Remember last week when I was obsessed with the embroidered egg and mentioned making an diorama? Over the weekend I found one on Pinterest and had to share. Pretty cool, huh?
So this got me exploring for DIY diorama ideas. The surprising thing was, not only are so many mediums used to create dioramas, the actual 3-D structure that contains them can be equally as creative. I found it very exciting to see many recycled containers used for dioramas – that don’t look scrappy.
My Favorite DIY Diorama Ideas
1. Calling all ski bunnies who are going to tumble skis over poles for this one – myself included. This diorama was crafted using a Spam (ham) container. It also is reusing sheets of styrofoam. This is beyond adorable. Here’s another thing. It looks like this is a wall hanging. Interesting. I wonder if she used a flush mount? So if you’re going to make this one, be sure to add your wall hanging attachment to the back (bottom of can) before adding the design elements.
2. I found this one on Pinterest and had to share. Not really sure what you’d do with this, except be totally giddy about making it. This would be a nice addition to the domestic diva in training dollhouse.
3. Mint circus anyone? This is the perfect pocket-sized project for meticulous hands…or for when you’ve run out of ideas for repurposing your Altoids container.
4. This truly artisan diorama comes from Working Birds Studio. I wouldn’t say this is anything short of expert work, but for those of us who may just be experimenting, this inspires some really fun fodder for shadow box dioramas.
5. Gold rimmed china and Star Wars, hmmm? Not a combo you see everyday. But, I’m not going to say it isn’t super cool! Thank you Fairy & Snail!
More Green Diorama Ideas
1. How about a Halloween diorama. Just carve out your pumpkin and fill it with a spooky scene.
2. Like the laundry detergent container, make a diorama out of a milk jug.
3. Boxes with windows in front – like a package of greeting cards would come in – works perfect. They’re usually sturdy, decorative boxes to begin with.
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