Halloween Spiral – I Can’t Stop Making Them

This Halloween Spiral decoration is cute and fun.  And it is easy to make.   Now  I can’t stop making them.  And I found so many ways to arrange them.

You can make this Halloween Spiral bigger if you want, just change the size in Design Space but I designed it to make four per sheet.   Make a whole bunch  of them and decorate for your Halloween Party  or classroom.

Martha Stewart inspired this decoration.  I have her “tool” to cut them by hand but, as you know, I can’t cut a straight line if my life depended on it.  That’s why I own a Cricut.

What you will need

        • Cardstock 
        • glue gun
Flower from Halloween Spiral
Paper Selection

The cut file is very simple and can be cut from anything.  I have designed it so that four of the spirals can be cut from on piece of 12 X 12 cardstock.  So you are in total control of your final project.  Use your imagination.

If you use one sided paper, like the orange ones, then the white side adds more color.  But solids work too.  I really like the glitter paper and want to try vellum next.

Assembly
Once they are cut, be careful taking them from the mat.  Depending on your paper they can tear easily.

 

Halloween Spiral Placement 2

Starting with the center cuts, join the points together in the center with a glue gun.  I tried liquid glue and it just isn’t strong enough or dry fast enough.  Then work your way out, alternating front and back until the spiral is done.  I didn’t glue them together until I made the last one below.  That way I had the ability to try different arrangements.  I have tried lots and I am trying more.  I will add them when I do.

They can be hung individually or combined in many ways, as you can see, to make a decoration

Alternating colors all glued together
Alternating colors all glued together

Halloween Pennant Banner

This Halloween Pennant Banner is cute and fun.  And it is easy to make.

You can make ths Halloween Pennant Banner bigger if you want, just change the size in Design Space.  Make one or all of them and decorate for your Halloween Party or for your house or classroom.

What you will need

        • Cardstock for the pennants (orange)
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • glue
Paper Selection

The pennants should really be orange or a patterned paper.  Black cardstock is just too dark but some of the pennants (like the mice or the potions) could be black.  I used a glow in the dark paper that I can’t remember where I bought.  Use your imagination.

Cutting

The cricut writes the Happy Halloween and I used the Hard Candy font so it filled in.  If you want more info on fill in fonts with cricut see the post here.

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

Play Video
Assembly

Separate all the embellishment pieces for each pennant so that you can keep them straight.  First glue the pieces together.  Next assemble the pennants.  Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.

The holes in the corner of the pennants work great for attaching them together.  You can use grommets or brads or just hang them on a ribbon or string.  They also look good as individual pieces.

Halloween Pennant Banner

Halloween Coloring with Paper

It is Halloween Coloring With Paper time!  Here are three projects to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages.

As you can see I did these three projects at the same time with the same color theme.

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the three Halloween Coloring with Paper design SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

Cutting them out

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the projects a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the Halloween projects in whatever colors you want.  They obviously look goood with solid or patterned paper.   Just fill them in however you want.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Start placing the various pieces on the project of your choice with the tweezers. 

DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS

When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can. On the pumpkin, the bats are particularly tricky.  I ended up cutting them wide and pulling back the contact paper and cutting it off just under the bats.

Use these Halloween coloring with Paper projects as you like.