Hello lovely readers! With the weekend quickly approaching, I thought I would share this easy weekend project, a map and swallows shadowbox tutorial. It turned out great, and was very easy to put together.
For this project you will need:
New or thrifted shadowbox
Paper Swallows (I cut mine on a cutting machine)
I found this cool, old shadowbox at a thrift store a while back and have been hanging onto it for the perfect project idea. I haven’t found very many shadowboxes for $1! Bonus: it came with some awesome marriage advice.
Begin by dismantling your frame. The back of mine was quite soft, but a new one won’t be, so you will need to get a piece of cork board so your pins can stick into it easily.
Using your back as a guide, trace a line on your map. I found some good local maps at city hall, near all the tourism pamphlets.
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.
Once I pushed the swallows onto the pins, they mostly stayed up near the head, but a few of them starting sliding down 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 backing in place on your frame.
Such a fun and easy project.
See you soon!
originally posted at PinkWhen