My son loves music so I thought it would be fun to make him a personalized, music themed shadow box to decorate his wall.
- Double sided printed paper
- Thin double sided tape or glue
- Musical instrument metal charms
- Chipboard musical notes
- Small hanger
- Letter stamps/ink
- Electronic cutter
As always, you can use the cutting files with an electronic cutter or cut them out by hand using the files as a template. I increased the size of the banner to about 11.5 inches in length. The center of one side was cut out using a die. This could also be done using a ruler and craft knife.
A strip of matching patterned paper 1 inch wide by 16.5 inches wide was cut and scored. Scoring was done along the length of strip at 1/4 inch on both sides. The strip was then scored at 4 1/4, 7 1/2, and 11 3/4.
A box was formed from the strip and attached to the banner around the opening. I like using double sided tape for this because it is fast and easy to attach the pieces but glue can also be used.
The box is sandwiched between the sides of the banner to create the shadow box.
Next, a pretty label was cut from The Vintage Labels Template set. The same die was used to cut out the center of the label.
The label was attached to the banner over the opening.
The metal charms were hung on hooks attached to the inside of the box. Chip board music notes were attached to the outside edges. Another piece from The Vintage Labels set was cut and rubber stamps were used to make the letters for the name.
My son absolutely loves this and it was so easy to make!
Thanks so much for hanging with the chicks!
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