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Thu 03

Dollar Store Halloween Shadowbox
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I wanted to share a Halloween shadowbox with you today that I created from a frame I purchased at the dollar store.  I like to buy things from the dollar store and then alter them using my crafting supplies.   I started out with this ugly item:


It was just begging to be covered up by something else.  I ripped of the "good morning" circle from the frame.  The circle is on a wooden block to raise it up off of the backing.

Next, I added some striped grey paper over the pink frame back.  For the circle, I cut out a cream circle that was roughly the same size as the good morning circle and edged it with some Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress ink.  I then added some bats cut out from black glitter paper and a sentiment for the season:


For the corners, I added some of the small elements from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die.  I first cut out the wrought iron gate with black paper so that it blended with the frame.  It was important to do that so that the edges blended in with the frame.  I then cut out the fence again in silver paper and glued it on top of the black.  To finish the corners, I added a ghost and a few pumpkins:


Have you bought things from the dollar store to alter?  I especially like to do it for seasonal home decor items.  Let me know what you like to make!







What a great alteration! The frame definitely needed a make-over. I love how you used the elements in those dies to create this fun Halloween decor!

Yes I have bought items from the Dollar store - they sometimes carry some great 3D stickers-- i like your box! nice work!

Thrifty, clever and creative!

So very creative and you have done a fantastic job transforming this frame into a terrific halloween creation!

Fabulous project and awesome idea!!!

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