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DIY spooky Halloween shadow box for Int’l Bloggers Club

Happy October friends and welcome to another edition of our Int’l Bloggers Club challenge! We are a bit early this month, but our theme this month is, you guessed it, Halloween! So to give you some time to get inspired and have fun with our posts, we decided to go ahead and post our ideas today! I’ll be showing you my DIY spooky Halloween shadow box. Last months theme was fall, you can find my fall craft for that here.

diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]

Here where we live, in the South of Spain, Halloween is not really a special day. No trick or treating, no decorations, it’s not celebrated here. In our house however, we like Halloween and while living in Canada, we used to love to go trick or treating and had decor up everywhere! I don’t decorate a lot now, a bit here and there because my girls really enjoy it. Very close to where we live, is an American Naval Base and our American friends had invited us to go in with them last year, as there they do always have lots going on for Halloween. We don’t have plans yet for this year, but we will have a fun night for sure, even if we end up staying home!

I made this DIY spooky Halloween shadow box for my girls, while we were sitting down together at our dining room table, each one preparing something for Halloween. The girls each had to make up a Halloween quote with a poster for school, and it was such a fun afternoon.

diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]

Here are the easy steps for my DIY spooky Halloween Shadow Box

  • Paint box roughly in black

  • Cover background with fabric

  • Add fabric to bottom 

  • Glue on moon, spooky house and bat [I used my hot glue gun]

  • Glue on twigs, ghost and spiders

  • Arrange the pumpkin lights in the twigs  

I used all items from around the house, except for the spiders and lights but they were both really inexpensive.

diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]


diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]


diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]


diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]


diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]


diy-spooky-halloween-shadow-box [kreativk.net]

I hope you enjoyed my little spooky shadow box and maybe got some inspiration to make your own or something similar… Make sure to check out the other ladies’ posts, I can’t wait to see what they’ve made for Halloween in their neck of the woods! 

As always, Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!






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  • Toni | Small Home Soul
    24/10/2016 at 23:50

    Katrin, this is so cute. I had no idea it was small until I saw the size of the spiders and that the ghost was from kleenex! What a fun project to do with kids, kind of like the diarama’s we made when I was in school. Thanks for linking up to Waste Not Wednesday Link Party!

    • Katrin
      25/10/2016 at 07:14

      Toni Thanks so much! Yes it’s super fun to make and anything goes, that’s the best part!!

  • Christine Vandormolen
    23/10/2016 at 19:23

    ADORBS…flippin adorbs!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 06:57

      Danke Dir Christine 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    23/10/2016 at 18:45

    What a cool project! I love all of it, but especially the twigs and the lights. How fun it looks when the lights are on, I bet the girls love it!

    Best part, it’s perfect for the season, you used mostly what you had on hand, and you can put it away to use again year after year. My favorite kind of project!

    • Katrin
      24/10/2016 at 06:56

      It is a fun project for Halloween Nikki and yes, the girls really like this too!

  • Sandra Garth
    21/10/2016 at 23:55

    Making this display in a box added so much dimension and thanks for planting the idea of holidays this could be used for. Also, thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

    • Katrin
      22/10/2016 at 08:07

      Thanks Sandra!!

  • vanessa
    21/10/2016 at 18:04

    This is awesome. How creative and cool looking. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy when you stop by and share your creative ideas at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

    • Katrin
      22/10/2016 at 07:45

      Thanks so much Vanessa!

  • Beverly
    20/10/2016 at 15:21

    Your Halloween shadow box is great, Katrin! I love that it was a project you shared with your girls. Using the branches was the perfect touch. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • Katrin
      20/10/2016 at 21:32

      Thanks Beverly!!!

      • Beverly
        22/10/2016 at 16:06

        Stopping back by to let you know I’ll be featuring your awesome Halloween Shadow Box at today’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll share this week!

