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Halloween Shadow Box DIY Craft

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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!

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  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 :)