DIY Red and Gold Christmas Ornament Shadow Box

You don’t need to be a craft professional to create gorgeous holiday decorations. This lovely Christmas Ornament Shadow Box DIY is super easy to make and will look festive and adorable in your home.

It’s not a secret that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. If I hadn’t been creative or crafty all year long this is when everything comes to me! I just love it!

Lovely Christmas Ornaments Shadow Box DIY

Christmas Ornament Shadow Box for decoration

This time of year always brings out the craftiness within me. I love Christmas and I love to create myself as many decorations for my home as I can as well as gifts for friends and family.

I recently shared e blog posts about making your own Elegant Christmas Ornaments. If by any chance you missed them, make sure to go back and check them out, you will love them! 

To me, there is nothing like decorating my Christmas tree and my home with my own handmade items. 

I absolutely love shadow boxes. I find them so decorative and fun to make.

This one was made last year at the last minute and I never got to share it.

Black and white Ornaments Shadow Box

This year I made it again with different colors and decided I wanted to share it.

Red and Gold dec orated Shadow Box

I love sharing ideas with you that are very simple to make, mostly inexpensive, and easy enough. The best part is that you can always tweak them to meet your needs and your creative abilities so you can make them your own. 

I absolutely love sharing some ideas that might just spark your imagination and get your creative mojo flowing. 

Hope you have lots of fun with this.

The Shadow Boxes above were made using a 9×9 (23x23cm) Ikea Ribba white decorative Shadow Box. These shadow boxes were very easy to make and I only needed a few supplies.

There are so many possibilities with what you can put inside a shadow box. Using your own imagination and using things that you already have on hand if possible, you can create such meaningful, fun and so decorative pieces (if you are a crafter, you probably have boxes of goodies on hand!).

For this Christmas Shadow Box, I just used a printable sentiment that you can snag if you like it, a Shadowbox frame, a cute bow, and lots of small Christmas ornaments in gold and red colors.

How to make an Ornament Show Box for Christmas

This project is so crazy easy and fun to make! No special items or tools.

So, let’s get started!

Supplies needed:

  • 1 Shadow box frame (I used a white Ikea Ribba 9×9)
  • A sentiment printable
  • Sorted small Christmas ornaments (very small)
  • Adhesive take (just a tiny bit)
  • Gold ribbon

Tools:

  • Hot glue
  • Scissors.
  • Printer
view of supplies

Instructions:

I made this quick video to show you how to make this cute and elegant Christmas ornament. Keep scrolling for a more detailed tutorial.

Step 1: Prep Work

Firstly, unpack your shadow box if you haven’t yet removed all protective plastics and separate all the main pieces.

removing all the plastics from the shadow box

Print your sentiment. I recommend measuring your available space and adjusting the printable design to fit it. Within the printer setting, you can reduce it by a percentage or you can set it up on an app like canva.

STEP 2: Preparing your sentiment

Take the window mat and adjust it to taste your printable sentiment. 

adjusting the window to test your printable sentiment.

Cut any excess paper.

cutting off excess print

Secure sentiment to the back of the window mat with a couple of small pieces of adhesive tape so it doesn’t move around.

filling the frame with christmas ornaments

STEP 3: Fill your frame up with ornaments

Next, take your frame and start adding your Christmas ornaments. Add as many as you like but make sure you can read the sentiment.

ordering with christmas decorations in the frame

In my case, the word Christmas got a little covered but since all the rest was visible, you get to know what it says.

Just play around with it until you like it!

STEP 4: Close your Frame

Put your window mat with sentiment back in place then put back the back cover.

placing and closing the window mat with the sentiment and then replace the back cover.

Turn it over.

front view of the frame already decorated with the sentiment

Step 5: Add a final touch

Cut a small piece of adhesive tape. Put it right where you would like the bow to be.

showing in his hand a small piece of tape
applying a small piece of tape over glass of frame

Lastly, you can glue your bow with hot glue without damaging the clear material. In this case, it was not glass, so I didn’t want it to melt or deform with the heat and be able to remove it when Christmas is over.

applying hot glue to a gold bow
placing the gold bow on the small piece of tape

You are good to go! 

