Halloween crafts have begun! That’s right! Spooky times are here! Can you tell how much I like Halloween?! Growing up I liked nothing more than being scared and amazed by all the decor that seemed to pop-up overnight in our neighbourhood. How everything changed by nightfall into a different landscape with pumpkins jeering at us from their perch, ghouls around every corner and the sound of kids shrieking from a good scare. It was, and still is, the perfect excuse to immerse myself in the spirit of tradition. Sure, Slutty Halloween is a thing and kids are super cute dressed-up as Winnie the Pooh, but let’s be honest – we’re all in it for a good scare and to be amazed. My first contribution to that this year is my DIY Witch Silhouette Decor. These may be a bit more “me” than “spooky” but they’re plenty fun, and you can easily put all kinds of creepy silhouettes in the frames. I’ll be adding mine to our entryway decor this year (to be unveiled in the next few weeks) but you could easily sprinkle them throughout the house to turn up the dial on spooky. P.S. Last year I created a spooky adult Halloween Playlist, so if you’re in the mood // here // P.P.S.I hinted at these in this week’s newsletter. So if you’re not already signed-up…
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- Oval frames / art – I found mine at Value Village
- 3 x Glossy Permanent Vinyl Sheets in Jet Black by Expressions Vinyl
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine– totally worth purchasing FIY
- Witch Silhouettes ( #M1722627 & #M17B3ED)
- Cricut Design Space™
- Cricut® Tools Basic Set
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Titanium White
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Lamp Black
- Loew Cornell 842 25-Piece Foam Brush Set, 1-Inch
- Ribbon scraps
- eZthings® Professional 8″ Heavy Duty Gold Scissors for Leather arts and crafts
Step 1: Paint your frames white. I used a simple sponge brush and applied 2 coats. If it’s a good paint it will dry quickly. Step 2: Using a finer paint brush, I applied a black border around the inside of the frame along the edges. You could add another border in gold or brown, or make it bigger. Whatever you want! For this step you can be as precise as you want to be. As you can see, my lines aren’t the straightest, but since these silhouettes are supposed to look “found” I didn’t want them to be too perfect. Step 3: Cut-out your with silhouettes using your Cricut Explore Air. p.s they just came out with new colours! Don’t forget to scale it to the right size! My oval portraits were quite large, so I needed to cut 5″x 9″ but could have cut bigger. You’ll need a Circut Design Space account and a credit card to purchase the two witch silhouettes. Step 4: Don’t forget to peel away the negative space vinyl. Using transfer tape or a tool of your choice, remove the witch silhouettes from their backing and place them on the dry frames. and VOILA! OPTIONAL: If you don’t have a Cricut, you can always sketch your own witches and paint them in, or find a stencil to create your own DIY Witch Silhouette Decor. Step 5: Using ribbon scraps you can apply little foulards, bows etc. You get the point! I added the little pops of colours because it wouldn’t be “me” without them. I also have a ribbon collection that would impress Marie Antoinette. Step 6: Hang them in your house and among your decor. Go on! Lead the kids to believe your blood line narrowly escaped from Salem 😉 Meet the sisters – Margaret, Goodie, and Brumhilda. These ladies will put a spell on you.
How do they do it? Maybe a little magic.
What silhouettes would you put for your DIY Witch Silhouette Decor? I’ve also seen silhouettes with bat wings, Frankenstein, as well as a host of other spooky characters.