There’s nothing like breaking tradition and doing the unexpected when it comes to seasonal decorations. I’m over all the earth tones and oranges that usually take over during the Fall. I started last year with my Easy Neutral Fall Wreath for my front porch and have continued it with my Autumn Wood Banner this year. In fact, my entire dining room has been transformed for Fall, but instead those traditional colors, I’m using pink, gold, cream, and white. It makes me smile every time I walk in my door. This Welcome Fall Cricut Shadow Box is the perfect addition to that decor and it just makes me happy every time I look at it. You can easily make one of your own in colors that fit your decor, though.
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Welcome Fall Cricut Shadow Box
- 8″x8″ Shadow Box Frame
- Pink Cardstock (3 Shades)
- Gold Glitter Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Gold Cardstock
- Foil Acetate Sheet, Gold Dots
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Access
- Light Grip Cricut Mat
- Weeder Tool
- Spatula Tool
Welcome Fall Cricut Shadow Box Steps
1: Open a new project in Cricut Design Space and insert images for “Welcome Fall” and various leaves. I chose to buy the word image, but you could make one with your own fonts. I tried that but didn’t like it as much as this design.
2: Select the “Welcome Fall” image and ungroup it then resize it to about 7 inches wide. I deleted those little spring things but you can keep them if you like them of course. Resize the leaves to about 4″ wide and duplicate them so you have four of each type.
3: Insert a square shape and resize to just under 8 inches. Duplicate it to make two. Make sure to change the colors of each image type so it corresponds with the paper or vinyl you’ll be using. That will trigger Design Space to guide you through changing out the material according to the cut.
4: Cut the words out on the glitter vinyl, the leaves out on pink and gold cardstock, then the squares on pink cardstock and foil acetate. Weed the vinyl wording. Slightly bend the leaves down the middle.
5: Make sure the glass in the shadow box frame is clean and dry, then use the transfer tape to apply the gold glitter wording.
6: Put the frame face down and remove the back. Place all of the leaves face down into the frame.
7: Take the pink square and stick it to the inside of the frame backing. Then put a bit of adhesive in each corner of the foil acetate and place it on top of the pink. place the frame backing back into the frame.
8: Gently turn the frame right side up and let the leaves fall where they may.
That’s it! This Welcome Autumn Cricut Shadow Box is relatively easy to make and is so customizable, each one can look completely different. You could use little pumpkins made for vase fillers or even actual leaves, painted or not. Of course, all of that glitter is optional, too. Well for some people… And I’m such a huge fan of how shadow boxes give so many levels or depths for creating decor. They’re just a lot of fun to look at! So how would you make your Fall shadow box?
If you’d love to see even more amazing DIY Fall decor project inspiration, be sure to see All Free Holiday Crafts for a wide selection of Fall Ideas!
Would you like to see some more gorgeous home decor Cricut projects? I’ve teamed up with 14 other crafty bloggers for our monthly Craft & Create Cricut Challenge to show you how you can make your own lovely goodies with your Cricut!
Buffalo Check Wooden Pumpkin from Weekend Craft • Inspirational Candles from Happy Go Lucky • Rustic Wooden Sign from Refresh Restyle • Paper Pumpkins from Create & Babble • Charting Embroidery with the Cricut from The Kim Six Fix • Rainbow Bookends from SeeLINDSAY • Dollar Tree Sign Upcycled For Fall from Daily DIY Life • Coco Inspired Pillows from Upright and Caffeinated • Pumpkin Spice Latte Towel with the Cricut EasyPress from Cookies, Coffee and Crafts • Fall Inspired Sign from Every’s Creations • Quick and Easy Home Decor with Your Cricut: One Cricut SVG File 12 Ways! from Happily Ever After, Etc • DIY Clipboard Wall Art from Real Girls Realm • Welcome Fall Cricut Shadow Box from the Inspiration Vault • Fall Wreath from Our Crafty Mom
Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I’m at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It’s so much fun!