Lighted Halloween Shadow Box
Klo is the person that actually gave me the idea for this lighted shadow box. This is a fantastic Halloween decoration that includes a working light. Set in a window at night for a spooktacular shadow box!
Use a Pre-Made Shadow Box or Make Your Own
You could make this project using a purchased shadow box. Instead, I made my own out of foam board and paper. It was a little challenging, but fun all at the same time. I put the scenes together using ½” foam board. I didn’t have black foam board, so I used strips of the textured cardstock to cover the areas on the foam board with skor-tape. I used an X-acto knife to cut the foam board strips, but I didn’t like how it turned out. So, I broke down and bought a foam board cutter, which I listed in the supplies list. I have needed it before this and thought I would use it in the future. I am glad that I did.
Add Some Color
I wanted to add a little color to this project because it was all in black. I printed out my vellum on my Canon printer to achieve the colors that I wanted. I used a glossy photo paper setting because it would print out too wet with all other settings.
Video Tutorial Included
I have included a video on how to make this box. So, I hope to see your projects in the future. I thought this was so cool because you don’t need to buy a shadow box from a craft store. I hope that you enjoy this project as much as I did!
6 – 12” x 12” Heavy Black Textured Cardstock
2 –12” x 12” Heavy Black Designer Cardstock
1 – 12” x 12” Clear Acetate
8 ½” x 11” Vellum
Double-sided adhesive tape (1/4” and ½”)
Fast drying glue
Battery operated fairy lights with remote
X-acto knife or Foam Werks Straight Cutter & Foam Werks Channel Rail
1 –11” x 14” Foam Board ½” Thick (black if possible)
Cut Foam Board:
10 pieces cut 8 ½” L x 7/32” W)
10 pieces cut 7 13/16” x 7/32” W)
2 pieces cut 8 ½” L x 7/32” W x 3/8” Thick)
2 pieces cut 7 13/16” x 7/32” W x 3/8” Thick)
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