Tulle-Wrapped Shadow Box Ornament

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 2-1/4"x3-1/2"


  • Foam core, 3/16” thick
  • Patterned papers (Basic Grey): blue; green
  • White cardstock
  • Bridal netting, 10”x11-1/2”
  • Ivory narrow fabric trim, 1/2 yd.
  • Ivory satin ribbon, 7/8”
  • Artificial Christmas greenery
  • Fabric Arts Sampler CD image (The Vintage Workshop): Vintage Santa (or use vintage image from recycled holiday card, if desired)


  • Ivory Perle Cotton (DMC), #8
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Computer and color printer
  • 1. From foam core, cut the following rectangles: one 2-1/4"x3-1/2"; two 1-1/4"x3-1/2"; two 1-1/4"x2-5/8".
  • 2. Print Santa image on white cardstock; trim to 2-1/4"x3-1/2" rectangle and glue to large foam core rectangle. Cut and glue blue patterned paper to one side of 1-1/4" foam core rectangle.
  • 3. Place large foam core rectangle flat on work surface with Santa image facing up. Glue long 1-1/4" rectangles to sides of Santa rectangle with blue paper facing Santa. Glue short 1-1/4" rectangles to top and bottom of Santa rectangle with blue paper facing Santa, forming a shadow box around Santa.
  • 4. Glue ivory fabric trim around top edge of shadow box to cover foam core.
  • 5. Glue greenery to bottom left corner of box.
  • 6. Insert large needle through top of box, making two holes 1/2" apart at center. Insert thread through holes in box with ends even at top.
  • 7. Loosely wrap netting rectangle around shadow box, overlapping and gluing edges on back side, cutting a slit for thread at top. Glue greenery to top of box. Tie thread ends into a knot at top of box for hanger.
  • 8. Tie ribbon bow and glue to back of box to cover netting ends.