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30+ DIY Cricut Shadow Box Ideas and Tutorials

Cricut shadow boxes are so popular right now! These Cricut shadow boxes are an easy and fun project to make and look professional. They can be made with cutting machines like Cricut, Silhouette or CNC machines. 

The size of these designs works best with larger Cricut machines like the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore series. Check this page for basic instructions on how to use a Cricut Maker.

DIY shadow boxes are so popular right now and it’s easy to see why. They are gorgeous and easy to customize. Whether making one to keep or to give as a gift, they are sure to be a huge hit!

In order to make a shadow box, it helps to understand how shadow boxes work. Essentially, the way a shadow box works is you stack many layers of cardstock on top of each other, with each layer having different elements cut out from the center of the cardstock. These shadow box layers make it truly three dimensional. 

They can be make even more beautiful by shining a light from behind the layers of cardstock. Either way, the stacking of different layers of cardstock create a lovely 3D effect with depth and beauty.

A simple way to make these beautiful shadow boxes is to use Cricut Design Space. Shapes or uploaded images are used to make the shadow box. The projects below can be uploaded to make a ready-made design.

What really works well is using Cricut Access. This is a subscription program from Cricut that allows access to over 100,000 images. Images can be searched for and used in Cricut Design Space which makes it perfect for designing shadow boxes.

If the Cricut cutter has been a recent purchase, a free month of Cricut Access is included, so that is a great time to try it out.

Some of the projects below call for vinyl to make words or a vinyl design. A new product, Cricut Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl, makes these projects simpler.

It is very easy to handle because it lies flat and is virtually effortless to feed. The premium Vinyl will peel off easily with no residue if it is decided that the words should be switched up. 

Scroll down this page to find amazing shadow box designs ready to be used to make your own shadow box. I love the simplicity and natural element of    the Acorn Fall Shadow Box brought to us by Lydi Out Loud.

To make something more intricate for the fall holiday season, check out the Carved Pumpkin Shadow Box from The Analytical Mommy. It has so many layers and looks out of sight!

I know you won't be disappointed and will be ready with your next shadow box project after looking at what project we have for you to make. For another Cricut projects page, check this out.


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3D Shadowbox Tutorial

3D Shadowbox Tutorial

Cricut shadow boxes are an easy and fun project to make and look amazing. Learn how to put together a shadow box using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machines along with tips for assembling it. Needlepointers.com Associate

Acorn Fall Shadowbox Tutorial

This free tutorial allows you to create a beautiful acorn fall shadowbox for a fun fall decoration. Lydi Out Loud

American Flag Shadow Box

American Flag Shadow Box

With the FREE paper flower shadow box SVG template by Analytical Mommy you can create a gorgeous flag shadow box for a loved one or to commemorate or honor a veteran. The Analytical Mommy

Back to School Shadowbox Sign

Learn how to make this Back to School Shadow Box Sign with a Cricut Explore 3. Complete tutorial and free SVG at Amy Romeu Crafts. Amy Romeu Crafts

Bee Shadow Box Paper Art Project

Add a touch of nature to your home decor with this unique bee shadow box. Lotti Brown Designs

Carved Pumpkin Shadow Box

Carved Pumpkin Shadow Box

Are you looking for a beautiful Halloween decor idea? Here is a step-by-step tutorial with a free pumpkin face mandala project that you can make with your Cricut. The Analytical Mommy

Coffee Emergency Shadow Box

With three simple steps, you can create this fun shadow box. It's sure to bring a smile to any coffee lover! We Can Make That

Cricut Shadow Box Ideas

Here are some fun shadow box ideas for home projects with your cutting machine. Lotti Brown Designs

Custom Shadow Box

Learn how to design and cut your own custom layered shadow box using this post's free template with Cricut Design Space! Jennifer Maker

DIY Butterfly Shadow Box

You can create this cute Spring butterfly shadow box with this tutorial and free printable. You can use a Cricut machine or scissor to complete this project. The Crafting Nook

DIY Flower Shadow Box

DIY Flower Shadow Box

Learn how to make your own flower shadow box with Cricut rose paper flowers and a vinyl monogram from start to finish with this tutorial. Leap of Faith Crafting

Etsy Shadow Box Ideas Collection

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Check out Etsy's collection of hundreds of Cricut shadow boxes. You can make unique, custom, handmade pieces from these papercraft shops. Affiliate Link to Etsy Shop Shops

