If you have extra cardstock laying around, this Spooky Halloween Frame would be the perfect afternoon DIY to do with your kids!
This post was updated on 9/17/2017
Have you ever started a project and then halfway through realized that it’s going in a completely different direction than what you had originally wanted?
That’s exactly what happened with this banner.
Originally I just wanted to make the banner and was really excited with how it turned out. But as I was putting it together I started to realize that I needed something inside the frame so that it wouldn’t look so minimalist. After a quick search in the Silhouette store I found a Halloween file that would go perfectly with the banner!
I’ve never liked the scary aspect of Halloween. I’m all about the cute stuff and could do without the creepy clowns and icky spiders on every aisle at the store this time of year. Because of that, I don’t typically decorate for Halloween. But I just couldn’t resist making this spooky Halloween frame. Even with the spider (ew) I still am a fan of how cutesy it is!
How to Make Your Own Spooky Halloween Frame:
- Silhouette Cameo
- Cardstock (various colors)
- Twine or Ribbon
- Small Hole Punch (mine is 1/4)
- Empty Picture Frame
- Haunted Mansion Silhouette File (bought from the Silhouette store)
To be honest I’ve only made a banner once, so I decided I needed to change that! And what better way to kick off a round of banner making than with cute ghosts and tiny little bats?
First you need to download the file (y’all know how much I love a good file!).
I own the Silhouette Designer Edition for the design studio so I’m able to cut multi-layered designs layer by layer. It’s one of the main reasons I love and highly recommend investing in the designer edition, and it’s under $30!
Cut all the pieces of your banner and then lay them out in front of you.
Then start to layer the pieces one by one and glue them together. Once they are all pieced together start to hole punch each piece of the banner, once on the left and once on the right.
After you have all the holes (12 in total), loop the twine through them and space them out the way you’d like.
PRO TIP: I tend to put a small piece of tape on the back of the cardstock that will hold the pieces of the banner in place once I hang it up.
I used extra glue dots to attach the banner to the front of the frame, then cut out the Haunted Mansion, different color boxes for the windows, and the moon.
I then placed the mansion and moon in the frame along with a piece of patterned cardstock for the background to finish everything off. I have to admit that this is not what I was going for when I set out to do this project, but I absolutely love the finished result!
I may not have a ton of Halloween decorations around the house but I’m pretty excited to display this spooky Halloween frame. It’s simple and cute with minimal scare involved. It’s definitely my type of Halloween decoration!
What’s your favorite Halloween decoration you put up each year?
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