The next part of my 1 Week of Halloween DIY series is focusing on the indoor decorations. I’ve already got the front porch looking season-appropriate with DIY Stenciled Halloween Pumpkins (3 Ways), now I want to decorate my walls. 2 spooky DIY pictures fit the bill, using decoupage paper and cut-outs to make it quick. Use pre-made frames for an even bigger time-saver! Here’s how:
eyeball paper cut-outs (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Paper Cut-Outs eyeballs in 3 sizes) / crow paper cut-out (from Martha Stewart Decoupage Cut-Outs pack again) / 2 pieces of white cardboard / 2 wooden decorative frames (found in the woodworking section of the craft store) / black paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Paint in Beetle Black) / decoupage paper (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Paper in black spiderweb) / decoupage medium (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage in High Gloss Finish) / pen / paintbrush / glue / scissors
1. If your frames are unfinished, paint them with black paint. Allow to dry.
2. Place a frame on the back of the cardboard and trace the opening.
3. Cut out the cardboard piece about 3/8″ or so around the outside of the rectangle you drew. Trace around this onto the other piece of cardboard, and cut out.
4. Spread decoupage medium on the front of one piece of cardboard.
5. Affix the spiderweb paper on top of the cardboard.
6. Cut out from the rest of the paper.
7. Spread a coat of decoupage medium on the top of the paper, and place the paper cut-out/s on top while still wet. Allow to dry.
8. Follow up with 2 more coats of decoupage medium on top, allowing to dry in-between each coat. Repeat for the other piece of cardboard and paper cut-out/s.
9. Spread a thin line of glue around the edge of the cardboard, and glue to the frame. Allow to dry. And that’s it! Hang from the walls with removable 3M decoration tape, and give your home a creepy flair in a flash! I personally hung them above my fireplace mantel…which I’ll be decorating further with another DIY project coming tomorrow!)
Want more Halloween projects? Try yesterday’s project, DIY Stenciled Pumpkins, and Wednesday’s project: DIY Spooky Gothic Eyeball Brooch.
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