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Boo & Spooky Shadow Halloween Boxes

You can easily transform a shadow box or an ordinary frame into one of a kind Halloween art. They especially cute displayed along a mantel or in an entry way with a few candles or other Hallowwen decorations. One of our favorite things about this project is that at the end of Halloween you can peel the gallery glass away and your frame will be good as new or you can leave your design and it will last for years.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Black Onyx, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Stains - Walnut, 2 oz.
Other Supplies
Shadow box
Wood letters that spell "BOO" or "SPOOKY"
Sewing pin
Foam paintbrush
Paper towel
Solid color scrapbook paper
White craft glue


1. Remove the glass from the frame and place it over the spider or skull template. Apply the Gallery Glass to the glass fallowing the lines of the template, fill in the design. Pop any air bubbles with a pin. Allow to dry overnight. 2. Stain the wood letters using a foam paintbrush. Dab the stain to the letters, let it set for a few minutes and wipe away the excess with a paper towel. Repeat for a darker color if desired. Allow to dry 1 hour. 3. Trim the scrapbook paper to fit inside the shadow box. Using tack glue attach the letters to the scrapbook paper in the desired position. 4. Once everything is dry, reassemble the frame with the Gallery Glass design on the outside. 5. Once the Halloween is over, you can peel off the Gallery Glass and make a new design.
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