Halloween Shadow Box DIY Craft


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Now that it’s Fall, it’s time to decorate the house for the holidays! First comes spooky stuff, 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 Starburst Candy Corn, and the whole Starburst candy corn crafts idea comes from Tori Spelling, and everyone loves Tori Spelling!

Seriously, the gal is a crafting whiz-bang. Look at her Fall candy craft projects!

Tori Spelling - crafting mum ball with Starburst candy

Wait, there’s more. She’s outta control with ideas!

Tori Spelling Starburst candy corn - Fall candy craft projects

So I looked at her wonderful Halloween craft project ideas and decided to make something too: 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.

Craft Supplies:

Wood shadow box
Wood letters (B-O-O)
Spray paint
Miscellaneous Halloween trinkets and decor
Starburst Candy Corn
Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Starburst candy craft - Halloween craft idea

I sprayed the frame and the B-O-O letters with two coats of black spray paint and let them dry completely.

spray painting wood frame

spray painting wood letters

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.

Halloween shadow box frame

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.

BOO letters - Starburst candy corn

Then hot glue those letters onto your paper background. Don’t burn your fingers like I did, mmmkay?

candy craft projects - candy letters craft

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.

Halloween crow

Hang your spooky shadow box on a wall and start the haunting!

Halloween Box Art #craft

Happy Halloween!


  1. kathy pease says

    That is so awesome..I myself have never been a crafty person but this I might even be able to handle.
    I love Halloween and would love to make one of these for our house. Thanks for the great ideas :)

  2. Jacqueline says

    Am I insane for already looking up Halloween stuff and it’s only August? It’s my very favorite holiday and I am having my annual Halloween party again this year. I got a great deal on a by one get one shadow box set from Michael’s and I’ve been dying to find a good project for them! Great idea!!

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