It’s so easy to customize super cute Halloween Party Decor with your Cricut cutting machine! I’m sharing 5 ways to take your next Halloween party to the next level!
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Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays of the year! Naturally my head goes straight to creating ALL THE THINGS with my Cricut machine!! The Cricut makes it so easy to take any Halloween party to the next level. Today I’m going to show you 5 areas of a Party and some super fun projects you can make with your Cricut to wow your guests!
HALLOWEEN WELCOME SIGNS & ENTRANCES
The best way to walk into a party is through a decorated front door or entry way!! Here are some fun decorations that can be used throughout the home, but would especially make for a super fun party entrance! Most of these can double as decorations for the whole month too!
- Halloween Rosettes — these Rosettes could be added anywhere during the month and then be used for party decor too! I’m thinking of making some to put on my fireplace mantel and then using them as a photo booth backdrop for our Halloween Party!
- Skull Balloons from Hey Let’s Make Stuff — customizing balloons is a genius and affordable decoration for a party! These skull balloons from Cori are right up my alley!!
- Halloween Photo booth Props — I have been to a lot of parties that have a photo booth right when you walk in! People like to get their pictures done right when they’re walking in and looking their best! These props will take that photo booth to the next level and can be made with your Cricut!
- Halloween Magic Front Door Sign — I love this sign! It’s perfect to leave out all month long too!
- Press N’ Seal or Window Cling Bats & Spiderwebs — this is a subtle touch that leaves the house feeling spooky when dark! You can use Press N’ Seal or Cricut Window Cling.
ADD IRON ON VINYL TO THE NAPKINS
Did you know you can apply Iron On to paper napkins to add an affordable, custom touch to your holiday party napkins? You could add anything from a simple Spiderweb, to your guests names, to elaborate full napkin designs. I’m going to share a tutorial below, but feel free to search through the 1000’s of Halloween Design Space images for other designs that would work perfect or create your own!
How to Apply Iron On Vinyl to Paper Napkins
- Start by opening this Design Space File with the skeleton image and Spiderweb image OR feel free to create your own design within Design Space.
- Once you have the file open, then go ahead and amend it however you want. This is the point where you'd resize images, delete items you don't want, add new items etc. Once everything is ready to go, hit 'MAKE IT' in the top right hand corner!
- Verify that everything is split onto the mats the way you want. Then for the mats cutting Iron On, you'll want to make sure the images are mirrored. Once that is done, then hit 'Continue.'
- Choose your machine from the drop down menu and select Foil Iron On (or whatever type of Iron On that you're using) as your material. Make sure the Fine Point Blade is loaded into your machine.
- Apply the Foil Iron On onto preferably a Standard Mat SHINY SIDE DOWN! Then load it in the machine.
- Once it's flashing, hit the 'C' button on your machine and allow it to cut.
- Once the designs are all cut out, go ahead and use your crafting scissors to cut around each of the designs. Then weed each of the designs using your weeding tool.
- Go to the Cricut Heat Guide to find out the temperature and time length that you'll need to apply the Iron On.
- Follow the directions instructed on the Cricut Heat Guide. At this time, in instructed me to use the LOW Heat Setting for 25 seconds to apply the Foil Iron On onto the Paper Napkin (I chose Cardstock from the drop down menu).
- Remove the plastic liner as soon as the napkin and design are completely cooled.
ADD A FUN BANNER
Cricut has dozens of fun pre-designed Buntings within Cricut Design Space, a half dozen specifically designed for Halloween. You could also easily design one from scratch using one of their templates.
Today, I’m sharing how to make one of the buntings from design space. But first, here are a few others that I love.
- Happy Halloween Banner – Martha Stewart did it again! I LOVE this banner!
- Felt Halloween Banner — If you love working with felt, then this banner is for you!
- Carnival Font Halloween Banner — I love the look of this layered banner!
- Small Happy Halloween Banner — this is a mini banner and perfect for small areas. If you’re a Print and Cut lover, then this banner will be one you love!
- Happy Halloween Sign — this isn’t exactly a banner, but I LOVE the idea of using this on a mantel!
- Beware Banner — if you’re looking for a classic black and orange Beware banner, then you’l love this.
- Silver and Black Happy Halloween Banner — glitter lovers, look no further!
You can also find a few other great ones from other blogs:
- Eyeball Garland from Pretty Providence — I love how unique and fun this is!
- Spiderweb Garland from 100 Directions — I love the simple look this gives your mantel!
