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Recycling Crafts - Valentine Shadow Box

Cardboard Doll house
Recycling crafts are a  passion of mine more so because it gets a lot of  appreciation from my hubby to whom most of my other projects merit just a "hmm"!
I hate to cut up pretty paper and to feel better about it, I converted a cardboard box into a shadowbox in this recycling craft
Recycling craft
I cut and glued the flaps of the box to make the compartment of my shadow box
Recycling craft
I used pattern paper to  line the compartments of the box in this recycling craft.
Recycling craft
Here is the side view of our shadow box
Shadow Box
My daughter claimed the shadow box as her Valentine present and promptly upgraded it into a doll house.
Doll house
On a die cut banner added some quilling and punchcraft flowers
Quilled Flowers
I really managed to stretch a single 12 x 12 sheet of pattern paper here..I die cut it, punched it, cut borders out of it and also used it to make punch craft flowers
Punchcraft flowers
My daughter loves all things cute and cuddly and she added some furry friends to the doll house
Doll House
My kiddo sculpted a "valentine" play dough rose for the bunny in her doll house
Playdough rose
We added a romantic pair of hedgehogs in one "room" of her cardboard doll house!
Shadow Box
I stuck a scallop and flowery border on the "terrace" of our recycling craft house
Shadow Box
Here is a closeup of the homemade stick pin
Stick pin
Most of you may be knowing how to make one..but I made my first pin only recently ..have shared the steps in my Itsy Bitsy GD post on this recycling craft .
Recycling crafts
If you are on pinterest you can pin the collage for easy reference later on.
Shadow Box
Edited : This project was selected as honorable mention at  Crafters Corner expressions of love theme

106 comments:

  1. You are the master of recycling. Period.

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  2. Sooooooooo Cute !!!!!Dollhouse looks awesome and pretty .all the elements are lovely ..

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    1. Thank you Angelin..making it cute was my kiddo's contribution

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  3. Loved the doll house..........the terrace completes it!!

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..yes I think I should add something on the terrace too!!

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  4. very nice! my daughter had been bugging me to make one for her dolls.

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  5. Wow what a fun way to do this..and easy on the pockets too...

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  6. Gorgeous and great on the pockets..
    the Barbie houses cost a leg and an arm!!

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    1. Oh Yes Jaya...dont I know...anything Barbie is so exorbitantly expensive!!

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  7. Wow ! I liked these re-cycling ! You have embellished it so beautifully ..I loved prisha's sculpted bunny , Its very cute !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja She made the rose..the bunny is a toy

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  8. It's soo adorable Sonia..I must say its Fantabulous:):)

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    1. Thank you so much Sheetal..glad you liked it

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  9. This is beautiful. It is so well made and it is amazing what you did with a 12 x 12 piece of paper. No wonder your daughter has made claim to it. You may be getting orders from her friends! Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  10. Very cute.I painstakingly converted the back of a canvs into a shadowbox.How dumb when I could have done exactly whar you did!You are so creative yes and recycling is definitely your forte.The box is very pretty.

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  11. Sonia
    What a great dollhouse/shadow box. You are so talented.
    Myrna

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  12. Stunning work,Sonia! I love your recycling!
    Michaela xx

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  13. Hallo Sonia, FAVOLOSO!!! Dieses Puppenhaus ist wieder ein Beispiel, deiner grossen Kreativität. Man lernt nie aus.
    Liebe Grüsse, Ulla

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  14. gorgeous ,love it,bet your Daughter will play with it for hours,love the upcycling!!!!
    Paula

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  15. Such a pretty doll house, great recycling of that box too!

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  16. You are the queen of recycling.Undisputed one.Just loved the doll house/ shadow box.Your eye for detail is mind boggling.Love loved loved every room and every single detail.

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    1. Thank you Nana..so happy to hear that from you as you make such adorable 3 D projects

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    1. Oh thank you Khush..you are a sweetheart!

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  19. Fantastic and such fun

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  20. This is awesome!! your daughter is also very creative Dr Sonia...