Fall Cricut Shadow Box

Fall Cricut Shadow Box

Welcome Fall Into Your Home! Grab supplies and your Cricut machine to create this shadow box. Elle Marie Home

Farmhouse Shadow Box Cricut Craft

This is a quick and enjoyable farmhouse shadow box that can be created in just a few minutes with only a few supplies! Ruffles and Rain Boots

Free Layered SVG files

Here is a collection of free 3D layered SVGs for you to use and enjoy. Craft With Sarah

Glitter Christmas Shadow Box

Using your Cricut or Silhouette you can make a gorgeous glitter Christmas shadow box with this step-by-step tutorial. Burton Avenue

Gnome Shadow Box Craft

This gnome shadow box is quick, cute, and the perfect addition to your farmhouse decor. Ruffles and Rain Boots

Graduation Shadow Box

With this video and outline steps create and assemble a unique gift for a graduate. Special Heart Studio

Heart Design Shadow Box

This layered shadowbox design has eight layers and is easy to put together. It has a free cut file. Special Heart Studio

Layer Cricut Shadow Box

Design your own Cricut shadow boxes using silhouette images with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Learn how to use the Offset feature in Design Space to create a beautiful layered design. Craft With Sarah

Layered Paper Projects and Shadow Boxes

This post shares tips, tricks and ideas so you can make 3D layered paper art with your Cricut. Hello Creative Family

Merry and Bright Shadow Box

Grab this quick tutorial to make a cheery, cute Christmas decor shadow box. Ruffle and Rain Boots

Mother's Day Flower Shadow Box Idea

Surprise mom on Mother's Day by creating a shadow box full of paper flowers with a personalized message. A Crafty Latina

Mother's Day Shadow Box Idea

This DIY project shows you how to make a shadow box display that is easy, gorgeous and budget-friendly. The perfect gift for Mom on Mother's Day. Daily Dose Of DIY

Nursery Cricut Shadow Box And Free Template

This post shows you how to make a nursery Cricut shadow box and has a free shadow box template to save and use. Great gift idea for baby showers. Extra Ordinary Chaos

Paper Art Shadow Box Tutorial

Easily create a stunning gift or home decor with this beautiful shadow box paper art with lights & Creates With Love free resource files! They provide a tutorial video too with easy instructions. Creates With Love

Paper Flower Shadowbox

Paper Flower Shadowbox

Learn how to create a stunning paper flower shadowbox with your Cricut machine. This easy project will beautifully decorate your home or make as a gift. The Country Chic Cottage

Paw Print Flower Shadow Box Design

Paw Print Flower Shadow Box Design

Learn how to create a gorgeous and simple Cricut paper flower shadow box in the shape of a paw print. Follow easy do-it-yourself instructions and utilize a free SVG vector image file suitable for the Cricut or other cutting systems. This makes for the ideal gift or craft for the pet lover in your life. The Analytical Mommy

Rainbow Pride Flower Shadow Box

This post will show you how to make a pride-themed paper flower shadow box including free SVG files for you. Sweet Red Poppy

Rectangle Shadow Box Frame with Cardstock

Use these instructions to learn how to cut and assemble a rectangle shadow box frame. Special Heart Studio

Shadow Box Background

This tutorial shows how to use Cricut Design Space to design your backgrounds for shadow boxes or photo frames. Craft With Sarah

Shadow Box Card

Shadow Box Card

Here is a step-by-step shadow box card tutorial along with a free snowman card template. The Analytical Mommy

Shadow Box Framing Tips

Learn how to accurately scale layered SVG files in Cricut Design Space to fit perfectly in a shadow box or frame. Craft With Sarah

Square Shadow Box Frame

This blog tells you how to cut and assemble a square shadow box frame from cardstock. Special Heart Studio

Teacher Appreciation Shadow Box

This rolled flower shadow box is the perfect teacher's gift, including a rolled flower hack. Craft E Corner

Valentines Shadow Box

Learn how to create a Valentine's shadow box for your special someone using these free instructions, which include making tissue paper carnations and using Cricut glitter adhesive vinyl. Sweet Red Poppy

Wine Cork Shadow Box

DIY Wine Cork Shadow Box makes the perfect personalized gift! Learn how to make one with this free tutorial. Better Life Blog

Winter Shadow Box

Turn your home into a magical winter wonderland by making this shadow box using the free SVG file, vinyl, transfer tape and glitter snow. Burton Avenue





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