DIY Shadow Box Using My Cricut Maker

Hello and welcome back! I am so excited to show you guys how I created this beautiful shadow box using my Cricut Maker!

For the longest time, I have been wanting to do a shadow box project and fill it up with mini paper flowers from Cricut's Design Space and I finally got the chance to create this beautiful piece! I hope you guys give this a try and make your own shadow boxes using this tutorial. I would love to see your creations!

Materials Needed:

  • Cricut Maker with mat

  • Hot Glue Gun with hot glue sticks

  • 12x12 Shades of Purple cardstock Paper

  • 8.5x11 White cardstock Paper for Butterflies

  • 9x9 Shadow Box

  • Cricut Quilling tool

  • Cricut Vinyl & Transfer Tape

Before we get started on the project, let's go over the materials! You will need your Cricut Maker and mat to cut 11 rolled paper flowers, 6 small leaves, 9 butterflies and vinyl to cut your favorite quote or saying! In this case, I had my eldest daughter write a message for her Grandmother using the procreate app. I saved my daughter's message as a PNG so I was able to upload it to Cricut's Design Space.

Find the roller paper flowers and heart stencil in Design Space here.

Find the butterflies here (Print & Cut File).

As for the leaves you can find those in the shop section of my website, otherwise, Cricut Design Space offers a variety of leaf designs that you can use.

Let's get started! Once you have all the materials cut, you can get started on your project!

Adhere your cardstock to your Cricut Mat and insert to your Cricut Maker

I was able to fit four paper flowers in a 12x12 cardstock

Use your Cricut Quilling Tool to roll the paper flowers

Add hot glue to the rolled flower and press to the attach base

This part is OPTIONAL but I decided to spray paint the background panel of the shadow box