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  21. What a gorgeous project Sonia, amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
    Pinky

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  22. Wonderful and clever creation. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

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  23. Fantastic project Sonia..Loz

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  24. The doll house is wonderful. Like the sherbet colors. I'm figuring your daughter loves to play with the doll house. My daughter when younger played with a Barbie doll house that she had.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. I could only imagine your daughter's expression!!! I get the same reaction (mmm!) at least 99% of the time from Troy, I could honestly just record it and play it when I think of showing a project to him... LOL... It is gorgeous!!!!! I have yet to see you do a small project, you really go all out... I love love love LOVE the papers and colors, it is so beautiful!! Maybe with ink on the edges it would classify as Shabby Chic??? mmmm? I am not sure either. I was wondering what cutting machine you have to make the hearts? hugs

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    1. The hearts were punched with the MS heart punch Naomi and you are right distressing would help make it more shabby chic..!!

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  26. Wow, this is stunning, Sonia!! What an amazing project!! As always, the details on this are fabulous!! I love the quilling and the hearts - actually, I love everything about it!! So amazing!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Oh thank you so much Lisa...you always manage to say such amazing stuff about my creations

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  27. Oh you have created something very special here, Sonia! Love the fabulous colours and all the details!

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    1. Thank you Mary..I love the pastel shades too

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  28. what a great doll house and made with love. You put alot of work in this andany girl will love it

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    1. Thank you Birgit yes it is all girly!!

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  29. How absolutely adorable! What a great idea! (but looks like so much work! :))

    Susan

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    1. Lining the box took time as my compartments weren't all equal but the rest was fun!

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  30. This is such an adorable project. It is truly beautiful and I'm sure you have fun creating it. Thanks for joining us this week for "Hand Made Embellishments."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

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  31. wow... this is amazing... fantastic!!

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  32. Your daughter must be the envy of her friends - to have a Mum who spends so much time creating with her! Another great project Sonia, thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles!

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    1. Thank you Susan..oh yes if I did this for business I would have made a lot of money from the " orders" she brings home!

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  33. Just love the lace, hearts and color. What a truly beautiful project from a recycled box. I just love it. Very pretty indeed. Thank you for joining us at BGC.

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    1. So happy you liked it Brenda..my first make on something approaching Shabby chic!!

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    2. Bhavikka23/5/16

      Amazing.....just loved it.....keep up the good work...💁👍👌

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  34. Amazing!!Great recycling project.Loved the doll house..very cute!

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  35. OMG..OMG....Whts ths Sonia...I cant believe my eyes..!!! wht a cute project...!!
    fantastic colour combo nd all the details r fabulous nd adorable...well done dear...

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    1. Oh thank you thank you Lekha for cheering me up with such an effusive comment

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  36. Lovely creation. The stickpin is beautiful Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  37. Hi, Dr. Sonia!
    The shadow box cum doll house turned out great! Such romantic, and cute, and lovely! Beautiful embellishments too.
    have a nice day,
    Anna.

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  38. Wow...short of words to appreciate this!

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    1. Thank you Ranjana so sweet of you

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  39. Oh wow. So pretty! Love the handmade stick pin! :)

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  40. Wow! Fabulous project and great details. Love all the embellishments, hearts and the quilling :) Awesome work!!

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  41. All your work is perfect! We see that you pour your love into it. Always impress me with details!

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  42. This is very cute.
    I really love this creation.


    we are so glad you ,
    entered into the challenge this week.
    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

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  43. great work there ) Love it totally .
    Love prisha's angle on it ;) we love a nice doll house .
    Great work girls
    thanks for sharing with us @ BGC
    Hugs
    pooja

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  44. Such an awesome creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck. And don’t forget to take part in our Valentines Blog Hop.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  45. I just love your recycle ideas and this is no excepting, I always try to recycle also. It is so beautiful this box, love it, have a fab day, hugs, Marion

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  46. Awesome work Dr. Sonia...

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  47. Wow and another time WOW. This is a great creation. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

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  48. What a darling Valentine shadow box! I love recycling and creating something wonderful and that's just what you did, created something wonderful!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  49. wonderful sonia Your daughter is blessed not everyone will have a super mom like you.
    congrats
    anandhi

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    1. Thank you so much Anandhi..these days I feel we all have to be supermoms juggling homemaking,work, a child etc etc!!

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  50. Wow! I bet your little girl is all smiles when she sees that. It is amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

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  51. What a wonderful and fun project! My daughter would LOVE something like that.

