When I saw that Shanty 2 Chic was having a Gorilla Glue party, I was excited to see the upcoming new posted projects but disappointed that I wasn’t going to be able to participate in it because I had never used wood glue in a craft project before and didn’t have any on the horizon.
But that all changed after a recent visit to Wisteria.com and I saw these shadowbox display cases. As soon as I saw them, I knew that it was my Gorilla Glue project!
I used an 5x7 unfinished wood shadowbox, candlestick and finial - all purchased at Hobby Lobby for 30% off. I also purchased a larger 11x14 wood shadowbox, a taller candlestick and another finial from Michaels.
I used an anodized bronze spray paint as a basecoat and brushed brown metallic glaze and Spanish Copper Rub ‘n Buff over all of the wood pieces to create a faux metal appearance on the surfaces.
I screwed small eye hooks into the top of each shadowbox. I removed the backs of both shadowboxes and used it as a template to cut a piece of acrylic sheet I had leftover from this poster frame to fit the back of each shadowbox.
I used the fast setting, short clamp time Gorilla Wood glue to glue the candlestick to the bottom of each shadowbox. I also hammered three small nails thru the bottom of the shadowboxes into the candlesticks for added stability. I also glued each finial into the top of each shadowbox and hung the crosses from the eye hooks.