DIY Easy Holiday Shadowbox Tutorial

Recently, I asked you on my IG post if you wanted to see a shadowbox tutorial for this piece:

The answer was a resounding yes – so here it is for you! You’re clearly as much of a fan of inexpensive, easy DIY holiday gifts that look like a million bucks as I am!

If I’m being honest, this shadowbox tutorial was inspired by the frame. I saw it on a recent trip to IKEA and thought it would be easy enough to turn it into the perfect Christmas decoration. It was kind of like when you have a new pair of shoes that you want to wear and you base the rest of your outfit around the shoes instead of the other way around…only the art version of that.

I hope you enjoy this holiday shadowbox tutorial! Just scroll down to find your full linked supply list, full video tutorial and your free downloads.

Merry Christmas, friend!






Do you need more holiday inspired tutorials so that you can create unique, customized gifts? Here are some tutorials and freebies from Christmas past that I’ve dug up for you:

Learn how to create and bejewel your own, personalized, hand lettered Christmas ornaments with this free video tutorial and fully linked supply list from Amanda Arneill of

Jeweled Christmas Ornaments

Find all of the tips, tricks and best pens to use to create your own, personalized, hand lettered Christmas ornaments with this free video tutorial and fully linked supply list from Amanda Arneill of

Hand Lettered Christmas Ornaments

DIY tutorial for making your own hand lettered dishtowel with free tracers from

Hand Lettered Dish Towels

DIY Tutorial for making your own hand lettered Christmas throw pillow with four free printable tracers at

Hand Lettered Christmas Throw Pillow

Learn how to create handmade and embossed paper Christmas tree ornaments with this step-by-step tutorial and free printable patterns from

Handmade, Hand Lettered Embossed Paper Ornament 

Learn how to hand letter a glass votive or vase with wrapping text with this step-by-step DIY tutorial from Amanda Arneill at

Hand Lettered Votive Candle Holder 

Wine Labels (Simply download the PDF, print the labels on a color printer using a full sized label sheet like this one, cut the labels to size and place them on your wine bottles to add a unique festive touch)

Recipe Card

Learn everything you need to know about foiling using the Heidi Swapp Minc machine in this 4 part video tutorial series from Amanda Arneill, hand lettering artist and teacher.

Foil Holiday Cards

Gift Tags (Just download the gift tags, print the gift tags on your choice of smooth cardstock, cut them out and punch a hole in the “x” for your ribbon)

Festive Coloring Page 


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