Monday, June 3, 2019

10 Minute Craft | Starfish Shadow Box


What's better than a 10 minute craft? A 10 minute craft that costs $10! For many working peeps, both time and money are resources to be cognizant of. While I wish for everyone and myself to have complete freedom and flexibility in these areas, that rarely is the reality. However, that doesn't mean you can't make the most of the free time you have and take on projects as cost-effectively as possible!

For the coastal-loving individual, this craft is for you! It requires only five items and a few minutes to complete.

Inspo & Materials
What sparked me to do this craft was the need for neutral coastal decor as I move into my new space. I found this shadow box on super discount at Michael's a month or so ago and snagged a couple, so I could make myself and my mom this piece. While at Christmas Tree Shops, I picked up an inexpensive pack of starfish. Since I wasn't fond of the yellowy color they were painted, I snagged paint from Walmart to better customize this piece to my color scheme. You can certainly do the same and paint it any color! Also, the back of the shadow box can be covered with fabric or scrapbook paper to better stylize this piece to your preferences. I used a random brush I had laying around, as well as my hot glue gun for this project. 

Steps
1. Paint the starfish. Let sit for approximately 10 minutes or until dry.
2. While the paint is drying, prep the backside of the shadow box. In this case, I didn't do much with it, as I liked the preexisting fabric; however you can add scrapbook paper or fabric to customize the piece.
3. Glue the starfish to the front of the backside and let dry.
4. Place the back into the shadow box and you're done!

Happy crafting!

Sincerely,

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