Celestial Shadow Box

Celestial Shadow Box

What You'll Need:

12" x 12" Unfinished Shadow Box
Wooden Moon Plaque
Assorted Wooden Star Cutouts
Tub-O Buttons
6mm Ivory Pearl Strand
8mm Ivory Pearl Strand
Acrylic Paint
  -Navy Blue
  -Metallic Gold
Blue Moon Lights (2 Strands)
Small Wooden Spools
Mod Podge®
Pallet Knife
Hot Glue
Masking Tape

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a Celestial Shadow Box

Decorate your space with a Celestial Shadow Box! Create an out of this world scene using paint, glitter and buttons and then add moon lights to make your own special galaxy shine at night.
  • 1 Paint the shadow box & stars

    Paint the inside of the shadow box blue. Paint the stars and top edge of the frame gold. Let dry. Paint a second coat if needed.

  • 2 Add glitter to moon

    Spread a layer of Mod Podge® onto the moon. Sprinkle the outer edge with blue glitter and the rest of moon with gold glitter. Let dry. Tap off the excess glitter.

  • 3 Add buttons and pearls

    Arrange and glue buttons and pearls onto the moon.

  • 4 Arrange the stars & moon

    Arrange the stars and moon inside the box. Slide a few small spools under the moon to raise it up. Carefully remove the moon and glue the spools and stars into place.

  • 5 Add the moon lights

    Use an awl to poke a hole in the back of the shadow box near one of the spools. Thread the moon lights through the hole and wrap them around the spools. Tape the baterry packs to the back of the frame.

  • 6 Glue moon

    Glue the moon onto the spools.