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Movable Monsters Halloween Luminaries


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Design by: Tennis15 (9 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Boxes/Bags/Tags Home Décor/Accents Halloween Party Decorations/Favors Holiday Décor

I made these Halloween Luminaries for the Frightful Affair and Movable Monsters Design Contest. I used the Movable Monsters Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridge to make these spooktacular Luminaries. Line them along your sidewalk or staircase for an eerie effect this Halloween. They make a great addition to any party!!!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Orange Tissue Paper
  • Tape
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Edge Punches
  • Tealights

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut apart your brown paper bag along one of the seams (preferably one facing towards the back, so you don't see it from the front.) Then, cut off the bottom of the bag. You should have a completely flat bag at this point.
Lay your brown paper bag flat on a semi-sticky mat. If the mat is too sticky, it will tear the bag when you lift it off. Set your blade depth to 3, speed to 1, and pressure to 2. Select the image you would like to cut.

I used the movable monsters cartridge to cut all of my images. I used Cricut Craft Room to weld all of the shapes together so they were complete images instead of individual body parts.
Once cutting is complete, carefully remove the bag from your mat.

Cut down orange tissue paper to fit the front panel of your bag. Glue it down.
Place a piece of clear tape along the seam you cut. It should be towards the inside of the bag so it is not visible from the outside. Fold over the bag and match it up to the other side of the seam. Next, fold up the bag as if it were new and punch along the top edge for a fun and eerie look!
Using Sweet Tooth Boxes, or a similar cartridge, design a base to replace the bottom of the bag. Measure your brown paper bags and size accordingly.

Adhere the base into the bottom of the bag using double sided tape.
Lastly, put your tealight into the base of the bag and turn the lights out! These luminaries are so fun and great for any occasion! Simply change the image on front and you've got a great party decoration that is sure to please any guest!

Step 1

Cut apart your brown paper bag along one of the seams (preferably one facing towards the back, so you don't see it from the front.) Then, cut off the bottom of the bag. You should have a completely flat bag at this point.

Step 2

Lay your brown paper bag flat on a semi-sticky mat. If the mat is too sticky, it will tear the bag when you lift it off. Set your blade depth to 3, speed to 1, and pressure to 2. Select the image you would like to cut.

I used the movable monsters cartridge to cut all of my images. I used Cricut Craft Room to weld all of the shapes together so they were complete images instead of individual body parts.

Step 3

Once cutting is complete, carefully remove the bag from your mat.

Cut down orange tissue paper to fit the front panel of your bag. Glue it down.

Step 4

Place a piece of clear tape along the seam you cut. It should be towards the inside of the bag so it is not visible from the outside. Fold over the bag and match it up to the other side of the seam. Next, fold up the bag as if it were new and punch along the top edge for a fun and eerie look!

Step 5

Using Sweet Tooth Boxes, or a similar cartridge, design a base to replace the bottom of the bag. Measure your brown paper bags and size accordingly.

Adhere the base into the bottom of the bag using double sided tape.

Step 6

Lastly, put your tealight into the base of the bag and turn the lights out! These luminaries are so fun and great for any occasion! Simply change the image on front and you've got a great party decoration that is sure to please any guest!

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
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