Christmas Ornament Shadow Box done

You can shake your Ornament Shadow Box a little bit to rearrange the ornaments or just leave it as it is.

Put it where you will see it and make you smile every time.

Red and Gold Ornaments Shadow Box on the shelf

I put it in my bedroom and I so love waking up and looking at it!

Christmas Bedroom Decor with Shadow box

Now it’s your turn to get crafty.

I truly hope you like this idea and that it inspires you to create one for yourself!

Super cute closeup of the Shadow Box
Shadow Box Christmas Home decor

Doesn’t it look super cute on my shelves?

I just love it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of ornaments can be used in a shadow box?

Well, although I used small regular baubles, you can use any type of ornaments that are small enough to fit in. You can use wooden or plastic snowflakes, reindeer silhouettes, faux snow, mini-Christmas trees, and so much more. I have made other types of shadow boxes like this hidden pot of gold shadow box and my butterfly shadow box as examples.

What Type Of Backing Do You Use for a Shadow Box?

Although I share a free printable for this project, you can use any backing you want. I love the look of burlap as your backing for a more rustic look, also linen looks so pretty. You can print other types of patterns, use old book pages, and fabric scraps, or just a white cardboard piece just to name a few.

What type of frame do you need for a shadow box?

Although I used the Ikea Ribba, you can use any frame that has enough space between the glass and the backing.

More Christmas Decor to Try

Loving this Christmas ornament Shadow Box craft? I’m sure you will love these other Christmas projects even more!

✂️ Tutorial

Lovely Christmas Ornaments Shadow Box DIY on a shelf

DIY Christmas Ornament Shadow Box

Camila Rojas
You don’t need to be a craft professional to create gorgeous holiday decorations. This lovely Christmas Ornament Shadow Box DIY is super easy to make and will look festive and adorable in your home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Christmas, DIY & Craft
Cuisine Christmas craft, christmas project
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Hot glue
  • scissors
  • Printer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Shadow box frame I used a white Ikea Ribba 9×9
  • A sentiment printable
  • Sorted small Christmas ornaments very small
  • Adhesive take just a tiny bit
  • Gold ribbon

Instructions
 

STEP 1: PREP WORK

  • Firstly, unpack your shadow box if you haven’t yet removed all protective plastics and separate all the main pieces.
  • Print your sentiment. I recommend measuring your available space and adjusting the printable design to fit it. Within the printer setting, you can reduce it by a percentage or you can set it up on an app like canva.

STEP 2: PREPARING YOUR SENTIMENT

  • Take the window mat and adjust it to taste your printable sentiment.
  • Cut any excess paper.
  • Secure sentiment to the back of the window mat with a couple of small pieces of adhesive tape so it doesn’t move around.

STEP 3: FILL YOUR FRAME UP WITH ORNAMENTS

  • Next, take your frame and start adding your Christmas ornaments. Add as many as you like but make sure you can read the sentiment.
  • In my case, the word Christmas got a little covered but since all the rest was visible, you get to know what it says.
  • Just play around with it until you like it!

STEP 4: CLOSE YOUR FRAME

  • Put your window mat with sentiment back in place then put back the back cover.
  • Turn it over.

STEP 5: ADD A FINAL TOUCH

  • Cut a small piece of adhesive tape. Put it right where you would like the bow to be.
  • Lastly, you can glue your bow with hot glue without damaging the clear material. In this case, it was not glass, so I didn’t want it to melt or deform with the heat and be able to remove it when Christmas is over.
  • You are good to go!
  • You can shake your Ornament Shadow Box a little bit to rearrange the ornaments or just leave it as it is.
  • Put it where you will see it and make you smile every time.
Keyword Christmas Ornament Shadow Box, diy Christmas Ornament Shadow Box, diy Ornament Shadow Box, Ornament Shadow Box

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