        • Katrin
          23/10/2016 at 21:49

          Yay, Thanks so much Beverly!!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    18/10/2016 at 09:28

    Your shadow box is a great project, Katrin! You managed to include so many Halloween components and I love that it can be lit up. Your girls must be happy to have suche a wonderful Halloween decoration. Have a lovely week, my friend! 🙂
    Liebe Grüße

    • Katrin
      19/10/2016 at 20:14

      Hallo Julia, vielen lieben Dank!!! The girls are super happy, yes, and they have fun with it!!!

  • Pili
    17/10/2016 at 18:40

    What a great idea Katrin!! You can use the shadow box both at home or take it to Rota if you finally go there to celebrate Halloween. I sure you inspired your daughters and they came up with great quotes for school

    • Katrin
      18/10/2016 at 19:21

      Thank you Pili, yes, that is a great idea to take it, if we end up going! It does look great in the dark!

  • Ellen
    17/10/2016 at 16:40

    My little Grandson, Benjamin, at 2 1/2 yrs. old is so into Halloween this year! He is sitting here on my lap and loving your project. The ghost and spiders are his favorite parts, and I love the little pumpkin lights. This looks like something Benjamin and “Gem”(he named me by himself and I love it) can do with some of the numerous Halloween items already on hand. No Halloween in Spain- unimaginable! Halloween is my favorite holiday, only surpassed by Christmas. Thank-you for this kreative project, it is wonderful- as always!

    • Katrin
      18/10/2016 at 19:20

      Aw Ellen, I’m so happy your little grandson loves Halloween and this fun project! I’m sure you would have so much fun putting this up with him and even though he’s small, he could help you for sure with this! Oh I know, I can’t believe that it’s not a holiday here, well, i took the day off, because my girls have it off as well and the first of November is a holiday here, so we’ll do something fun for sure! Love how your grandson named you, that is the Sweetest, I bet you enjoy time with him so much! Have a lovely week!

  • Keri
    17/10/2016 at 14:47

    Katrin, this shadow box is really cool! I really like the lights you added. I bet your girls think this is pretty awesome too. I hope you all get to go to the Naval base this year too, but like you said I’m sure you’ll have fun either way. 😉

    • Katrin
      17/10/2016 at 21:48

      Keri Thank you! Yes, the girls really like this, I put it on our kitchen table and they love coming into the kitchen in the morning when it’s still dark and turn on these little lights!

  • Katerina
    17/10/2016 at 12:33

    Loved it! It’s black, it’s spooky and it’s Halloween! Thanks for the detailed tutorial!

    • Katrin
      17/10/2016 at 21:46

      Yes, it is HALLOWEEN!!! YAY! thanks Katerina!

  • ana@carpe_diem
    17/10/2016 at 11:38

    Looove it, Katrin, expecially with lighs on! Great decor for upcomming days!

    • Katrin
      17/10/2016 at 21:46

      Thanks so much Ana!

  • Michelle
    17/10/2016 at 10:50

    That’s so cool Katrin. Love those little pumpkin lights and they look awesome hanging in the branches in front of the haunted house. The spotted fabric makes it look like stars in the background, so clever. Happy Halloween my friend and genieße deinen Tag

    • Katrin
      17/10/2016 at 21:46

      Thank you friend! Danke Dir ich wuensche Dir auch einen schoenen Abend noch! 🙂 The fabric was at the bottom of my stash and I think it was waiting to be used for this!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    17/10/2016 at 09:47

    Aww Katrin this is so pretty. I read in anticipation when you were going through the steps and when you got to the end with all the lights lit up it was such a spectacular box! Katrin we don’t celebrate here either and I miss it because it is so much fun for the kids. I had the pleasure of being in NY a few years ago during Halloween and it was a big deal! I ate half the candy!

    • Katrin
      17/10/2016 at 21:45

      Thanks so much Mary! I like to have little thingies here and there for the girls and they enjoy this a lot! And Candy, oh my, we used to have Candy for dinner in Canada, so much fun!