Fairie Dust Diorama Box with Video Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

 Let's get this week started off right with a gorgeously detailed Fairie Dust diorama created with on our of our ATC Book Box  by fussy cutting extraordinaire,  Sandy Trefger.  This shadow box is just in time for Spring and would be a lovely addition to any home.  If you are looking to get daily blog updates like this one emailed to you directly be sure to sign up for our newsletter here.  Now let's get this creative party started.  


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Fairie Dust ATC Diorama

By Sandy Trefger


“There’s nothing more magical and inspiring than lots of lovely fairies and pretty flowers.  The beautiful Fairie Dust collection made me think of a small fairyland diorama and I knew I wanted to create one from those papers.  To house my diorama, I selected the Graphic 45 ATC Book Box. It was just the perfect size. This paper collection is a fussy cutters dream come true, so grab your little scissors and start cutting.


I have a video tutorial showing you how I put my Fairie Dust Diorama together.


Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Diorama Tutorial



Graphic 45 Supplies:


Staples - ATC Book Box - Kraft

Staples - Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs

Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Staples - Shabby Chic Door Pull


Other Supplies:

  • Silk Roses & Greenery (Ferns)
  • Purple Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Satin Ribbon, 1.5” wide, Ivory
  • Gauze
  • Prima Color Bloom Spray
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • Small Gold Brads
  • Ivory Artisan Cardstock
  • Glossy Accents
  • Glitter Brush Pen
  • Gold Prills


Tip 1:  Fussy cut lots of images from the paper (more than you will probably need) so you have an assortment to choose from when creating the scene in your diorama.  Always leave a ½” straight strip at the bottom of each fussy cut piece so you will have a tab to fold up and glue into the bottom of the diorama scene.


Tip 2:  Create a unique look for your metal pieces by layering.  In this project I attached a keyhole to the metal door plate before attaching the door knob.  Fit the door knob right above the keyhole to give it a magical look. Use a good adhesive to attach metal pieces such as Glossy Accents.


Tip 3:  Create paper flowers out of some the the papers from the collection to bring it all together.  Use gold prills for the centers of your paper flowers and attach with Glossy Accents.



Fun Fact:  I’ve always been enthralled with small things, dollhouses and the tiny accessories that go inside, little people in storybooks (my favorite was the Borrowers) and of course fairies!  I have a huge farmhouse style dollhouse in my craft room that I built from a wood kit when my daughter was a baby. I did not finish it until she was 6 years old. It was a very time consuming and detailed project complete with electric lights inside.





I hope you have as much fun creating with this wonderful paper collection by Graphic 45 as I did!  It is amazing and will keep you enchanted for hours! Happy Crafting! ~ Sandy Trefger



Looking for more ATC Book Box action?

Check out this Sun Kissed Diorama using our Black Book Box.

Ocean Fun Box

By Magda Cortez


“Happy Sun Kissed Day! Yes! I’m so happy today because the cold days are gone once you start working with these beautiful papers! Sun Kissed Paper Collection is sooooo Beautiful! I’m sure you will love it!… see full post here.



What a fun filled a blog.  We are ready for the seasons to turn and to get outside and enjoy the blossoms.  Big thanks to Sandy and Magda for sharing these two amazing home decor pieces using our Book Boxes.  We want to thank you as well for joining in the fun.  Be sure to leave your comments below and you will be entered to win this week's $80 prize package.  


Happy Papercrafting!

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