How Do You Make a Cricut Shadow Box?

Shadow boxes are a great way to display personal keepsakes, artwork, and mementos. With a Cricut machine, you can make your own custom shadow box. Read on for instructions on how to make a Cricut shadow box.

Materials Needed

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut cutting mat
  • Chipboard or cardboard
  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Transfer tape
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) Acrylic paint or spray paint


1. Start by designing your shadow box on the Cricut Design Space. You can use your own images or select from the images provided by Cricut. Customize the design to your liking and adjust the size of the project according to the size of your chipboard or cardboard.


Cut out your design using adhesive vinyl and transfer tape on the cutting mat.

3. Peel off the backing from the adhesive vinyl and apply it directly to your chipboard or cardboard.

4. Cut out two pieces of chipboard or cardboard for the sides of your shadow box.

5. Glue one side piece onto each end of your project with either a hot glue gun or E6000 glue.

6. (Optional) Paint or spray paint your shadow box in a color of your choice.

7. Once everything is dry, assemble the sides and display it in any location you choose!


Conclusion: Making a Cricut shadow box is easy and fun! All you need are some simple materials such as adhesive vinyl, transfer tape, chipboard/cardboard, scissors, and optional acrylic paint/spray paint, along with a Cricut machine! Follow these instructions to create an amazing customized shadow box that will last for years to come!