DIY: Putz Inspired Shadow Box House

Hello Everyone!

If you already excited about seeing Christmas home d├ęcor in the store, then you will love today's post!

Today's project is a Pultz Inspired Shadow Box House! Specifically, today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means that you will be seeing a Xyron machine in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® CreativeStation Lite. I've talked about the Xyron® Creative Station Lite before, so if you want to learn more about it, then click here.

Also, in this project, I will be using items from Graphic 45 and Petaloo! Graphic 45 is a company that makes gorgeous scrapbooking paper and scrapbooking supplies. You have probably seen some of their vintage paper packs and embellishment, at your local craft store. Now Petaloo is a company that makes pretty fake flowers. These fake flowers have the look of real flowers but can be used to embellish almost anything. In today's project, I will showcase a few different products from both companies.

So if you want to learn how to make your own Putz Inspired Shadow Box House, then keep reading below!

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Petaloo: Pine Pick with Cones & Berries
Wooden House Shadow Box
White Paint
Foam Brush
White Glitter
Hot Glue Gun (not pictured)

Step 1: Cut out pieces of paper which fit the outside and inside of your house. You will also need to cut out 2 pieces of cardboard which are the same width as your roof but that are a bit longer than your roof. These pieces you will want to paint white.

In this step, I used Graphic 45's Kris Kringle paper for the outside of the house and Sweet Tooth / Candy Cane Wishes for the inside of the house.

Step 2: Grab your paper pieces and slide each piece through your Xyron Creative Station Lite. Keep repeating this process until you have run each piece of paper through your Xyron Creative Station.

Step 3: Take the pieces of white cardboard (that is going to be your roof) and rub them while there on the Xyron sticker paper. Then peel each cardboard piece off the Xyron sticker paper and lay it on a folder with the sticky side up. Now grab your glitter and shake some onto the cardboard piece. Keep repeating this process until both your cardboard pieces are covered with glitter.

Finally run both pieces back through your Xyron Creative Station Lite with the glitter side up, so the back portion of the cardboard gets covered with Xyron adhesive.

Step 4: Grab all of your paper and cardboard pieces and begin adding them to your wooden house. Now, before I started this step, I did paint the main edge white. However, this is totally optional.

When adding your pieces I suggest starting with the inside of your house, then adding the paper pieces for the outside of the house, and then adding the roof pieces last.

Make sure that before you add your paper pieces to your wooden house, that you rub the paper while it on the Xyron sticker paper. This is so your paper will have a strong adhesive backing.

Step 5: To add some detail to the house, grab your stamps and stamp on that front edge which is not covered in paper. In this case, I used the ''decorative stamp'' from Graphic 45's St Nicholas Stamp 3.

You also might notice that I added some red trimming around the inside and outside edges. This again is completely optionally and was simply done by cutting some red string and gluing it on using some industrial strength glue.

 Step 6: Grab your flower embellishments and begin playing around with where you want them to go. Once you're happy with the final look, glue each flower embellishment into place using some hot glue.

In this step, I used Petaloos' Burlap Poinsettias, Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves, and Pine Pick with Cones & Berries.

When everything is completely dry, you're ready to hang your little putz inspired shadow box house!

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I love, love, love how this shadow box turned out!

Since Graphic 45's paper is double sided, the style combinations you could create are absolutely endless! Personally, I'm a retro, vintage, Christmas girl at heart, which is why I went with the Kris Kringle paper. But to be honest, it was hard to decide what paper to use. I also forget to mention this in the steps, but I did add a Graphic 45 Christmas Ephemera Card to the middle of the house.

In regards to Petaloo, their flowers added that perfect finishing touch to the project. The Pine Pick with Cones & Berries on the sides could have been broken into individual pieces, but I decided to use the whole thing as one. 

As always, to follow along with all the Xyron fun, don't forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

Also, Graphic 45 is having a huge giveaway that is worth over $150 dollars! In the prize pack you can win products from Graphic 45, Petaloo, and Xyron. Check out this link here, to get all the details! 

So what are your thoughts? Do you like this putz inspired shadowbox house?

xo Katie

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