Monday, October 22, 2012

A Halloween Display for Glitz...*free svg file*

I am SO excited to share this post with you today!

When you think of Glitz Designs products, you probably don't think about Halloween. I wanted to try and challenge myself to find a way to use the beautiful papers for a spooky display.

I wanted the focal point of my display to be a creepy tree, so I found a large branch outside that had a nice curve to it, removed all the leaves, and spray painted it black.  I cut a whole bunch of skulls from the French Kiss "Fleur" paper using my Cricut (I found a free svg file online).  The paper is cream colored with little Fleur De Lis on the front and some newsprint pattern on the back.  I put the branch in a vase and filled it with some stones and hung the skulls from the branch.

I love the look of subway art pieces and decided to give one a go myself!  I used my SCAL2 software with my Cricut machine.  I just choose some Halloween words and phrases, picked the different fonts I wanted, cut it out, and back each word with a different paper.

This piece is 8.5 x 11".  I saved the file as an SVG, so those of you who can cut SVGs (Silhouette users need the designer edition of the SS software) can use it!   A note:  be sure to save the inside pieces of your letters when you peel your words from your mat, especially the pieces in the "l's" of "Halloween".


Next, I wanted to make a little coffin to go with my skull display.  I am sure there are some free cutting files out there, but I did it the old fashioned way!  I found a FREE TEMPLATE for printing and tracing a 3-D coffin, and just cut it by hand and glued it.  Honestly, it probably took the same amount of time as setting up my die cutting machine and mat!  I also printed a small cross, glued it on, and added some crackle accents.

To finish out my display, I used a black creepy cloth on the surface, some store bought skulls and fake rat (I think?) and I spray painted some pumpkins black.

Well I hope I inspired you to try and use some of your pretty things for a spooky display!  Have a Happy Halloween!

Glitz Designs Papers "French Kiss", "Laced with Grace", "Love Games", "Olivia", "Vintage Blue"


Cathy said...

super spooky fun! Love it!

Unknown said...

This is super scary, wicked cute!

Diana Fisher said...

So spooky — love it!!

Sara Zenger said...

Love your decore!!! Spooooky!