Halloween Vinyl Projects and an Old School Trick or Treat
- Gold Vinyl
- Silhouette Machine
- Cut Files (Pumpkins, Halloween "tags" and Halloween Banners)
- Various Candles
- Canvas Bunting and Sharpie Marker (or black paint)
- Beat Up Metal Tray (Check your local thrift store!)
- Orange Twinkle Lights
PROJECT #1 -- Gold Vinyl CandlesThe first project I wanted to create was a simple update to basic creamy white candles. They already have a "harvest/fall" color to them, so the addition of gold vinyl decals made them perfectly Halloweeny! I used THIS Silhouette cut file (99 cents) for the three designs as well as THESE darling pumpkins (also 99 cents). You will see them pop up over and over again in this vignette!
PROJECT #2 - Gold and Black Halloween BannerThe second project is a play off a previous project you have seen here at Crafts Unleashed (Remember this canvas banner??) I simply colored in one side of the banner with a giant sharpie marker and added a few more of my gold vinyl "stickers". (Get the banner cut files HERE).
PROJECT #3 - Jack-O-Lantern Metal TrayHands down, the easiest project of the bunch was this little "Jack-O-Lantern" Tray. I simply got a beat up old metal tray for pennies at the thrift store, gave it a coat of creamy white spray paint and added a gold vinyl "face". Don't own a silhouette machine? No problem!! You could ABSOLUTELY cut out fun Jack-O-Lantern faces out of vinyl with basic scissors. Wouldn't a whole display of trays with unique faces be fun??
I got a little carried away when searching for fun Halloween cut files and stumbled upon an old Halloween poem (the precursor to the more pedestrian "trick-or-treat"). I took a portion of the poem, cut it on my Silhouette Cameo and hand placed the letters on my office chalkboard. Why didn't I use transfer paper?? I wanted the look to be a little "off", almost like a ransom letter cut from newspaper letters. You see -- it is a bit of a "threat":