I’m getting more and more into the Halloween spirit this week. It’s feeling more like Fall here (except for the super wind) and that always starts getting me in the mood for all the holidays coming up. And baking….but that’s another post.
I wanted to show this easy craft today since it’s something you can do fairly quickly and you don’t even need a die cutting machine for it, Yay!
To start, you will need:
~ Black vinyl (or pink, or white, whatever you decide)
~ A frame….this one is 11×14
~ Transfer taper or you can use clear contact paper
I already had this frame ready, so I don’t have pics to show. But, all you need to do is take the back out of a frame and hot-glue the glass into the corners of the frame. (I did it with this craft too, and there’s a pic you can see.) That way, when you display it, it looks pretty cool since you can see the wall behind it. You can also attach an alligator clip and hang it up if you don’t have a mantel or free shelf space.
Go ahead and print out the skull….if you need it to be smaller, you can just re-size it on your printer to whatever works for you.
Then cut out all the pieces. I like doing these kinds of things while chiilin’ out with the Hubster and watching t.v.
Now trace the pieces onto the back of the piece of vinyl. Have them facing you as you trace since this will actually be the front of the skull. Then cut out the vinyl parts.
Now take you transfer tape and stick it to the vinyl side of the pieces (the back, where the paper is, will be the adhesive side)
Then, remove the paper and stick the skull to the inside of the glass. You do it this way so it looks like part of the frame and will be glossy. You can use a stiff credit card to smooth out the bubbles or even push them out with your fingers (just don’t smudge the glass too much)
Ta-da! Your very own spooky skull in a frame! Now the skull is hanging out with the bats up on the almost-finished mantel. I like this one because you don’t need a machine to cut the shape and it’s so simple. Hope you are feeling Fall in the air too!
As you probably already know, there was a lot of massive flooding here in Colorado recently and especially near where we live. We were lucky to not have our home flooded, but there are a lot of families who have been displaced or had severely flood-damaged homes. Please keep all the victims of the floods in your thoughts and if you would like to donate, I know the Red Cross is taking donations online here or via phone: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Thanks!