Halloween Decorations: Creepy Shadowbox Tray

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I love Halloween themed shadowbox trays and when I saw the new Haunt It Collection from Canvas Corp Brands, I knew the vintage styled tags on Kraft paper were perfect for my next project. I had just purchased the Petite Pete mini skeleton and was so glad that he fit into the small 7Gypsies tray. Of course he needed a friend, so I dressed up one of my favorite antique reproduction Frozen Charlotte dolls for Halloween. Throw in a little creepy cloth, skeleton head cameos and mini pumpkin pods and you’ve got a great little Halloween tray that you can hang on the wall, use as a table decoration or just set on a shelf for that spooky night!

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

Supplies:

  • Haunt It Tags on Kraft from Canvas Corp Brands
  • Solo Shadowbox Tray from 7Gypsies
  • Pumpkin Pods from alphastamps.com
  • Natural Creepy Cloth from Amazon.com
  • DecoArt Americana 2 oz. Acrylic Paint Black from joann.com
  • Petite Pete – Mini Skeleton 8.5″ by Anatomical Chart Company from amazon.com
  • Crayola Air Dry Clay – White from joann.com
  • Longzang Skull Fondant Silicone Sugar Craft Mold Mini – Skeleton Lady from amazon.com
  • Longzang Skull Fondant Silicone Sugar Craft Mold Mini – Skeleton Man from amazon.com
  • Frozen Charlotte Doll Art Mold from articusstudiodesign.com
  • Darice Chenille Bump Stems Orange from thecraftshoppe.com
  • Orange Tulle Netting from retrocafeart.com
  • Glue
  • Scissors

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

ASSEMBLE THE TRAY

  1. Dry brush white paint over the edges of the tray.
  2. Fussy cut the tray inserts from the Haunt It Tags on Kraft card stock.
  3. With the large box in the tray at the top, glue the tag pieces in place.
  4. Glue the orange Chenille bump stems around the outside edge of the tray.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Using air dry clay, mold one of the largest Frozen Charlotte dolls.
  2. When completely dry, smooth the edges with an emery board and “antique” the doll with a dry brush and black paint.
  3. Repeat the previous steps for the mini cameos. You will need one of each.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Cut a piece of orange tulle about 12 inches and the length of the doll minus her head.
  2. Gather the tulle and wrap it around the body of the doll.
  3. Tie the tulle in place by wrapping a half piece of a Chenille bump stem around the doll’s waist.
  4. Fussy cut the small hat and the owl from the Haunt It tag and set the owl aside. Glue the hat to the doll’s head.
  5. Glue the Skeleton Lady cameo to the front of the doll’s dress over the stem.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Cut the Creepy Cloth in to 3 – 4 inch wide pieces and glue along the front top and bottom edges of the tray.
  2. Glue the Frozen Charlotte doll on the right side of the large box in the tray, leaving about 1 inch open on the right side of the doll.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Glue the owl that you previously cut from the tag to the top right corner of the tray.
  2. Fussy cut the pumpkin group, potions bottle and mask from the tags.
  3. Glue the Skeleton Man mini cameo on to the front of the potions bottle.
  4. Glue the potions bottle at the right bottom corner of the tray.
  5. Tuck the mask under the neck of the potions bottle and glue in place.
  6. Glue the pumpkins to the left side of the tray about two-thirds down from the top.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Wrap one Chenille bump stem in to the shape of a dunce cap and glue to the top of the Petite Pete skeleton’s head.
  2. Glue Petite Pete to the left side of the top box in the tray, allowing his legs to fall over the bottom boxes.
  3. Fussy cut the Halloween Wishes for You! tag and glue along the top edge of the tray.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

  1. Glue three mini pumpkin pods between Petite Pete and the Frozen Charlotte doll.
  2. Glue more pumpkin pods in to the small bottom boxes in the tray.

creepy shadowbox tray dCipollo Designs

Scene Props:

  • Hampton Art Mix The Media Wooden Plank Plaque from amazon.com
  • Panacea Products Natural Excelsior from joann.com
  • Haunt It: Orange & Black Stitched Diamonds on Kraft from CCB

Hope that you enjoyed the project. Come back soon! ~Diane

More Haunt It Collection papers available at Canvas Corp Brands and more SVG cut designs available at dcipollodesigns.com.

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