Halloween Masks to Make

These Halloween Masks are beautiful!  Cordelia modeled them and those pictures are at the end. Or you can hang them on the wall as decorations.  They are that nice.

The colors can be changed to go with any costume or theme.  Wear them for Mardi Gras too.  I didn’t attach a stick or cord but I will tell you how to do that too.

What you will need

        • Cardstock for the base masks (black)
        • various scraps of glitter cardstock
        • Sharpie and a gel pen
        • glue
Paper Selection

I love the versatility of these masks and using glitter paper gives them lots of bling.  You can change the colors to whatever you want.  Match your costume or theme.  I made all the base masks black but you could change that.  I think metallic paper would look great too.

If you are going to attach a stick use at least 100 lb paper for the base.  If you are going to attach a string to hold the mask on, it needs to be a little more flexible, so 65 lb or lighter is needed.

To write on glitter paper or metallic paper you need to use a thicker sharpie.  The design on the green mask was done with a metallic gel pen.  Match the color to the plume color.

Cutting

These masks are easy to cut.  Be careful pulling the pink flowers off the mat.  They tear easily.

You can combine mats if you want.  To see how watch my video.

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Assembly

Separate all the embellishment pieces for each mask so that you can keep them straight.  First glue the plumes together.  Next assemble the masks.  The flower embellishments fit tightly on the mask but if they hang over a little it is OK.  Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.

If you want to attach a stick., use a glue gun so that it stays on.  

To attach a string or ribbon to wear it punch a small hole on each side and run the string through them. To use an elastic cord you need one piece and knot the ends. (This would take a very small hole)

To use a ribbon cut it in two pieces and make it long enough to tie in the back.  The ribbon can be threaded through holes and knotted but I would just glue it to the back of the mask with a glue gun.  No holes are necessary if you glue it.

Here is Cordelia modeling the masks.  They are made for adults.  To make them for children, size the base mask on the face, and then shrink the whole design to fit.

Halloween Treat Toppers

Cricut put up a tutorial for their treat toppers so I decided to put up mine.  Mine are a little more colorful. 

I haven’t bought the candy for this year yet.  I know better than to buy it before trick or treat day.  There won’t be any left if I do!  This is some of Cordelia’s candy I found in her room.  Thanks Honey and Clean Your Room!

These Treat Toppers have Halloween that only the young can appreciate (so I know all of you will).  Make your treats special this year.

What you will need

        • Various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • glue
Paper Selection

I made all of these with paper from my scrap bin.  The cards take the largest pieces and they are just 3 X 5.  Therefore any colors will due even pattern if that’s what you want to do.  Have fun with it.

I used gel pens to do these, but as long as they show up on your paper any pen will do.  BTW, did you know that you can use any pen in your cricut?  I tell you the trick here

Cutting

I combined all the little pieces on one mat.  To see how to do that watch my video.

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Assembly

These are really easy to assemble.  Just glue the embellishments to the cards like the examples above.  The design is really flexible so do your own thing.

All Four Treat Toppers
All Four Treat Toppers

Fancy Star Christmas Decoration

This Fancy Star decoration is another of my old projects I could never get to work.  I have remade it and now it works!

You can use this decoration to top your christmas tree or just hand it as a decoration .  Each section in the download makes one of the points and it is a wonderful 3D decoration.

What you will need

        • Cardstock (white)
        • various scraps of cardstock (shades of red)
        • glue
Paper Selection

Your imagination is the only limit for this star.  The base should be a solid color but the overlays can be anything you want.  I did mine in two shades of red but any colors or patterns would look great.  Try embossing the overlay paper for some extra bling.

I am even considering making each point a different set of colors.

Cutting

Each color of the overlays fit on a single sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper but you may need to move them around a bit to fit them all.  Sometimes my cricut puts them on two sheets but you can put them on one.  As I said earlier each set in the download makes one point on the star.

 

Assembly

First you need to re-crease all the folds.  Then lay each point in a separate pile.  

Next you need to attach the colored pieces to the base before making the points.  When I made this I glued the wrong side of one of the red pieces.  They are NOT symmetrical and I had to cut a new piece, so be careful.

The next step is to assemble each point.  Step one is how the point should look folded.  Step 2, Take the long tap and glue it to the inside of the point.  And step three is the finished point.

Next take the little tab that you can see in the picture of step 2 and glue the 5 points together.  It takes a little patience to get the fifth point on and it may be a little easier with a glue gun.

Step 3
Finished point
Step 2
Step 2
Step 3
Finished point

And your Fancy Star is done.  If you want to put it on top of your tree cut a little bit of the tip off of one point and slide it over the top branch.  If you just want to hang it , with a needle thread a small piece of string through the tip of one point and it is done!