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Holiday Shadow Boxes using Stitches by DIME

After lunch one day, we decided to pop into Craft Warehouse and see what was on sale during their sidewalk sale. Oh wow, we found some inexpensive items to play with for some home decor embroidery items. I just had to start with the black pedestal shadowbox.

shadow box prep

I thought it would be fun to design something related to the holidays using Word Art in Stitches by DIME.

shadow box prep software

I started with my shapes, filled them in with words related to the shape theme and let it do it’s job. What fun!!! I did have to make sure they were sized to fit my design area. I stitched them out

shadow box prep 3

Then padded foam core with leftover batting scraps and used double stick tape and E6000 glue to stick the two together.

shadow box prep 4

If you decide to do something like this, don’t forget to cut your foam core slightly smaller to take into account batting and fabric. I glued a colored ribbon around the edges to cover up where the covered pieces met. Even though you don’t really see the edges in the shadowbox, I really wanted a cleaner finish. I then added some crystals for a little bling, and sandwiched the designs in between the two pieces of glass and slid the unit into the shadow box. Slid the lid in place and immediately fell in love with my little design.

shadow box front back final

I think this will look great placed in the center of a wreath on the holiday table. Don’t you? I did go buy two more of the shadow boxes, and can’t wait to get started on them. You could easily whip up some other holiday or seasonal designs to replace these throughout the year. Wouldn’t that be fun? Snowflakes for January, hearts for February, shamrocks for March, and just keep on going!

Stitched out on the Baby Lock Destiny

Designed using DIME Word Art in Stitches software

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

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