Vintage Ornament Box Dioramas

The weekend is finally here! Yippee!

Actually, my weekend started Wednesday afternoon when we were sent home from work early due to a winter storm heading in. Then Thursday work was called off completely and I have every Friday off anyway!

Sooo, while the snow has been falling outside, I've been inside enjoying some craft time and trying to squeeze in a few more Christmas projects before the big day arrives!

Today I'm sharing some fun dioramas I made with vintage ornament boxes!

Christmas dioramas made with vintage ornament boxes

I've been saving these old ornament boxes for a couple of years now and I'm so happy I finally had time to create these cute dioramas!

I made two small ones with miniature ornament boxes and three large ones with regular size ornament boxes.

The small ones started out like this...


I took out the parts with the holes that held the ornaments and added some cute scrapbook papers to the backs.


Then I added some little trees and houses in the form of more scrapbook papers and some bottle brush trees.


The little snowman couple is actually a gift tag. I folded the bottom under and used it for a tab to glue it to the box. And I added a bow and tiny glittered candy cane to the box front.


And for this one I added a little deer and snow, made from a cotton ball. I added some tiny boxes I made with the parts that I removed from the boxes to elevate the items so you can see them once the box tops are on. And I added part of a vintage lapel pin to the box top on this one.


I put the lids back on, added some ribbon hangers and bells on the bottoms and these little cuties are finished!!


I also added a silver tinsel pipe cleaner around the opening edge on this one.



And I glittered the Poinsettias on this one!


Here is how one of the larger box dioramas started...


Scrapbook paper on the back...


Put the ornament separators back...


Add a bunch of festive do-dads and you have a cute shadow box display!



Another one got vintage wrapping paper on the back.


Bottle brush trees with tiny vintage ornaments and a little Putz house make a cute scene.



This one also got vintage wrapping paper although I forgot to take a picture before I created the diorama. Oops!


I added red pom-pom trim to the open parts of the box and then nestled a vintage Santa ornament inside with a little wooden package and tree.


These were super fun to make and I had fun gathering up all the bits and bobs to go inside! I picked up many of the items I used inside the boxes from one of the vendors at the antique mall where I have my booths. She has great prices on things! And I had a lot of the stuff already 😃


I think the small ones are my favorite, they are small enough to use as an ornament on the tree too!


12 comments

  1. These are adorable!! I might have some small ornament boxes that I'll have to do this with them. Love them. You are so talented! Hugs!

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  2. Aww, you are so sweet Linda! I'd love to see what you come up with if you make some :o)

    Tania

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  3. I love them!! They're so sweet! Your creativity knows no bounds!

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  4. Thanks!! You know where I get my boundless creativity ;o)

    Tania

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  5. So cute and oh so very clever. Love them!

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  6. These are adorable Tania! Love the Santa one! We had that same storm system here and spent the weekend digging out.

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  7. Thanks Tuula! I like the Santa box too!

    Tania

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  8. Thank you so much Cecilia, Merry Christmas!!

    Tania

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