Monday, December 17, 2018

12 Days of Christmas Day 10 Shadow Box

12 Days of Christmas Ideas

Today's project is super easy (but hard to photograph) and is made from a commonly found thrift store item--a mantle clock.

Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock
I have a few of these in my stash and always grab them when the price is right. It took less than an hour to transform this clock into a lighted shadow box for Christmas.
Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock


Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock
I took the back off and removed the clock by unscrewing it. I painted the background black and added snow "blobs" by dropping paint on the background.
I painted the clock case white--don't forget to paint the inside. I lightly distressed the paint when it was dry.
Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock
I hot glued five trees to the bottom inside. I threaded a string of battery operated fairy lights through the hole where the clock was attached to the back, and wrapped the lights around the trees. The battery pack is taped to the back. Clean the glass!
Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock
I added some fake snow (which makes a mess) and hot glued the back to the clock case.
Make a Lighted Christmas Shadow Box From a Thrift Store Clock
I love it sitting on my library stair shelves and fits in perfectly with my more simple decor this year.

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