Welcome to day 14 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series!  Today’s project is super easy.  You just need a few supplies and about 15-20 minutes to complete the entire project!   

Shadow boxes are great for vinyl.  They allow you to create a 3-dimensional design by adding vinyl to the glass and then placing other items (like ornaments, bells, etc) behind the glass.  For this project, I chose to add snow and lights.  Isn’t it pretty?

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Open the design in your vinyl cutting software.  To make it easier to apply the vinyl straight on the glass, we’re going to add positioning guides.

Draw a square the size of your glass and center the design inside of the square.  Then, add two small squares and position one on the bottom left of the the larger square and the other on the bottom right, as shown below.  Then, cut out your vinyl.

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After the vinyl is cut, weed away the excess and apply the transfer tape.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Fold up a small section of transfer tape along the bottom of the vinyl decal, just enough to expose the positioning squares.  Line the squares up the with glass.  The bottom of the squares should be even with the bottom edge of the glass and the edges of the squares should be even with the edges of the glass.

Once you’ve got the squares in position, slowly pull off a little more of the backing. As you pull off the backing, use an application tool or scraper to push the vinyl down.

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You want to press from the bottom of the design and go up.  By doing it in small sections and pressing from the bottom up, you shouldn’t have any bubbles.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Remove a little more backing and repeat.

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Continue this process until you’ve applied all of the vinyl.Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Rub over the entire decal to be sure it has adhered to the glass, then remove the transfer tape.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Place the glass on a piece of a snow blanket and trim to size.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVGGlue the corner of the snow to the corner of the glass with a small amount of hot glue.  Repeat on the other three sides.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Place the glass back into the frame.

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Place the insert frame back into the frame.  The edges of the insert frame should push down on the snow and help keep it in place.

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Stretch the lights back and forth across the top of the frame  They don’t have to stay exactly where you place them, you just don’t want them all bunched together. I also tried to keep the lights above the manger.

The lights I purchased have a timer, which is so cool!  To make it work, you turn it on when you want it to start (say 5:00 in the evening).  Once you turn it on, the timer is set.  It will stay on for 6 hours and then shut off for 18.  So every night, it will turn on at 5:00 and turn off at 11:00.  I never have to remember to do it. Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

If your lights have a timer, you can place the battery box inside the frame and then put on the back.  If your lights don’t have a timer, you need to keep the battery box outside, so you can get to it easily.Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

It’s so pretty in the light.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

But, it looks even better when it’s dark.

Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG



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Make this Lighted Christmas shadow box sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few supplies and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this Lighted Christmas Shadow Box for your home home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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