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Winter Deer Diorama

Over the weekend I shared my winter mantel, and you got a little sneak peek of today’s project!
When I saw these these adorable snow globe shadow boxes at Spool & Spoon I knew I wanted take my own spin on them. And I did with my winter deer diorama!

I started with an upcycled wooden box that, in a moment of bad bloggerness, I forgot to take a proper before photo of. But luckily I found it on Amazon, so for a before pic check here: T.S. Shure Farm MagnaWheels.
The first thing I did was cut off the strap as much as possible then painted the sides, inside and out, with Martha Stewart metallic silver acrylic paint.
After the paint was dry, I trimmed some scrapbook paper down to size and glued it down inside the back of the box.
The star of the show is this silver glittery deer ornament I found as a 6-pack at Big Lots back in December.
I can’t wait to figure out what to do with the other 5!
I position the deer in the box but did not glue him down just yet.
To add to the winter feel, I used small pearlescent cream buttons as snowflakes. I positioned them around the deer, then when I had them where I wanted them, I glued them down.
Now I’m ready to permanently add the deer!
I added pop dots to the back of the deer then laid him in the box.
I like that this gives him more of a 3D look!
An acrylic insert slides up the front of the box to make a sort of shadowbox.
I tried and tried to get the stickers and the adhesive off of the acrylic, but it just wasn’t working.
So instead I trimmed a piece of 12×12 scrapbook transparency down to size and used that instead!
It worked out great because the printed transparency adds to my winter look.
I added some fake snow to the base of the box then inserted the transparency and glued it down to the box where you see the arrow. Now I don’t have to worry about the transparency slipping down.
I tied a ribbon around the base, mostly to hide the little knobs on the side, but it looks pretty cute, too,
don’t you think?
And complete! I can leave this beauty up all winter long.
Are you ready for even more winter fun?
I’m joining a lot of other talented bloggers in a snowflake-themed party with this project!
Check out all of the wonderful ideas below!


 
 

 

 

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Amanda @ Serenity Now

Monday 21st of January 2013

I love it, Michele. You're right--it will work so nicely throughout the winter season.

JQ Ruetten

Sunday 20th of January 2013

What a wonderful job! Found you via Sumo Sweet Stuff.

JQ @http://itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com

L.A.

Sunday 20th of January 2013

This is super cute! I have similar gold ornaments-but they live on my tree!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters

Sunday 20th of January 2013

Gorgeous diorama! I love the glittery deer!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Partyhttp://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

Lauren

Saturday 19th of January 2013

So pretty! I'd love it if you would come share at the Funday Sunday link party that is open over at www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com! Hope to see you there!

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