Now that it’s Fall, it’s time to decorate the house for the holidays! First comes spooky stuff (like this Halloween shadow box), then harvest colors and finally a month of the holly jolly, but slow down… I’m just starting level one.
I was inspired to make a Halloween craft with candy corn, and I decided to make a Halloween mixed media collage of sorts. I don’t know what to call it!
It’s a Halloween shadow box, I guess??
There’s no right and wrong with this craft, so just kinda go where you go with it. I’ll just tell you what I did and you take it from there. 🙂 Be simple, be elaborate, be whimsical, be terrifying… it’s completely up to you.
Wood shadow box
Wood letters (B-O-O)
Miscellaneous Halloween trinkets and decor
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
I sprayed the frame and the B-O-O letters with two coats of black spray paint and let them dry completely.
Then I took my sheet of heavyweight scrapbook paper and hot glued it to the center of the frame for a background. I fell in love with this pretty chevron-patterned paper the moment I saw it in the store.
Candy time! Hot glue the candy corn pieces onto the B-O-O letters in any way you’d like. I just glued whatever I grabbed.
Then hot glue those letters onto your paper background. Don’t burn your fingers like I did, mmmkay?
Now it’s time to be creative. Use the hot glue to attach your Halloween embellishments any which-a-way you’d like in, on and around your shadow box display.
I am so in love with this black crow I found. He attaches with a clip to the frame edge, so I can move his perching spot on a whim.
Hang your spooky shadow box on a wall and start the haunting!