Halloween Shadow Box

Welcome to the Creative Craft hop! On the third Thursday of the month a group of fun bloggers get together and share some really fabulous crafts with you. This month I’m sharing how to make a Halloween Shadow box.

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Before we get started I’d like to thank Sara from Birdz Of A Feather for hosting this hop each month. We could not do it without her!

If you are coming here from  Carol’s at Blue Sky At Home, welcome, I’m so glad that you are here!

Now let’s get started!

supplies to make a haunted house shadow box


Shadow Box

Haunted House Cut Out

Boo sign

Halloween Card Stock 12 x 12

Mod Podge

Glitter – Black, Silver and Orange

Craft Glue

Hot Glue and Glue Gun


Acrylic Paint – Black and Orange


black painted box

Step 1

Using black acrylic paint, paint the shadow box black.

Set aside to dry.

Painting a boo sign

Step 2

Paint your haunted house black and your Boo! sign orange.

Let dry.

cutting paper

Step 3

Using the inside measurements, cut your card stock to fit inside the shadow box.

Once you have it fitted to the bottom of your box, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the base.

Then place your paper on top of the Mod Podge.

apply paper with mod podge

Using an old credit card, I pushed out any air bubbles.

Let dry, then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper and sides of your shadow box.

adding black glitter to a house

Step 4

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the Haunted House and Boo! sign then sprinkle on glitter.

Gently shake off any glitter that is not stuck to the signs.

Set aside to dry.

adding silver glitter to a haunted house cut out

Once the haunted house is dry, apply a thin bead of silver glue to the outside edge of the haunted house .

Immediately sprinkle on silver glitter, try to keep as much of the silver glitter off of the black glitter as possible.

Let dry.

haunted house shadow box

Step 5

Using Hot glue, hot glue the haunted house and Boo! signs to the front edge of the shadow box.

I added a small bow to the upper edges for a little color.

haunted house shadow box

You can always display your finished haunted house shadow box as is, however I found a few other ways to have fun with it!

First I found this small Halloween scene projector at the Dollar Tree.

It looks super cute with it shining off to the side!

Or you could add a few tea lights behind the haunted house cut out to light up your house!

Either way, this haunted house shadow box is sure to be a great new addition to my Halloween decor.

Let the Halloween decorating begin!

Now please join me in visiting  Gail at Purple Hues and Me as well as all of the other hop participants to see what they have created this month.

DIY Sewing Kit

DIY Crystal Balls from Dollar Tree Supplies

How to Decorate a Glass Vase with Twine

Halloween Shadow Box

DIY Clay Fall Leaf Dish

A Denim Pumpkin Sign

Scrap Wood Black Cats for Fall

Dressed Up Dollar Store Pumpkin Place Cards

Haunted Halloween Mansion

Faux Terracotta Pumpkin Tutorial


Until next time….



Haunted House Shadow Box

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  1. This is adorable Tammy! Such a cute idea! I made a Christmas shadow box last year, it was fun and makes a great little 3 D decoration. Love the background paper you chose, and all the glitter! The mini projector is so cool!

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