DIY Redesigned Shadow Box Life-n-Reflection

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It’s so much fun being a Life-n-Reflection affiliate. Just look at the fun products I get to work with!

This month I had the pleasure of trying out these…

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And you can download the sign for free!

Download Here

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And isn’t this Spring Pennant Banner just ridiculously cute?

Check it out here.

To make the shadow box I started with this awful piece of art that had been in my closet for years, in fact I have another one of these!

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I disassembled the shadow box and gave the frame a skim coat of pale turquoise.

I still wanted some of the brown to show through.

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While I waited for that to dry I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper that complemented the Sign from Life-n-Reflection and I covered the “box” with the paper using glue dots to adhere.

Then I got out my trusty hot glue gun and glued two twigs one about 1” from the top and the other 1” from the bottom.

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I punched 4 holes in the corners of the sign and tied the sign to the twigs with bakers twine.

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I decided not to put the glass back on the frame, it looks so much better without.

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I cannot get over how beautiful it turned out, so pretty!

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And the frame is just amazing with the skim coat of turquoise.

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And now for the Spring Banner…so sweet.

I strung it onto yellow ric rac and tied it to one of my favourite wreaths.

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Swoon…just perfect!

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You really should check out all of Kristy’s products, this girl has definite talent.



  1. I love the re-do! Fabulous color too!

  2. So cute Sarah! I love the little branches:) Thanks for sharing it,
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  3. Wow, Sarah … what a fun transformation! I love the paint color you chose and the cute saying (and, the added branches is such a cool idea)!

  4. Oh! I really love this! is so pretty Sarah! :-)
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  5. Two really pretty projects…love them both! I am going to check out Life-n-Reflection now. Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share linky party. Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch
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  6. Love the use of the twigs!
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  7. This is so pretty. I love the small branches and the colors…a very sweet project:)
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  8. Love the branches and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. So pretty! I’m actually just finishing up my first ever shadowbox project. Yours turned out great!
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  10. I not only adore the color you painted the box and what you put inside of it, but it looks so perfect against the wall color and on the shelf.
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  11. Sarah, these are just beautiful! I love the dimension of the shadowbox and the yellow ric rac is too cute!!
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  12. What an awesome transformation, Sarah! I love it :-)
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  13. What a great redesign! I love the sweet banner tied between the twigs and the color you painted the frame.
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  14. Your shadow box turned out really cute! I will have to check out Kristy’s site. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


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  16. This is so beautuful.
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  17. Great upcycle! Perfectly spring too. xo
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  18. I love this! So pretty :)

    I’ve featured it today and I’ve pinned this post!
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  19. Both are very sweet projects! Love the shadow box makeover! Hope you are doing well!

    Take care,

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  20. Love them both!
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  21. Such a pretty transformation, Sarah!! Love the spring colors :)
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  22. Your wreath looks beautiful. I’m pinning this post and I’ve also shared it on Google+.

    Thanks so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday Linky Party. Hope you can link up again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
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  23. I found your project at Hungry Little Girl’s 4/23 party — what an awesome DIY project and one I’ve been itching to try! You make it look so easy!

    Take care,
    Sherry @


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