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  52. Sonia, oh my goodness this is fabulous! Super creative and so fun! I'd claim it as my doll house too:)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Shelly

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  53. Hi Sonia, this is definitly a one-of-a-kind-art-piece and absolutely wonderful! I love what you make out ouf old things - that you turn them into an eyecatcher. I also looked at some of your other wonderful creations! Absolutly stunning things you showed here
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs I hope to see you again!
    Beate
    CSD GDT

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    1. Thank you so much Beate..so sweet of you to look around

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  54. You have such a creative mind. Love the cardboard box conversion. Perfect use of the doilies too. I think your daughter is clever too....claiming it as a dolls house. :-) Thanks for sharing this in our doily challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  55. I can understand why your daughter claimed this as her doll house. It is perfect for just that. She did a great job on the rose for the bunny. This is a super recycle project....very creative.

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  56. Just so darling, any little girl would just love your darling doll house with all the wonderful goodies. Such a wonderful job.
    Hugs

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  57. Superb ....love the doll arrangements and red rose..

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    1. Ha ha thank you..my daughter will be delighted she is getting lots of compliments for her playdough rose

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  58. Beautiful. I love all your rooms, cute characters in each one to.

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  59. Came back to thank you for joining us at the shabby chic challenge at BGC.

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  60. its beautiful is not just just enough sonia...really a wonderful, lovely, g8 work....

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    1. Oh so sweet of you to encourage me Nisha

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  61. This is adorable!!! An awesome recycling project and I'm sure your DD loves it. :)

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  62. What a lovely !Very, very pretty ...love the colour!

    Thanks for joining us at Card mania callenges!

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  63. This is totally and absolutely delightful Dr Sonia! And I applaude your recycling too - way to go! Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

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  64. Wowwwwww! This is just stunning! I'm speechless! Great job! :-) Thank you for sharing your work with us at Card Mania Challenges!

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  65. Happy Valentine's Day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  66. Wowzers...this is AMAZING!!! I love it:)
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  67. Only one long word to describe it, supercalafragilisticexpialidocious!!!!!

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  68. It's lovely! What a great idea to make a doll house. Beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us at Beyond Grey Challenges.

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  69. Hello Sonia
    I'm amazed what you've crafted a beautiful dollhouse.
    A very fantastic job. Your Daughter will have rejoiced determines huge.
    Greetings from Germany sends you - Carmen

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  70. What a gorgeous doll house Dr Sonia..Like I said in the Itsy Bitsy blog you are truly a recycling queen...Love the way you have embellished the house with so many details...This is amazing work!

    Thank you so much for playing along "Crafter's Corner" # 5 & Best of luck! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena..you always say the sweetest things!

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  71. Wow, what a stunning recycled creation! I love everything about this, it's embellished so beautifully, and I'm not surprised at all that your daughter claimed it! I will be popping over to see how you made your stick pins as they're gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our Handmade Embellishments theme at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

    Maria x

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  72. Wow fab idea, what a great project.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
    xx


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  73. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CS DT

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  74. Something different and superb .... Thanks for joining us Beyond Grey Challenges.

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  75. Wow! What an incredible project. It's always wonderful to see what you create for each challenge. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles again this month!

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  76. This is SOOOOOOOO COOL, the detail and work you placed on this project is just top notch! Thanks you for joining us at DTC! Arin
    apieceoflifespie.com

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  77. Thanks for playing in the Anything but A Card share the love challenge! This is just fabulous and I think the best part is that it is being turned into a doll house! Great project!! I love everything about it!

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  78. Gorgeous creation !!!
    Extremely stunning and attractive ...
    Thanks for being a part of BGC challenges :)
    Kalindi

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  79. Dr Sonia... This is magnificent!! :) I LOVE to recycle too -- and I am laughing out loud at the little hedgehogs -- please tell your daughter that I too would have wanted to turn this into a little dollhouse when I was little!! She's got quite the talent for adding the perfect touch!! :)

    I'm sorry I didn't get to stop by sooner, but I still wanted to say thank you for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog! We hope you'll join us again for our current challenge (it's all about Weddings, Engagements, and falling in LOVE!!)

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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  80. This is such a fantastic recycling craft project! The shadow box is absolutely beautiful with all of the lovely details, and your daughter did an amazing job creating her dollhouse. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But a Card!

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  81. Wow!!!!!!! Its so lovely. Great job. Its perfect.

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  82. So cute!I wish my mom was as crafty as yours.I always wanted a dollhouse but we couldn't afford or rather did not want to spend hard earned money on those expensive Barbie ones.The shadowbox turned out lovely.Great recycling.

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