Curiosities Display

Who doesn’t love a curiosity cabinet?? I made a little display inside a 6x6 inch chipboard shadowbox to show off some of my favorite little things.


The eggs were made from poly clay scraps.

The mineral display case is made from a queen cage. When you buy a package of bees it comes with a queen bee trapped inside a queen cage that is sealed with a sugar plug. Her worker bee attendants will eat through the sugar to release her into the hive. I removed the screen front and added a woodgrain paper to the top.

That feather is stuck inside a shark vertebrae I got when we visited Fanning Island.

I picked up those shark teeth on Daytona Beach when I was a kid. They are glued onto a section of tongue depressor.

It was fun sifting through my stash for this one!

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That turned out so great! I love a curio cabinet and mini just makes it even better!

This is stunning! I absolutely love all of the details and the repurposing of the queen cage.

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This is glorious; I love the eggs & the shark tooth display especially!

Were the tiny butterflies a previous project, or did you acquire them from somewhere?

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Thanks everyone! Thanate, they were from a collage sheet of tiny butterflies that I double printed and did some fussy cutting on. Super happy with the outcome.

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Super cool!

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This is just so packed with cool!!!

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Wow! What a cool shadow box!

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Man, oh man, this is so fantastically fun to look at!

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Fascinating. Are the skulls real, or did you make them, or??

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Thanks so much everyone! @steiconi the skulls were a gift, I think they came from etsy. I agree, they look so real

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i LOVE this

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What a wonderful idea, I love the wall paper treatment of a World map I guess? Those little eggs and butterflies are so adorably cute. Great stuff!

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Thanks all! @Makiyonah the map is from a Seven Gypsies paper called Sirene.

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