5 Budget-Friendly DIYs for Fall
DIY 1 & 2 are both shadow boxes. I created both a large and small version. Both shadow box frames were laying around my home collecting dust. One I had used in the past, the other was never even opened. I picked up both frames from Ikea. Here I will share how I utilized the space in both frames.
Small Shadow Box Frame
Here are some of the supplies that I used for both shadow boxes. For the small, I’m using this small frame from Ikea and 1 2-tiered foam pumpkin from The Dollar Tree.
Disassemble the one 2-tiered pumpkin.
Cut both smaller and larger pumpkins in half. Set aside the large halves and all other pieces. They will be used later.
Spray paint small halves white and allow to dry
Paint on black horizontal stripes
Insert a toothpick into the top of the pumpkin halves and snip the top to shorten it.
I used a piece of foil to form the stem of the pumpkin.
Remove the stems and paint them gold
Add gold glitter to the wet paint.
Place the stems back onto the pumpkins.
Paint the leaves from the tiered pumpkin gold.
Disassemble the shadow box frame.
Flip the picture insert that comes with the frame face down and lay the border insert on top.
Trace around the inside of the border on the picture insert.
Paint inside the square with a base color and allow to dry. The cover that base color with a top color.
I chose black and pink as my colors because it was the only paint I could find on-hand.
I spray painted the frame box gold
Now it’s time for re-assembly. I’ve gathered all of my painted items.
I placed the frame border of the painted pink square.
Starting with the leaves, I hot glue items onto the square and border.
Once all items are glued in place, I put the frame back together.
Here you have the completed small shadow box.