- Felt Candy Corn Garland from Hey Let’s Make Stuff — Such a fun and classic idea!
- Bat Garland from 100 Directions — Another simple yet beyond cute garland!
- Felt Halloween Banner from Happiness is Homemade — If you love color, then this banner is for yoU!
FIND UNIQUE CUPS OR PLATES
I am obsessed with finding fun tableware for Halloween! There are literally DOZENS of options that I want each year and it’s so hard for me to just narrow it down to one design!
This year I decided to go with these fun Skeleton Hand Plastic Cups and then I added Vinyl names to the bottom.
I always like to have personalize cups at parties, so that people don’t mix up there drinks. But, you could also totally add a fun spiderweb design or bats to the base of the cup too!
I used the same Halloween Design Space File that I used above for the napkins. If you like this font, then feel free to use it. If not, then it may be just as easy for you to create a new Design Space file!
FUN HALLOWEEN TABLEWARE IDEAS
- This is Boos from Hey Let’s Make Stuff – YES PLEASE! haha! Love this idea!
- I’m Just Here for the Boo’s Wine Glasses from That’s What Che Said – these are too cute and would be such a fun touch to any Halloween party!
- DIY Halloween Koozies from Lydi Out Loud – perfect for soda and beer cans!
- DIY Halloween Plates from Our Crafty Mom – Love this idea! You could also mirror the image and apply designs to the bottom of a clear plastic plate!
- Jack Skeleton Mug from Michelles Party Plan It – I love this design! You could easily apply this on any type of glass or disposable cups!
- DIY Spiderweb Coasters from Lydi Out Loud – I’m obsessed with these! So fun!
HALLOWEEN PARTY FAVOR IDEAS
What’s a party without a favor to go home with? Here are some fun ideas for you to consider!
- Harry Potter Halloween Favors from My Sisters Suitcase – I’m literally obsessed with these! Just fill them with candy to go!
- Character Card stock Favor Bags from Artsy Fartsy Mama – My kids would LOVE to help make these! So cute!
- Eek Party Favor Bags from Everyday Party Mag – These are adorable and so easy to customize!
- Halloween Candy Bar Cover from The Crafty Blog Stalker – This is genius! I want to try these!
- Hocus Pocus Cauldron Favors from Pineapple Paper Co – This ENTIRE party is pure perfection!! She shared cute little cauldron favors in her party that use Print and Cut stickers!
I hope this post helped you come up with some fun ideas!!
I’ve shared lots of a fun Halloween Cricut projects the past few years! Make sure and check them out below!
CRICUT HALLOWEEN PROJECTS
- 50+ Cricut Halloween Crafts – I’ve rounded up 50+ awesome projects that can be made with your Cricut machine!
- DIY Halloween Skeleton Pajamas – Come learn how to make these simple skeleton pajamas using Sportsflex Iron On Vinyl!
- DIY Girls Rockstar Costumes – This may be one of my favorite DIY’s from 2018! These costumes were way too fun to make!
- Disney Coco Guitar – This DIY is so simple and every little Miguel costume out there needs it!
- Halloween Placemats – These poster board placemats are still something I make each year! So easy and fun!
- DIY Bat Silhouettes – This was one of my first Cricut crafts (and needs an update). But, I still make these out of Press N’ Seal each year! SOO easy!
EDUCATIONAL CRICUT POSTS
Also, if you’re new to Cricut, make sure and check out some of my Cricut Educational posts!
- What Cricut Accessories Should I Buy? – If you’re a new Cricut machine owner, then this post is for you!
- Everything You Need to Know about the EasyPress 2 – The EasyPress 2 is a game changer when it comes to using Iron On! Come learn everything you need and want to know about using it!
- Cricut EasyPress 2 Questions ANSWERED– This is a follow up post to the above post with some additional questions answered!
- Tips for Using Iron On Vinyl – This is one my most popular Cricut Educational Posts! Come learn all you need to know about using Iron On Vinyl!
- Everything You Need to Know about the Cricut Rotary Blade – The Cricut Rotary Blade opens a whole new world of crafting to Cricut users! Come learn how to use it!
- Cricut Knife Blade 101 – The Cricut Knife Blade can be super intimidating to use! Come educate yourself on it’s capabilities and learn some tips!
- All about the Cricut Maker – A few months after getting my Cricut Maker, I put together this post showing you the Cricut Maker features and all the fabrics it can cut!
Make sure to pin this post for later too! Thanks so much friends! Have a great day!