Get ready for 31st October with these awesome Halloween decorations! This paper skeleton bunting project is simple yet so much fun. This neat tutorial has the geniuses at Cricut written all over it, and you can create it on your very own Cricut machine. So, dive in to this wonderful tutorial and get started on your Halloween decorations!
You can’t get more ‘Halloween’ than dancing skeletons! Today you are going to be learning how to make these fabulously spooky Halloween decorations using your own Cricut machine. This bunting will require only a few things, such as a Cricut machine and Cricut pens, but it will look brilliant at any festive gathering or to just make your home look Halloween-y! It is so easy to whip up from a few sheets of plain cardstock, so let’s give it a try!
You Will Need:
- Cricut Machine (Joy, Explore, Air 2 or Maker can all make this project)
- Sheets of white cardstock
- Cricut pens – make sure you have the right ones to fit your machine, Cricut Joy has a different size of pen to the others!
- Coloured cord
- Glue gun
Open up a new canvas on Cricut design space, then add in the drawn images from the ‘Dancing Skeletons’ image set. These already have the drawn and cut element, so choose the ones you like (you’ll need at least six to make a cute garland) then resize to fit your preferred garland size.
Next, load your pen into the port and push down until it clicks (for Joy users, pop the pen in the blade port, no need to click into place). Then, load a sheet of white cardstock onto your mat and make sure it is well stuck. Select medium cardstock as the setting you would like to use, and start cutting and drawing. Cricut Joy will prompt you to change the pen to the blade.
Once the cutting and drawing is complete and all of your skeletons are finished, gently remove them from that mat. Then, turn over the mat and peel the mat away from the cardstock to reduce any curling of the material.
Warm up your glue gun then lay out your skeletons in a line and flip them over. Add a blob of glue onto the back of the skull of each skeleton and glue onto the length of the cord. Fill in any gaps with pom-poms to complete the garland. Now, hang up your skeleton garland and get ready to dance it out to the Monster Mash like your skeleton pals!
All you need now is some sweet treats and a scary movie! Popcorn anyone? Watch the full video tutorial below for a closer look!
Tune in to Cricut’s shows on Hochanda on Wednesday 7th October at 1pm and 5pm for more incredible demonstrations! Can’t wait? Check out Cricut’s fabric face coverings tutorial here!