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Making a Shadow Box with a Soup Theme


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December 26, 2018

Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - finished shadow boxI have been trying to find the time to finish this for weeks. Today was the day!

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Total Time: 2.5 hours

Yield: 1

Supplies:

  • 1 8.5 inch shadow box ($0.99)
  • piece of Plexiglass the same size ($4.00)
  • 3 cups soup mixes ($1.69)
  • 6 embellishments ($2.00)
  • hot glue gun
  • 8 buttons and scrap ribbon ($.25)
  • scissors
Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - pasta and embellishments
 
Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - bean soup mix
 

Steps:

  1. Place your embellishments where you want them. Once they are glued, there is no going back.
  2. Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - orient the shadow box
     
    Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - determine where the embellishments will go and glue in place
     
  3. Once they are glued in place, you can then add your soup mixes. I chose 13 bean and pea soup, and pasta for a contrasting color and texture.
    Then cut your ribbon lengths and glue to the sides. Keep it taut as your glue cools.
  4. Shadow Box with a Soup Theme - add soup mixes and/or pasta, glue down the ribbon keeping taut until the glue is set
     
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  5. Once the glue is dried on the ribbons, turn the whole thing over and glue them to the back. They don't have to be the same length, just trim the excess ribbon.
  6. I wanted to put something in the 8 glue spots that was "kitcheny" our "soupy" but I didn't have anything. So, ribbon and buttons it was!! Glue them onto the 8 spots that has glue under the glass and you are done.
  7. I am not going to hang this, but if you want, nail one of those picture hangers on the back. N-JOY!!
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