Into The Shadows: Free Shadow Box Silhouette Ideas

Creating a Lighted Shadow Box with Silhouette

If you’re looking for a fun DIY project for your home, consider creating a lighted shadow box using your Silhouette cutting machine. This project is perfect for those new to crafting, and can even be a great way to upcycle old materials you have around the house.

Materials Needed

  • Silhouette cutting machine
  • 3D layered SVG file
  • Cardstock or other sturdy material
  • Vellum paper
  • LED lights
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Shadow box frame

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Choose Your Design

The first step in creating your lighted shadow box is to choose a 3D layered SVG file. This can be found online, or you can create your own using your Silhouette cutting machine. Once you have your file, load it into your Silhouette software and adjust the size as needed.

2. Cut Your Materials

Using your Silhouette cutting machine, cut your design onto cardstock or another sturdy material. You will also need to cut vellum paper to the same size as your design.

Once you have cut your materials, begin assembling your design by layering the pieces on top of each other. Use glue or double-sided tape to secure each layer in place.

3. Add LED Lights

To give your shadow box a lighted effect, add LED lights behind your design. Poke small holes in the back of your shadow box frame and thread the lights through. Secure the battery pack to the back of the frame using tape or glue.

Free SVG Cut Files for

  • No prior crafting experience needed
  • Familiarity with Silhouette cutting machine helpful
  • Access to 3D layered SVG files
  • Materials such as cardstock, vellum paper, and LED lights

This project is perfect for those new to crafting and looking for a fun and easy DIY project. No prior experience is needed, and with the help of your Silhouette cutting machine, you can create a beautiful lighted shadow box to display in your home.