Hello PinkWhen readers! I am Bethany, and I blog at Whistle and Ivy. Ever since I made this Bat Swarm Shadowbox, I have been loving the look of the 3D and have been on the lookout for shadowboxes at thrift shops. I finally found an old one, and I knew what I wanted to do with it, make this simple map and swallows shadowbox.
For this project you will need:
New or thrifted shadowbox
Paper Swallows (I cut mine on a cutting machine)
Map and Swallows Shadowbox
I found this awesome shadowbox at a local thrift store. I saw it on the cart, fresh from the back and snatched it right up. I haven’t found very many shadowboxes for $1! Bonus: it came with some awesome marriage advice.
Map and Swallows Shadow Box Tutorial
Start by taking apart your frame. Mine came with a soft top already, but if you bought a new one, you will need to trace and cut a piece of cork board so your pins can stick nicely into it later.
From here, glue the map onto your cork board using some slightly watered-down school glue and a paint brush.
Next, using your short pins, push the swallows onto the ends and push the pins into your map cork board.
Most of the swallows stayed up perfectly, but a few of them starting sliding down the pin a bit. I simply put a dab of white school glue at the top, under the head of the pin and glued the swallows up.
After all your pins are added, you can put your cork and back in place on your frame and you are done! Such a fun and easy project.
See you next time!