I’m so excited with this Cricut project that I am sharing with you guys today. If you’ve been looking for Cricut Halloween decor, then today’s craft is going to be right up your ally. Because today I’m showing you guys how to make a Halloween light box using your Cricut (or Silhouette) cutting machine.
Before we get started with this fun Halloween project, I do have to warn you that this one does require attention to detail. The step-by-step tutorial is going to walk you through everything, but each piece does have it’s own particular spot, so it’s important that you do follow along with the tutorial. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more simple right now, then check out my most popular Cricut Halloween projects instead.
Halloween Light Box
This Halloween Light Box comes with 2 different SVG templates, one for each design. One design has the ballroom dancers which was inspired by the Haunted Mansion ride and the other, a classic graveyard. These are so fun to make and when you’re done, you’ll love your new Cricut Halloween decor!
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To make these Halloween light boxes, you will need:
- 12×12 inch Medium or heavy weight Cardstock – I recommend this 80lb white cardstock which is what I will be using (you will need 4 sheets for each light box), along with a sheet of black cardstock and a colored sheet of cardstock.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and your standard cutting mat.
- A glue with a fine point to it – This Bearly Art craft glue is what I am using.
- Scoring Stylus (which is what I will be using in this tutorial) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). If your cutting machine doesn’t have the scoring feature, this scoring board and stylus is great to use.
- Double-Sided tape to attach candy to the walls.
- Fairy Lights – these are the fairy lights that I am using.
- Halloween Light Box SVG
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Halloween Light Box Step-by-Step Tutorial
Cricut Design Space Instructions
Create a new project in Cricut Design Space and then upload the Halloween Light Box SVG and add it to your canvas. Click on “Ungroup” to ungroup your layers.
There are several lines that need to be changed to “score”. Make sure to change the operation of these lines to score and then attach them to layer they will score on. If you need help with this part, make sure to watch the video tutorial here.
How to Assemble the Light Box Frame
Start by gluing your haunted house pieces together, with the black layer on top of the purple. Before gluing this down, add your ghosts in and glue them to the purple layer and then glue the black layer on top.
There are 2 sets of white rectangle pieces that are similar, but they are different sizes. Measure the 2 smaller rectangles and put aside the one that is slightly shorter. Do the same with the longer rectangles.
With the side that your Cricut scored facing up, fold downward on all the tab pieces (the direction that you fold is very important). Do this for both rectangle pieces. Grab the longer piece and glue around the open pentagon starting at the bottom and going around to the left. Add the smaller side next and close it together using the tab pieces. Then glue this piece to the backside of your haunted house.
Repeat these same steps for the other pentagon pieces. Again, make sure that when you fold on the tab pieces that the side your Cricut scored on is facing up and fold the pieces downward. Once this part is assembled, this should fit into the other piece like a box. It will be a tight fit, so you will have to push it down a bit.
Assembling the Light Box
To assemble the inside of the light box, grab all 6 of your shadow box pieces and line them up so they are all face-up. Then for each piece, flip it over so that you are folding on all of the score lines away from the front.
There are 4 lines for each side. Fold on all 4 of these and then glue it down by folding it over and gluing down the top fold. Repeat this for all 3 sides on all 6 of the shadow box pieces.
Use the squares that you just created to glue the shadow box pieces together. Layer them on top of each other in the order you see below from left to right. The ballroom dancers will be on top.
Once the shadow box pieces are assembled, place them into your light house. Add your fairy lights and then place the lid on top.
You’ll be able to pull the light switch through the back of the box so you can easily turn your light box on and off. And when you need to replace the fairy light, just take the box lid off to easily replace this.
More Cricut Halloween Crafts You’ll Love!
If you love this Halloween Light Box, then make sure to check out these other fun Halloween crafts that you can make with your Cricut:
- Layered Halloween Wreath
- Floating Candles
- Halloween Candy Holders
- Halloween Explosion Box
- 30 Halloween Shirt SVG Files
- Bloody Handprint Window Clings
- Halloween Lollipop Holders
- DIY Halloween Lanterns
- Pumpkin Treat Boxes