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White Winter Scene Box Frame

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

I pinned a Magical Christmas Scene at The Salt Tree blog a while ago, and have been dying to try and make something similar. Since I had lots of fun putting together by Weird and Wonderful Box Frame a couple of months ago, I decided to fill a frame with a snowy scene:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

It makes me wish for a white Christmas! Here’s how I put it together…

I started with a ‘Ribba’ frame from Ikea:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

There was one item I knew I definitely wanted to use, a reindeer ornament I picked up at poundland. But the antlers stuck out so much that it didn’t really fit into the frame:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I snapped the antlers off:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then used a hot glue gun to re-attach them:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

Now it was much flatter and would fit in the frame!

I gathered up an assortment of other items I might want to use:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

And sprayed them with white spray paint. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I gave them 3 light coats with the spray paint until I was happy with the coverage:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

Next I pulled the glass out of the frame and stuck a piece of patterned paper to the glass using double-sided tape. Then I used a background stamp (Paper Smooches) to add some hexagons to the paper:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used some embossing paste through the Stars Of Wonder stencil on the top right of the paper, and sprinkled some fine silver glitter on top:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I left it to dry for about 20 minutes before peeling off the stencil (the paste was still wet but you shouldn’t leave paste on the stencil too long), and then left it to dry for a few hours. Then I was able to put the glass & paper back into the frame:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I then checked which items I wanted to use and how I would arrange them:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I added silver trim to a couple of things. As the little boy had his hand up I thought he might as well be taking his giant reindeer for a walk, so I gave him a lead, and I put string around the dice to look like presents. The strings were all secured with hot glue at the back of the objects:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

I used hot glue to adhere the items to the base of the frame:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then to cover up the unsightly hot glue lumps, I liberally brushed on some embossing paste, sprinkled again with silver glitter:

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

With a few white buttons added to the background, my frame was finished!

White Winter Scene Box Frame at Jennifer Grace Creates

Be Inspired:

Fill a frame with a snowy scene

Tie trim around some boxes or flat squares to make fake presents

Find an old object and paint it white

What objects would you put in your snowy scene?

I’ll see you again at 2pm for another giveaway!

Jennifer x

15 thoughts on “White Winter Scene Box Frame”

  1. those altered objects look amazing in your box frame wowser! i thought it was a home decor piece but totally love how you have used them…where did the little person come from???

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  2. I too have been wanting to make winter box scenes. I have some old compact mirrors that I will use for an ice pond as well as bottle brush trees and animals.

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  3. How brave you were to snap off the antlers to make them fit!!! But not near as brave as that young lad who is taking his recalcitrant reindeer for a walk. lol… Love the stubborn stance on that beast!!! 🙂

    You did an awesome job on this decor piece!! I am amazed at how the white spray paint transformed all these little mismatched and found items into a coherent scene. You are brilliant!!!

    LOL….I had to google “poundland” to find out it’s the UK equivalent to a dollar store here in the states. What would we crafters do without our poundland/dollar stores??? I get all sorts of goodies at them!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  4. I am def doing this – we just bought a little wooded plot of land for a retreat, and I have already collected some things to do a shadow box! Just the nudge I needed to make it – thx again! You are inspiring me with every post 😀 (I adored your Weird & Wonderful Box Frame post when you posted awhile back)

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  5. OH my! tHIS IS so serene and white! ITs gorgeous Christmas home décor! I’d love to make one of these… probably will do a tiny version for my mantel with brush trees!!!

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