This shrine was inspired by Hellzapopper. She posted an amazing painted Day of the Dead Holy Family and I was smitten. When I approached Teachart about a personal swap, this is what I made for her.
It started with a little Virgin Mary statue from the thrift shop and a little box made to hold car keys.
The statue was painted and the door to the box was removed & cut into 2, so it could open from the center. After several coats of paint and paper, I added Mary, lots of vintage jewelry and candles. Cut paper banners hang in the back. The 2 ovals on the inside of the doors are meant for pictures of loves ones who have past away. I left them blank so Teachart could personalize it.
I had a difficult time parting with her, but you should see what I got in return! But that's another post. I love making shrines and hope to start a collection, so anyone who's interested in a personal swap, please PM me.
Thanks for looking!