They are seriously wonderful Jill! Of course my favorite is the Santa from the Children's x-mas card book.
    Great Job you!
    Erica :)

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  5. These are awesome! You, Erica (Golden Egg), Laurie (Magpie Ethel), and others are really inspiring me to craft with my vintage Christmas goodies!

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  6. Hanna & I were just talking about a fun craft to do with Maddie this Christmas. I think this is it!

    ~Erica

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  7. OK, these are adorable! I better start looking for Michael coupons! HAHA. I love what you did...so fun :) My favorite is the one with the carol back groud and the valentine like card. Super cute.

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  8. I love them all!!!! What a great idea Jill!

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  9. Your embellished frames are delightful, full of whimsy. Love them all.

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  10. These are so sweet, and boy did you get busy! You have some energy!

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  11. What fun to make them! I'm going to have to try that project! Yours are really cute!!

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  12. These are so cute!!! Love the white one but really hard to choose since they are all adorable!

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  13. Look at you getting all crafty! Makes me so happy! Awesome job, they look really sweet. :)

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  14. Very cute! I was going to make a few of these too but haven't found good frames yet.

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  15. Hi Jill, these are just adorable! Hard to pick a favorite. I do like the music one. Thanks for inspiring us and for the great idea.
    Nice to hear from you too.
    Linda Lou

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  16. I love shadow boxes and have been meaning to try out a project like thus. Your turned out great, I especially like the kids Christmas cards you thrifted. I have a cigar box I am hoping to turn into a Christmas shadow box.

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  17. Love your work. Ready for festival!!

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  18. Very lovely! I wish I had some crafting talent. All my projects end-up in the trash can!

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