Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Starry Shadow Box

A couple days ago I shared Laura Story's song "Keeper of the Stars" along with 2 free lyric printables to choose from.  Today I'm going to share how I used one of the printables to create a starry shadow box.  Let's get started, shall we?

What You Need:
-1 of the free printables {& a printer, of course} =)
-a shadow box
-black contact paper or black paper {or you could use black paint & cardboard fitted to your shadow box size}
-a small strand of twinkle lights {preferably battery powered (makes it easier than having to be close to an electrical outlet)} {I found these battery powered star ones at the Dollar Tree}

What You Do:
Resize your printable in a word document to a suitable size for your shadow box {don't forget to allow space for your twinkle lights}.  Print & cut out your printable.  Cut your black paper to fit your shadow box & begin carefully cutting small slits for your twinkle lights around where your printable will be glued.  Once you've done that, you can gently poke through your lights {if you have decorative lights similar to mine pop the decorative bulb cover off, slip the light through your cut slit, & put the cover back on}.  Glue your printable to the center of your black paper {you can also carefully cut any additional light slits you'd like over the printable, as well, too}.  Place your creation into your shadow box, turn on the twinkle lights, & remember to give everything {big & small & in between} over to our mighty God.  He is in control!

Starry Love,

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