Today I am here with an Inspiration post for you, an easy DIY shadow box + Origami, you could gift to your friend who just had a baby. I am using an age old paper art - Origami for my shadow box, but you could use it for anything you want to display.
I always felt the dimensions of a project like quilling and origami gives the handmade creations a different look. But I always struggled to find a frame for the same, even if I found, it was a little expensive for me. So why not give dimension to a common photo frame?
You can choose any dimension of photo frame for this, depending on your project. Remove the pins and the backing of the frame. Now you will have the glass, the side frame and the backing of the frame.
Take a heavy gsm paper, 220 gsm or more and trace the glass size on it. Now with the ruler, trace 2 cms around the glass measurements.
Let the lines dissect when meeting at the corner. These lines will give depth to the edges of the frame. Then, cut along the outer line to get a rectangle.
Next, with a scoring tool score the innermost line, to get raised edges. Cut the two opposite corners.
Fold the four side with the help of a scoring tool, giving it a neat crease on the inner most line.
Now that you have raised sides stick the corners together with a cello tape. Try to place it in the frame and see if it fits well.
Now that the frame is almost ready, once you put all the elements together place the backing of the frame over the cardstock and stick it up with a strong cello tape.
Now, our shadow box frame is ready to be used for framing. I planned to do origami and made a onesie (with a bib) and a diaper with origami paper.
When I thought about how to incorporate it, I thought they'll look nice if I put them on clothesline with wooden clothespin, as if they are hanging after a wash.
Here are some close ups of the final project:
Cardstock of 220 gsm
Double sided tape
Scissors or Paper cutter
Origami Paper (10 x 10 cms for the onesie and 7x7 cms for the diaper)
Pattered paper (for bib)
A piece of cord
Hope this project inspires you try something similar too. You can find all these supplies at the Rainbow Craftykari store or you can Pre-order by sending an email at email@example.com
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