Welcome to 30 Days of Holiday Projects with Xyron!! The Design Team is creating and sharing projects all month long to inspire holiday fun and creativity. Today, I am sharing with you a holiday shaker box shadowbox. This is a fun display item and the kids will have fun giving it a little shake to make the button “snow” fall inside the box.


The base is a Tim Holtz configurations box and I used just one of the inserts inside as a focal box. I used papers and stickers from American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Studio Calico. To cover the box sides with paper, I ran it through the Xyron 1.5″ Create a Sticker and ran the wider pieces through the NEW 3″ Xyron Sticker Maker.


The banner was created by sandwiching a piee of Maya Road Solid Red Twine between a sticker pennant and a Xyron 3/8″ Dots on the back.


Instead of glitter or faux snow, I filled the box with buttons. This is fun and unexpected and the kids love the sound it makes when they shake the box. Adding in a few jingle bells would have been fun too!


I hope you enjoyed today's project! Head back to the Ain't She Crafty Blog to continue on the hop and don't forget to check back every day through the middle of December for more inspiring projects with Xyron!

Thanks for stopping by!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “30 Days of Holiday Projects – An Easy Peasy Shadowbox

  1. Gorgeous, Jennifer!!! Love the color combination and all the details!

    Posted on November 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm
  2. Gorgeous shadow box Jennifer, love the buttons at the bottom!

    Posted on November 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm
  3. Going to give this a try this weekend-maybe it will get me in the spirit. thank you so much for taking the time to post the bead link for me!

    Posted on November 23, 2013 at 2:16 am
  4. Great idea and very cute!

    Posted on November 25, 2013 at 6:23 am
  5. Just watched your video and love your project!

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm