Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pom-Pom Filled Shadow Boxes!

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My latest project was something I did purely for fun! I had found a couple shadow boxes at Salvation Army for $1 a piece and thought what could I fill these with? Why, pom-poms of course. ;)

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If you follow Design Improvised, you know I'm a pom-pom fanatic. It is only appropriate that I have some pom-pom related office decor! I had a couple fun mementos from Alt Summit last January that I thought would be perfect to frame with the pom-poms.

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I gave the raw wood frames a little paint-dipped treatment using craft paints in a couple bright summery pinks from my latest 12 Months of Martha box. Here's how you can make your own:

Supplies for Pom-Pom Shadow Boxes


  • Wood shadow box
  • Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint (I used the colors Party Streamer and Camellia Pink)
  • Pom-poms
  • Foam brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Fun print to frame (if you have some fun fonts on your computer or some graphic design skills you can make your own version of these!)

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How to Make Pom-Pom Shadow Boxes


1. Use your painters tape to mark off the area of the frame you want to paint. You can use a ruler to make sure you place the tape at the same position on each side of the frame. Apply 2-3 coats of paint with your foam brush, allowing the paint to dry between coats.

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2. Once the paint is dry, fill your shadow box with pom-poms. I used just enough to make a row along the bottom. Add your print and you're done!

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I'm displaying my new art in my office along with some of the pretty Martha Stewart tissue pom-poms I saved from my Mother's Day brunch party. It has definitely added a dose of fun to a previously empty corner of the room!

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This is post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as part of the #12MonthsofMartha program. All content and opinions are my own.


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