DIY Nativity Shadowboxes

It’s Christmas!  And that, to me, means a lot of things.  Jesus’ birth, sharing the love of Christ with my family, decorating the tree, getting our house all cozy for Christmas morning…..and DIY Christmas gifts!  Every Christmas, I have several parties to attend, and I like to bring a little something as a gift for the other ladies in attendance.  Plus, I am sharing some extra Christmas love with you, along with my Silhouette Challenge friends with an awesome, spectacular giveaway!  Keep reading!

When I saw these DIY Nativity Shadowboxes in a Silhouette Facebook I belong to, I knew right away that I could pull them off.  Seriously, they are so easy~and get the “wow” factor that I like to give along with my gifts!

DIY Nativity Shadowboxes:

10×10 Shadowbox {I got mine from JoAnn’s}

Oracal 651 Vinyl

Scrapbooking Paper

Raffia

Silhouette CAMEO Cutting Machine

Download one of these three cut files to your Silhouette Cameo.

Size them to fit in a 10×10 box in your design software.  I also added the text and set it up so I could get an idea of spacing for my final project.  To make sure I didn’t cut the text until I was ready, I just selected it, and moved it off to the side in my design screen.

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Lay the vinyl on the mat, color side up.  Set the blade to a 1 or 2 {I usually go with a 2 when I’m cutting vinyl}

Send the design to cut and weed it. Total bonus~these files are SUPER easy to weed!

Remove the design from the design screen and place the text on the screen.  Send the design to cut.

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Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to a size of 10×10 and apply the vinyl Nativity scene to the scrapbook paper.  I centered mine, and put it about 1/4 inch or so above the bottom of the paper.

Add raffia to your shadowbox, lay the scrapbook paper on it, and apply the back of the frame.  Flip it over, and apply the text.

One thing I learned from this project is that there is SO much freedom with making these.  Creativity really abounds!  Another thing, is that using transfer paper is a must.  I used to apply my designs with Contact Paper.  Not anymore.  I have come to love a good transfer paper for all my CAMEO projects now!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Reinvented Elf on a Shelf BookCat-Shaped OrnamentStamped Christmas TowelsM&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift3D Holly Berry OrnamentDeer Silhouette MirrorSilhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided AdhesiveWinter Village DisplayWood Grain NativityDIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree2014 Christmas Card + GiveawayGift TagsChalkboard Vinyl Christmas SignsPersonalized Christmas OrnamentDIY Wood Slice Christmas OrnamentsDIY Nativity Candle Jar SleeveChalkboard Charger Inspiration + GiveawayChristmas CountodwnFestive AdventChristmas Decor AND A Giveaway!All Hearts Go Home LuminariasDIY Christmas CoastersVinyl Wood Slice OrnamentsSome People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) OrnamentPersonalized Pajamas with HTV3D Reindeer Shield DecorationTrendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut FilesLet It Snow Mitten BannerDeer SilhouetteElf on the Shelf WardrobeSimple OrnamentsStenciled Santa SackPut on your Yamika!Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas CardDIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree SkirtCanvas Wall Art for the Holidays

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Silhouette Giveaway!

And I’ve saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one…but two winners! The prizes up for grabs?

First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle! $406.93 value.

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Designer Edition Software
  • Dust Cover
  • $25 Download Card
  • Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)

Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit! $219.98 value.

Pretty sweet, huh? We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list.

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Carrie is the author and founder of My Favorite Finds. She likes to share her Disney travel tips, crafts, recipes, and ways that she finds JOY everyday in her life! She believes that everyday brings new joy, and that everyone needs to have a little happiness in their life! She is the wife to a sweet pastor, and mom to three kiddos-twin boys and a princess girl. Carrie is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, where she enjoys making MAGICAL vacation memories for everyone! Contact her today at carrie@destinationsinflorida.com to start YOUR vacation planning!


Comments

  1. Awww, they turned out so pretty! I love the nativity scenes 🙂
    Heather W recently posted…Christmas Decor AND a Giveaway!My Profile

  2. They’re really great. I like the way you have added the straw at the bottom of the figures too.
    Pam – GetSilvered recently posted…3D Reindeer Shield DecorationMy Profile

  3. I’m the same way, Carrie! Now that I’ve discovered how wonderful transfer paper is, I’ll never go back to Contact Paper. 😉 This tutorial is fantastic, and you’ve given me so many ideas for way to adapt this shadowbox art concept. (Love that straw-like rafia!) Thanks so much for joining in on the December Silhouette Challenge and Giveaway, and adding so much creativity into the mix.
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet recently posted…DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree & Silhouette Giveaway!My Profile

  4. This is a great tutorial. I could see this making a great gift idea, too.
    Melanie recently posted…Comment on Simple Card Stock Ornaments by Deer Silhouette and a Giveaway – McCall ManorMy Profile

  5. Those turned out so pretty! Great idea, and thanks for sharing.
    Heidi recently posted…Yarn Tree Christmas Craft for KidsMy Profile

  6. Carrie, I love these, especially Jesus in the crib!
    DeDe@DesignedDecor recently posted…#SoMe2-Link Party with Google+!My Profile

  7. I love these! I just adore nativity scenes. 🙂
    Bethany recently posted…Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat OrnamentsMy Profile

  8. This is such a wonderful idea! My Mother-in-Law would just LOVE something like this!
    Brittany Moore recently posted…My Holiday Mantel Decor!My Profile

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