You guys know that I love a good crafty challenge, so when Colby of Love Joy Glitter announced that she was holding a Quarterly Craft Challenge, I promptly signed up. I didn’t quite realize, though, just how much of a challenge she meant to give us, and I got in way over my head with this one! We were all given the same box of supplies and had to use at least three products (the box they arrived in counted). The only other products we could use were glue, paint brushes, nails, pushpins, and scissors. After a lot of trial and error, my end result was this Rustic Snowflake Shadowbox.
Now, before we all laugh, let me just say that I’m kinda proud of myself for having actually come up with anything! I played around for ages and was worried that I’d run out of supplies because nothing was working out for me. In the end, though, while this isn’t something I’d normally make, it has inspired me to make other projects, so that’s pretty cool!
So, here’s what was in the box we all received.
- 12″x48″ burlap
- 1 yard mesh
- 1 bottle glitter glue
- burlap clothespin
- 15 feet floral wire
- 4 9″ dowels
- robin egg blue paint
I painted the dowels blue and broke two of them in half.
I took the wire and the the four small pieces of dowel and attempted to tie them together in a rough (emphasis on *rough*) snowflake shape.
I then turned to the box. I cut the lid off and glued burlap to the inside, folding it over the sides.
I used the wire to hold the burlap in place around the sides.
The two full size dowels fit perfectly inside the box in an “x.”
I attached the “snowflake” I made earlier to the “x” with more wire.
I then put some of the glitter glue on the dowel pieces for a bit of sparkle.
I attached another bit of wire to the top of the box for hanging. I just looped the ends through a bit of burlap and twisted it together. And that was that!
It is most definitely not my best work, but it carries a hint of the rustic glam style I love and I really had to dig deep to figure this one out, which is what a good challenge is all about! If you want to see people who created things far better than me, though, please check out these projects!