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.
- 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
- I began with this wooden Christmas Tree I found at Target. I painted the tree White and painted the star Yellow Flame.
- I painted the ornaments Bright Blue, Flag Red and New Shamrock.
- 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.
- 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.
Created by Scott Pfeiffer