Glitzy Halloween Mantle with Audrey Yeager
Hi! Audrey here, and 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”