Hi everyone! I’m back with a new creation. This time I created a fun 3D box with squirrels. In the Netherlands we call this a “kijkdoos” and I believe in English it’s called a diorama if i’m correct. It’s something I use to make in school all the time and brings back so many fun memories. For this diorama I used the Squirrel and Daffodils dies from Joset’s latest release as well as some other dies from are from a previous release. Let me show you how I created this diorama!
First let’s create our box. I worked with centimeters, so keep this in mind if you’re used to inches.
Cut these pieces from strong paper:
- 12,4 cm height x 25,8 cm wide (backside and frontside) 2 times
- 13,4 cm height x 13,4 cm wide (tray)
- 14,7 cm height x 14,7 cm wide (lid)
Take the ‘backside’ piece and make a crease in the papier at 1 cm and 13,4 cm.
Do this again with the piece for the frontside. Cut a piece of 10 cm x 10 cm out of both squares. So now you have a piece with two solid squares and a piece with 2 open squares. Behind the open squares I adhered some transparant sheet.
Now we need the piece of 13,4 cm x 13,4 cm to make a tray. Crease the paper from each side at 0,5 cm, and make a small tray.
At two sides on the outside you put some double sided adhesive and adhere the solid squares to it. Decorate these squares with some decorative paper on the inside. I used paper from the Reminiscence Book 2.
Now the best part, decorate the box. I started with the Folded Mushroom, so the box is a bit filled. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink for colouring. As you can see, I made a crease at the bottum.
The whole mushroom was a little bit to high and now I have a strip where I can add some double sided adhesive to adhere this at the box. I also made the cute Squirrel who looks behind his door.
Before I adhere the mushroom I made a chest with some nuts. The squirrel is sitting behind this chest to watch over his nuts.
At the left side there are some bushes, and who is in there with his tail?
When the mushroom is in his place, you get this view. Another squirrel came to sit down and eat his nut.
In front of the mushroom I made a path with stones. These stones are from the sea dies.
When the inside is done, you can adhere the frontside with the windows. Before I adhere the frontside I made a fence and some clouds on the inside. And then it was time to adhere the frontside to the box.
Now we can make the lid. I used a piece of papier 14,7 cm x 14,7 cm and created a crease at 1 cm from each side.
Adhere some decorative paper on top and the backside and the box is almost ready.
The last thing I did was making some daffodils and adhered these at the left en right side of the box.The photo above is made with the lid at the box. The pictures below is made without the lid so there is more light.
Hopefully you liked this post and got inspired. If you make this box, I would love to see your creation in the Elizabeth Craft Design family group.
Thank you for reading and see you soon!
Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:
Other used supplies:
- Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge,
- Foam tape
- Talens paper pastel light, Talens paper warm colours
- Micron pn pen black