Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There's something invigorating about getting scared in a fun, safe way. A great way to do this is horror movies. Unfortunately, my kids are still a bit too young for those just yet. I mean they even get scared on the Goosebumps TV series so a real horror movie is out of the question.
Funny thing is my son always wants to be something scary for Halloween. So he's fine with looking creepy as long as that creepy something isn't looking back and him and saying “Boo!”. As far Halloween decorating goes we keep it pretty simple. I usually have a wreath on my door and a few Halloween elements here and there throughout the house.
This year I wanted to decorate my entry table and I had the perfect idea:
DIY Halloween Shadow Box
- Shadow Box
- Halloween Print
- LED Copper Wire Lights
- Decorative Pumpkins, Leaves, and Spiders
- Hot Glue Gun
Find a Halloween print preferably with an outside setting so you can illuminate the stars. I found mine on eBay. It's a print of the painting called Walk Of The Catwitch by Ryta.
Attach LED Copper Wire Lights to the back of the print with tape. I tried to match up some of the stars that were in the print with an actual bulb on the back.
The copper wire lights I used were made by QUNQI STAR. They are waterproof, low heat emission, and energy saving. These type of lights are used extensively in backlighting and concealed lighting so fire safety is not an issue. I still wouldn't leave it on all night just in case! The 100 LED lights lit up my Halloween print and truly made it luminous. It's a great effect!
I then filled the shadow box with moss and decorative pumpkins and leaves I found at Hobby Lobby. Just enough to fill in the black space at the bottom of the print.
Attach some decorative spiders to the outside of the shadow box with a hot glue gun. You can string the hot glue to make a spider web effect as well.
It's going to live on my entry way table sitting on a picture frame holder for the month of October. I think it turned out great and it's not too scary for the kiddos!