I am so excited that spring is right around the corner. As a part of the Michaels makers challenge this month we were given the task of giving our home a fresh new look this spring by swapping out a few pieces. I decided to make these fun DIY succulent shadow boxes for a skinny space on a wall in my living room.
I like how this corner is organically shaping up. Last week I made the bird and feather clay wall hanging and I’ve gotten so many complements on it!
At Michaels I found these fun, plain wood shadow boxes and faux succulents in the Make market and Floral Market .
To fancy them up,I painted the outside of the boxes in a watered down navy blue craft paint,
and the decoupaged paper onto the inside. I felt like they needed a bit of shine so I added gold leafing to the front, outer edge of the box. I also added a bit of gold leafing to the pots at random spots as well.
If you’ve never worked with leafing before,you can see how to gold leaf here.
Once they were done, They were ready to hang! I used the nails that were already there, so hanging was easy.
I decided to mix up the sizes a bit to make them a little more interesting.
I love how the gold leafing looks against the decoupaged paper. It’s kind of retro modern. The decoupage paper if from Martha Stewart.
If you’ve never decoupaged you can see the tutorial here.
In the largest box, I wanted a bit of a height difference, so I added a birch round.
I like the pop of navy color on the outside on the DIY succulent shadow boxes in contrast to the inside.
It looks nice against the white paint on the lower part of the wall.
They fit perfectly in the skinny spot on my wall. 🙂
- Michaels new Floral Market has over 500 new blooms and freshly picked projects make this the prettiest spring ever!
- Just by swapping out a few décor pieces or adding a lovely floral arrangement can completely transform your home for the fresh, new season.
- If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!