Classic Horror Movie DIY Light Boxes for Halloween

Do you like horror movies? Dennis always liked scary movies, but it took Andrew a long time to not be scared out of the room…but now we’re both obsessed!

This year we are making another Halloween tree and we couldn’t be more excited because our theme is abandoned horror movie theatre! Don’t worry, it’s not scary!

 Dollar store DIY classic horror movie light boxes for Halloween.

For our first craft of the season we’re staying true to our aesthetic of whimsical with these classic horror movie light boxes! They are going to be ornaments, but they would be spooktacular in a garland or can even stand on their own.

 Dollar store DIY classic horror movie light boxes for Halloween.
  1. Make a 4’’x6’’ frame by cutting out 1’’ thick strips of foam board with a craft knife. Glue the pieces together with a glue gun.

  2. Cut out strips of patterned paper to wrap the outside of the box. Glue down with a glue stick. (Pro-tip: We made over 9 of these and did not have enough of the paper we wanted, so we scanned it and printed out as much as we needed. It looks just as good!)

  3. Cut out a piece 4’’x6’’ of white card stock for the back and cut an X in the center of the paper for your light to go in. Use hot glue to attach to the box.

  4. Search online for high resolution classic movie posters, resize them to the size of the box and print. (We also printed some “Now Showing” strips to glue above the posters. Cause we’re fancy like that.)

  5. Cut out a 4’’x6’’ piece of vellum or Shrinky Dink paper. With a glue stick glue the poster and the now showing image side down onto the vellum paper.

  6. Lay the poster on the front of the light box and attach by creating a boarder with washi tape.

  7. Poke a Christmas light bulb or small LED through the X and turn off the lights and enjoy that Halloween glow!

 Dollar store DIY classic horror movie light boxes for Halloween.

Check out our Weird Science Halloween tree from last year, it will “shock” you!

 Dollar store DIY classic horror movie light boxes for Halloween.

Do you have a favorite scary movie? We are always looking for recommendations!

 Dollar store DIY classic horror movie light boxes for Halloween.

The Halloween season is officially here! Enjoy it…because it’s scary how quick it will go!