Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box

Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box

Several years ago I vacationed on the island of Moorea in Tahiti. One of the keepsakes I brought home was a surfboard magnet. After years of use, the magnet fell off the surfboard and it ended up in a box of other collectables. I found it recently and it became the inspiration for a holiday shadow box I created with craft products from Plaid Enterprises and other sources. 

Project Materials

  • Plaid
  • Wooden Christmas Tree
  • White Oven Bake Polymer Clay
  • Faux Greenery
  • Small Ornaments
  • Wreath Stickers
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Battery-operated Miniature Light Set
  • Power Drill and Bit
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • My Moorea Surfboard Magnet

Instructions

  • I began with this wooden Christmas Tree I found at Target. I painted the tree White and painted the star Yellow Flame.
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 1
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 1
  • I painted the ornaments Bright Blue, Flag Red and New Shamrock.
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 2
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 2
  • To add a little dazzle, I then covered the ornaments with a thin coat of Gold FolkArt Glitterific paint.
  • I painted the outside of the Plaid Shadow Box House with Bright Blue and the inside with Bimini Blue and Bright Blue.
  • After drilling holes along the upper back wall of the the shadow box, I used hot glue to secure the miniature lights and the battery box to the back of the shadow box.
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 4
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box 4
  • I created the “island sand” and the base of the palm tree (which I painted with  Jack-O-Lantern) with polymer clay.
  • The foliage of the palm tree is from a piece of faux greenery I found at my local Big Box craft store. 
  • The festive coconuts and wreath are Big Box ornaments. 
  • The banner reads “Merry Christmas” in Tahitian. 
  • And finally I added my surfboard.
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Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box
Tahitian Christmas Shadow Box

Created by Scott Pfeiffer

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