I have been working on this shadow box for over a month; I had a lot of creative block when trying to figure out how to lay out all the components. The overall size is 16 x 20.
I'm not sure if this was a printer's tray originally or what it was......I bought the wooden tray itself at GoodWill for $3. I still might dry brush some white paint to the exterior edges to give it a more rustic look.
When I went to take out my Christmas decorations this year, I realized they were taking up a lot of room by being stored and wrapped individually. Most of what I have are gifts from my pre-K students over the years. I thought it would be nice to have all those mementos in one spot so I could look at them all together at the same time and also store them a lot easier.
I did buy some miniature things to fill in the areas as I like shadow boxes that are full and have little blank space (which is totally opposite of my card making style which is clean and simple).
Here are some close-up shots:
My husband asked what the significance of the corn cob pipe was -- do you know? It's from Frosty the Snowman but I couldn't fit it in the section with all the snowmen.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann