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

Halloween Cat Luminary

This Halloween Cat Luminary looks amazing!  It can be used as a luminary or a gift box.   

With the light inside of it this looks AWESOME!  The pictures don’t even capture how good it looks!  It takes a lot of patience to put this together but when it is done, WOW.  

What you will need

        • Orange and Black cardstock
        • Vellum
        • liquid glue or glue gun
        • a small battery operated light
        • lots and lots of patience
Paper Selection

I stuck to the standard Halloween colors.  Patterned paper looks nice but when it is dark and you light it up you can’t really see the pattern.  The vellum needs to be light.  I tried black vellum on another luminary and it didn’t glow well.

Cutting
This is fairly straight forward to cut out.  I made this from glitter cardstock, which can be difficult but the “glitter cardstock more” setting cut it on both the maker and the Air.
Assembly

This is where it gets tricky.  The first thing to do is re-crease the score lines.  Then you want to attach the vellum to the back of the cut out hexagon sections.  Make sure the vellum is inside the folds.  I glued the vellum with glue on the cardstock so that the glue isn’t visible.

First we will fold the lid.  Start with the three pieces with the tabs closest to the center.  Fold the tabs in and then fold the piece up perpendicular to the lid.  

Step 1 of folding the lid
Step 1 of folding the lid
Step 2 of folding the lid
Step 2 of folding the lid
Finished lid
Finished Lid

Then put glue on the insides of the other three pieces.  Fold them at both folds so that they catch the tabs on the first three pieces and then fold them all the way over.  Glue the insides of the first three pieces and fold over completely.

Base Assembly
Next we will assemble the base.  Fold all the sides up from the bottom hexagram and glue the sides together at the tabs
Step 1 of Base Assembly
Step 1 of Base Assembly
Step 2 of Base Assembly
Step 2 of Base Assembly
Finished Base
Finished Base

Then put glue on the tabs with the flaps on them and fold them over.  Don’t worry that they cover part of the vellum at the top.  The lid covers that part.  Next glue and fold over the remaining tabs.

Finally glue the cats onto the sides and top of the box (I already have mine glued on in the pictures above).

And your Halloween Cat Luminary box is done!  Here is what it looks like all lit up

Cat Luminary all lit up
Cat Luminary all lit up
Another View of Cat Luminary all lit up
Another view lit up