How to Make an Easy Shadow Box for Halloween

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Halloween is a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with all its creepy imagery.

But however delightfully spooky our box looks I know I’ll only want to display it for a few weeks. Rather than consigning it to the back of a cupboard for the rest of the year we came up with a plan. We made our shadow box with removable contents so we can quickly change it up to suit the season.

 
Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.
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What we used for our Shadow Box Frame.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

We used a simple wooden box for our shadow box frame. A sturdy shoe box would also work well.

We cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside snuggly and used Bostik Blu Stick to create a creepy collage.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

We cut Balsa wood to size and covered it in dark paper ready to build our shelves.

And finally, we gathered together a selection of ghoulish embellishments to decorate our shadow box Halloween style.

 

Assembling our Halloween Shadow Box.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

We wanted to be able to use our box again after Halloween, so chose to fix everything inside so that it could be easily removed.

The cardboard collage background sits snugly without needing to be stuck. Everything else is attached to the cardboard allowing it to be lifted out when we finish with it.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

We used Bostik Micro Dots (Amazon affiliate link) to stick everything into our box.

These tiny sticky dots are super simple to use and stick almost anything. They are also acid and lignin free ensuring they won’t damage any of our creepy treasures.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

To start we positioned our shelves using the micro dots to hold them in place. When the shadow box is standing with a little weight on the shelves, they are self-supporting.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

Once the carcass of our shadow box was complete, it was time to get creative. Bostik Micro Dots are perfect for sticking embellishments into place. To use, place your object onto the sheet, rub the backing to transfer the dots and lift off. The micro dots essentially turn any object into a sticker.

Using the micro dots allowed us to hold all our curiosities in place without the mess and frustration of using regular glue in a confined space.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

We used the micro dots to stick paper, foam, fabric, glass, plastic and porcelain into our box and found them really quick and easy to use. We also applied the glue dots to the edge of our frame before draping it in muslin to complete our creepy look.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

And here is our finished Halloween shadow box complete with witches paraphernalia and a spooky graveyard scene. We had so much fun making our shadow box we are already planning one for Christmas.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

 

If you are looking for more crafty Halloween inspiration check out our creepy concrete hands and our revolting edible fruit scabs.

 

Halloween makes a brilliant theme for a shadow box display with so much creepy imagery associated with this holiday. We made ours with removable contents so we can quickly change it to suit the season.

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2 comments

Kim October 3, 2018 - 8:04 am

This looks great! Simple Halloween decor and I like that you made the interior removable so the shadow box can be reused.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders October 4, 2018 - 7:38 am

Thanks Kim, we’re already planning a Christmas one for after Halloween 🙂

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