Vintage Ornament Box Dioramas

16 December
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!

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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!

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  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!

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


  3. Nancy CarrollDecember 17, 2016

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

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


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

  6. Sweet idea!

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

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


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


  10. I am a few years late but I love all of your shadow boxes. GREAT


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