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Vinyl Halloween Glass Block


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Design by: TiffysMom (2 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Halloween Party Decorations/Favors Holiday Décor

Decorate a simple glass block for a spooktacular lighted Halloween decor using A Frightful Affair cartridge, vinyl, and a string or two of lights! This project is an easy way to add a lighted Halloween decoration to any room of your home. It is also a great party decoration, too! Any one of the images from A Frightful Affairs Silhouette feature would look perfect for this project!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cricut Vinyl in Raven
  • One or more strings of Halloween Lights
  • Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Tool Kit
  • Specialty Frosted Glass spray

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Spray your glass block with the Frosted Glass spray and let it dry.
Use the ccr file to cut the vinyl. Or using CCR, click on the Real Size button, add and then resize the image (on page 45 of A Frightful Affair, Silhouette feature) to 7.25"x7.25" by unlocking the width and height proportions in Shape Properties or in the top tool bar. This will make the image a square instead of a rectangle. Cut your vinyl using a "kiss cut". This means that you only want to cut through the vinyl and not the backing. I used the following settings on my Expression - blade depth at 2 and pressure at medium.
Next you will want to "weed" your vinyl. Using the sharp tool from the Cricut Tool Kit, remove all of the negative parts of the vinyl leaving just the positive image.
Use the Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape to transfer the vinyl to the glass block making sure that the image is centered and that there are no air bubbles under the vinyl.
Add the string(s) of lights to the inside of the glass block. For my project, I used orange and purple lights mixed together.
Plug in the string of lights and you have a perfect Halloween decoration! And when it gets dark, your Halloween glass block will give off a spooky glow!

Step 1

Spray your glass block with the Frosted Glass spray and let it dry.

Step 2

Use the ccr file to cut the vinyl. Or using CCR, click on the Real Size button, add and then resize the image (on page 45 of A Frightful Affair, Silhouette feature) to 7.25"x7.25" by unlocking the width and height proportions in Shape Properties or in the top tool bar. This will make the image a square instead of a rectangle. Cut your vinyl using a "kiss cut". This means that you only want to cut through the vinyl and not the backing. I used the following settings on my Expression - blade depth at 2 and pressure at medium.

Step 3

Next you will want to "weed" your vinyl. Using the sharp tool from the Cricut Tool Kit, remove all of the negative parts of the vinyl leaving just the positive image.

Step 4

Use the Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape to transfer the vinyl to the glass block making sure that the image is centered and that there are no air bubbles under the vinyl.

Step 5

Add the string(s) of lights to the inside of the glass block. For my project, I used orange and purple lights mixed together.

Step 6

Plug in the string of lights and you have a perfect Halloween decoration! And when it gets dark, your Halloween glass block will give off a spooky glow!

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
  • PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES

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This is frightenly fun! I think you did a great job!

Published on October 10, 2012 by GonescrappinakaColleen Flag Comment As Inappropriate
I love this! I was thinking about doing something like this but you beat me to it! Love the purple and orange lights inside--very spooky!

Published on October 09, 2012 by AmyStamper Flag Comment As Inappropriate