Monday, October 21, 2013

FCCB Challenge # 183--Halloween Home Decor

So this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a Halloween or Fall home decor item!  Well, I almost dropped out--because there are SO MANY possibilities!  Just kidding--I didn't really consider dropping out.  But it WAS  hard to choose a project!  Part of the problem is that I am coaching my son's high school robotics team, in addition to all the other stuff I have to do, plus work and take care of my family.  I have got to learn how to say "No"!  So I wanted something quick and easy.  One of the neat things about Cricut is that you can make it as simple or elaborate as you want.  So this time, I went with SIMPLE!

I have always wanted to mess with those fake pumpkins that they sell at Michael's but just never got around to it.  This one was on sale for 1/2 price--sometimes it pays to wait until the last minute, right?  I used black vinyl and my Happy Hauntings cartridge.  It has 2 cool fonts on it:  Spooky and Vampire.  I love that drippy Vampire font!  I sized my letters at 2" and cut them out of my black vinyl.  I was a little worried about how the vinyl would adhere to the uneven surface--I needn't have!  It went on like a dream!  I just used my bone folder to burnish the letters very well, especially into the grooves.

I am pleased with how this turned out, and I made it in about 20 minutes, if that.  

Please play along with us this week at FCCB!  Just make a fall or Halloween home decor item using at least one Cricut cut and upload it to the blog!  

Happy creating!


Chris said...

this is super cute!! this will look awesome in your house for the halloween holiday!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Halloween pumpkin. My hubby carves the styrofoam pumpkins I also buy at Michaels. You can see some of them on my blog right sidebar. He finished the pumpkin for this yr but I'm keeping it a secret till Oct 31. Ck back then to see it. I may have to give the vinyl & pumpkin thing a try. I have the black vinyl and a small and a tall pumpkin as well that I bought after Halloween sale yet to be used.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Michelle N. said...

I think this is great-plus it's good for YEARS!

Missy said...

Great pumpkin Amy, the font you chose is perfect!!

Angela said...

This looks awesome...I love that you will be able to save it from year to year!