Hello! I love this time of year. I love to make fall themed, or Halloween projects! Today I am sharing just that…a Halloween decoration. I have used the Graphic 45 Matchbook box 8×8.
They also come in 12×12 and 3×5. They take ink, stain, or paint so well. I first gave mine 2 coats of black acrylic paint. Mostly painting the edges, knowing I will be covering them with paper. I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my paper, first inking everything with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Black Soot. I used prints that I had in my stash. I adhered the papers down with Mod Podge, in Matte finish.
Most all my cuts were using the Cameo (design #’s will be below). I cut the witches legs out in black, then added the top piece in orange. I made the witch a skirt, using Crate paper (party streamer). I love using Crate paper in projects. It was very simple. I used a piece of scrap paper in black, added double sided tape, and pleated the paper across, making 3 rows, and fluffing them up. I then used black feathers, and added them in between the layers. I love how it turned out, and was so easy. I made a broom, which is suppose to be a broom covering a sucker. Instead, I used an orange-wood stick as the handle. You could also use a skewer, or even a popsicle stick.
I cut the witches hat from black cardstock as well, and patterned paper & adhered it to the top of my box, with several flowers.
I used a couple of handmade flowers, and the rest were Wild Orchid Craft Violet roses.
I added a spider, using two layers to give it more stability. Added a spider web in the back. The pearls on her shoes were white, by Recollections. I used a permanent marker, to color them black. I also used a “Haunted house” ticket stub and added that within the flowers. I adhered a Tim Holtz Plaquette in the number 31…as it was fitting for this project.
I added a keyhole that I had in my stash, and a creepy looking owl. The owl was Gold. I used the same black acrylic paint to add a coat of black, followed up with silver paint. Added 2 yellow rhinestone eyes, and it was complete. This was fun to make. I think it will look great sitting on a shelf, or my coffee table. I hope you give the Graphic 45 Staples line a chance…they offer lots of different items to alter.
Here’s a video showing the process of how I put this box together:
Silhouette Cameo: SKU:SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Graphic 45 8×8 Matchbook box: SKU:4500543
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot: SKU:TIM19541
Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool: SKU:IBT40965
Silhouette America Design cuts used:
3d Broom sucker cover: 50745
Witch boots: 12941
4pc Spider Halloween set: 32458
3d Witch Hat box: 33780
Witches Brew Halloween label: 49835
Spider Web: 48736
Products from my stash:
Mod Podge, handmade flowers, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, key hole, crate paper, feathers, owl charm, patterned paper.
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