Tuesday, September 27, 2011

All-Things-Halloween Projects

I was recently asked if I would like to share some Halloween projects with my readers and of course I said "YES!". All three projects look pretty simple to make and look like they could be modified for other images as well.

Bat Mobile:

1. Find a smooth stick 16" long and spray paint it silver. Let dry completely.

2. Cut a length of wire or cord 22" long and bend or tie each end to the ends of the stick to create a hanger.

3. Cut 5 double sided bats from black, patterned, double sided cardstock 2" tall.

4. Punch a small hole in the top of the bats and secure with a black eyelet.

5. Tie varying lengths of string to the bats and hang them by tying along the stick.

6. Tie a ribbon at the top if desired.

What you will need.
Provo Craft Supplies
•   craft paper
•   E-Z Set Eyelets - black 1/8" short
•   ribbon
Other Supplies
•   black metal wire
•   thread
•   stick

 Scary Halloween Layout:

 1.  Layer 11-3/4” x 11-3/4” striped patterned paper onto 12” x 12” black cardstock. Layer 4”x 10-3/4” green patterned paper onto 4-1/4” x 11” black cardstock. Layer 6” x 10” purple spider paper onto 6-1/4” x 10-1/4” black cardstock. Cut striped paper into 1-1/2” x 12”

2. Layer papers together as shown.

3. Cut spider web paper into a 4” x 6” and 4” x 3” rectangles. Layer these onto black cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 6-1/4” and 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” to create photo mats.

4. Layer “Scary” word art with black on bottom, orange in middle and green on top. Layer bat with orange behind the black. Layer crow the same way. Adhere rhinestones to bat, crow and spider.

5. Adhere large spider web to layout as shown. Adhere small spider web to 3-1/4” x 2-1/2” orange glitter paper, keeping web flush with bottom of paper. Punch out a white oval and a scalloped oval with the web paper. Layer together. Adhere to small web. Add this onto bottom of larger photo mat as shown. Add rhinestones.

6. Adhere crow, bat using pop dots to layout. Adhere large photo mat to layout as shown. Adhere smaller photo mat.

7. Adhere “spooky” and spider to web. Adhere rhinestones to web and layout.

What you will need.
Provo Craft Supplies
•   Cricut V1/Create/Expression/E2 Machine
•   Cricut Teresa Collins Chic N Scary Cartridge
•   Cartridge Cuts: Cricut Teresa Collins Chic N Scary Cartridge: Scary - 2” (cut 3x) Web - 6” and 3-1/2” Crow with Crown - 2-1/2” (cut 2x) Bat - 2” (cut 2x) Spider - 2”
Other Supplies
•   Cardstock - black, white Glittered Cardstock - orange, green Patterned Paper - diagonal stripe, stripe, purple spider, spider web, green
•   Rhinestones Scallop oval punch Oval punch
•   Adhesive - wet and dry Pop Dots
•   Paper Trimmer

Scallywag T-shirt:

1. Wash and dry t-shirt and white cotton fabric. Iron items and allow time to cool.

2. Iron backing onto white cotton fabric as packaging directs.

3. Using the Cricut E2 machine and the Cricut Teresa Collins cartridge cut out the skull using the white fabric at 9 1/2".

4. Iron onto shirt.

What you will need.
Provo Craft Supplies
•   Cricut E2 machine
•   Cricut Teresa Collins Chic and Scary
Other Supplies
•   Black t-shirt
•   White cotton fabric
•    iron on backing


  1. They are all great Halloween projects! I really like the Layout! Very cool! :o)


  2. I loooove the bat mobile! I might have to make.

  3. Great Halloween projects! The layout is my fav! Thank you for sharing!

  4. These are Awesome, love all of them!
    Puppy Hugs,

  5. All 3 projects are great! Thanks for sharing. You got out of the recliner....so I guess you are feeling better.

  6. Loving all your Halloween projects!!! TFS

  7. Thanks for the tee shirt idea.
    I need to make shirts for my 3 youngest Grand babies because they are having a baby sister in Oct.

    I need to make a I am the Big Sister. I am the little Big Sister and I am the Big Brother.

    I didn't think about using material. I was thinking about the iron on vinyl.


  8. Love This! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com