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12 Months of Martha: Pom-Pom Shadow Boxes from Design Improvised

Have you heard about "12 Months of Martha?" Here's how it works: A select group of talented bloggers receives the latest and greatest Martha Stewart Crafts products each month, while we wait patiently to see what they dream up. Follow our #12MonthsofMartha crew to inspire your next crafting session!

 

If you follow Design Improvised, you know the site's curator, Haeley, is a pom-pom fanatic. Using some of the colorful paint she received in her 12 Months of Martha box, she created the adorable pom-pom shadow boxes you see below. Read on to learn how to craft your own!

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Photography by: Courtesy of Design Improvised

Tools and Materials for Pom-Pom Shadow Boxes

  • Natural, raw wood shadow box
  • Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint (Haeley used Party Streamer and Camellia Pink)
  • Small, colored pom-poms 
  • Foam brushes
  • Painters' tape
  • A fun print to frame (if you've got any graphic design skills, design and print your own!)

POM-POM SHADOW BOX HOW-TO

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 to 3 coats of paint with your foam brush, allowing the paint to dry between coats.


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!

 

Haeley is displaying her new art in her office, along with some of the Martha Stewart Tissue Pom-Poms she saved from a Mother's Day brunch party. 

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About the Author

Haeley Giambalvo

Haeley Giambalvo is the founder of Design Improvised -- a blog focused on easy home decor and entertaining projects that make a big impact. Almost all the projects on her blog can be completed in less than an hour for $20 or less. Haeley is passionate about any craft involving pom-poms or balloons. Her idea to combine the two to make pom-pom balloons was the best decision she ever...

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