Even small space-dwellers can experience the joys of having a garden of their own. Using a few tools and some simple supplies, you can create a vintage-inspired shadowbox that is perfect for a small space garden.
DIY Succulent Shadow Box
By Laurie March
- Ideal for big framing jobs and pounding large nails into tough lumber with power and speed
- Patented IsoCore™ Shock Control System absorbs strike shock and vibration to reduce the punishment your body takes, transferring 4X less shock and vibration than wood handles
- Insulation sleeve captures initial strike shock before it can reach your hand
- Dual-layer handle features a specially formulated combination of insulating materials to dampen lingering vibration
- Magnetic nail-starter groove allows you to start nails with one hand in hard places
- Rip claw pulls nails quickly and easily
- Handle flare keeps the tool firmly in hand when swinging
- Softgrip® handle features a sculpted profile to fit the natural shape of your hand
- Patent-pending, strategic handle texturing features large dimples where fingers rest for maximum grip and small dimples where the palm rests to help prevent blisters
- Extended grip lets you choke up for added control when making precision strikes
- Head optimized for balance, weight and superior durability
- Forged, heat-treated steel is finished with a rust-resistant coating
- Tested to exceed ISO and international standards for striking tool durability
- Length: 16"
- Weight: 22 oz.
- Full lifetime warranty
- IsoCore™ 22 oz Framing Hammer (16")
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick and heavy mixed media materials like cardstock, magnet, chipboard, fiberglass cloth and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick mixed media materials and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- Premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge cut cleanly all the way to the tip and stay sharp
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (8")
- Ideal for digging when planting, taking up plants, turning earth and more
- Extra-large handle with Softgrip® provides exceptional grip and comfort
- Extra-large polished cast-aluminum head with sharp edge moves more soil faster, resists rust and cuts through tough turf
- Durable design won’t break
- Handle hang hole provides easy storage
- Full lifetime warranty
- Big Grip Trowel (400S)
Great for driving nail after nail on big framing jobs, this framing hammer features our patented IsoCore™ Shock Control System to reduce shock and vibration by 4X.
Designed to cut thick and heavy mixed media, these shears feature blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks.
Dig in tough soil with a tool that’s as durable as it is comfortable.
Two pre-cut 1x6” board at 10.5”
Two pre-cut 1x6” board at 24”
Faux copper tile
Paint roller & tray
Succulents and Vintage dishes (used as pots)
Potting soil for Succulents
1 ¼” nails
1. Place the 10.5" boards on the inside of the 24" boards, so that the overall box dimension is 12”x24”, use the IsoCore™ Hammer to nail boards together. The Iso-Core™ hammer absorbs shock and vibration to reduce the stress your body takes while working on projects. Repeat on the other side to make the rectangle for the shadow box.
2. If you are using faux copper tile sheets with 6”x6” tile, use the tile outlines as a guide. Using the 8” Amplify® Mixed Media Shears, precisely cut out a 2 square by 3 square rectangle shape in the faux tile. The shears are designed to cut through thick and heavy materials, making cutting through the faux copper sheets easier than ever. If your tile sheets do not have 6”X6” tiles, simply measure a 12”X18” rectangle and cut that out.
3. Paint the inside and outside of the shadow box with white paint. Let the paint dry, and add a second coat if needed.
4. When the paint is dry, lay the tile on the back of the shadow box and use the hammer and 1 ¼” nails to gently attach the faux tile onto the back of the box.
5. Next, it is time to plant the succulents. Use the Big Grip Hand Trowel and potting soil to pot the succulents into small vases.
6. Display your happily-potted succulents in your new windowsill shadowbox.