DIY Easter Shadowbox
I wanted to make a fun, colorful Easter Shadowbox using symbols that reflect the real meaning of the holiday. The rustic cross and crown of thorns used in my Easter Shadowbox depict the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross (a tutorial for both was published in a guest post at flusterbuster.com on March 15th -see it here). I love bunnies and chickens too-don’t get me wrong-because they also symbolize new life and the hope of spring. However, the real reason we celebrate Easter is because Jesus died to give us eternal life. The crosses and crown on top of the the Easter grass are saying, “Hey, Easter IS fun, but this is why we can really rejoice.”
6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:6
My shadowbox debuted for the first time in Make A New Year’s Family Prayer Shadowbox. (pictured below). I plan on recycling it for other holidays as well.
Materials for the Easter Shadowbox:
- rustic cross
- crown of thorns
- foam cross stickers
- Easter grass
- Chalk Couture (Happy Easter) sample kit
- moss-covered rocks (pictured, but I didn’t like them with the shadowbox)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks (not pictured)
I followed the instructions included in the Happy Easter Chalk Couture sample kit. The stencil adheres to the surface, then you use the squeegie to press the chalk paste into the stencil. Chalk Couture stencils/kits provide a quick, easy way to embellish things. I used a hair dryer to quickly dry the chalk paste paint.
You can still see the gold and silver disks I hot-glued onto the fabric of the shadowbox for the New Year’s Family Prayer Shadowbox. I covered them up with Easter grass, but I plan on showing them when I make a vignette for my daughter’s graduation party in May. Gold and silver are great neutral colors, in my opinion.
Fill the Easter Shadowbox with Easter grass in the desired colors. Adorn with the foam cross stickers, crown of thorns, and rustic cross (tutorial will be published on flusterbuster.com March 15th). The Easter grass and foam cross stickers gave the piece the bright and colorful look I was hoping to achieve. I hot-glued the rustic cross and crown of thorns to the glass. Hopefully I will be able to peel off the hot glue when I use the shadowbox again.
Your Easter Shadowbox is complete! If you’ve made one, send me a picture and I will put it in this post.
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