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A Frightful Affair Contest: The Living Dead


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

A gruesome zombie scene captured in a mini cake stand. This took about 1 1/2 hour to complete.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Glass cake stand with lid
  • Dried Spanish moss
  • Fiber stuffing
  • Adhesive
  • Tulle
  • Markers

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut out your zombies. Use different sizes to fit in the cake stand and give it some dimension, looking like the zombies are staggered. Use as many or as little of the layer cuts to assemble the zombie. I left some more plain by not adding as many layers so that I could color in bones, flesh and blood. You can also dismembered some by cutting off an arm or leg and adding a piece of white card stock to look like a bone sticking out.
Color in bones, flesh and blood on the faces.
Cut a Mummy silhouette found on page 34 out of black card stock to go in the background. Cut a 3-D tree from Happy Hauntings (page 71), assemble and place near the back of the scene but in front of the mummy.

Cut several tombstones. Use a marker to draws cracks and ink around the edges. Bend 1/4" at the bottom back to make a stand.

Cut hand (page 45) from green cardstock to place in front of a tombstone like it is coming out of the ground.
To adhere the zombies to the stand, fold about 1/4" of their feet to make a stand and glue to the stand. Continue gluing the zombies, tree, tombstones and mummy to the stand using your adhesive of choice.
Cover the bottom of thestand with spanish moss. Cut into smaller pieces so that you can sprinkle it around all of the paper pieces. take small pieces of fiber filleing and scatter them under and over the moss making it look like fog.
Add a small piece of tulle to the handle on the lid.

Cut the "Living Dead" sentiment at 1" in green card stock along with the shadow cut. Use markers to make it look like zombie flesh. Use a white gel pen to color bones. Adhere the sentiment to a small kraft card stock tag and hang off of the handle.
Place the lid on the stand and stuff more moss in the space between the lid and bottom portion of the stand.

Find the perfect spot to display your creation!

Step 1

Cut out your zombies. Use different sizes to fit in the cake stand and give it some dimension, looking like the zombies are staggered. Use as many or as little of the layer cuts to assemble the zombie. I left some more plain by not adding as many layers so that I could color in bones, flesh and blood. You can also dismembered some by cutting off an arm or leg and adding a piece of white card stock to look like a bone sticking out.
Color in bones, flesh and blood on the faces.

Step 2

Cut a Mummy silhouette found on page 34 out of black card stock to go in the background. Cut a 3-D tree from Happy Hauntings (page 71), assemble and place near the back of the scene but in front of the mummy.

Cut several tombstones. Use a marker to draws cracks and ink around the edges. Bend 1/4" at the bottom back to make a stand.

Cut hand (page 45) from green cardstock to place in front of a tombstone like it is coming out of the ground.

Step 3

To adhere the zombies to the stand, fold about 1/4" of their feet to make a stand and glue to the stand. Continue gluing the zombies, tree, tombstones and mummy to the stand using your adhesive of choice.

Step 4

Cover the bottom of thestand with spanish moss. Cut into smaller pieces so that you can sprinkle it around all of the paper pieces. take small pieces of fiber filleing and scatter them under and over the moss making it look like fog.

Step 5

Add a small piece of tulle to the handle on the lid.

Cut the "Living Dead" sentiment at 1" in green card stock along with the shadow cut. Use markers to make it look like zombie flesh. Use a white gel pen to color bones. Adhere the sentiment to a small kraft card stock tag and hang off of the handle.

Step 6

Place the lid on the stand and stuff more moss in the space between the lid and bottom portion of the stand.

Find the perfect spot to display your creation!

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This is so creepy and great!

Published on October 15, 2012 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate