So I was trying to come up with a fun Cricut project to decorate with that was Halloween inspired. I was going to do a star shaker (which I’m still going to do), but a friend of mine suggested I do a pumpkin shaker. This made total sense since I’m making this project for Halloween – DUH!!!
This DIY Halloween pumpkin shaker with the Cricut project was a blast to create and put together. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love sparkle and glitter, so once again, this was right up my alley.
I’m thinking this is going to make a great table decoration. Of course I didn’t take any pictures of it on my table, like I do with a lot of my projects, because the lighting just wasn’t right and it blended in too much with my table that I usually use.
I created this project in Cricut Design Space and cut it out with my Cricut Maker.
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Supplies Needed For This Project
Decorative Cardstock (I bought digital printable paper from designbundles.net
Liquid Adhesive (I use Art Glitter Glue – there is no glitter in it)
Here is everything I designed and cut out on my Cricut Maker.
I cut out 12 pumpkins layers to create the well to hold the glitter.
I glued all of them together.
Next, I glued on the bottom layer of the decorative cardstock. I don’t show this in the picture, but I also cut out one black pumpkin like the purple one to glue to the back for more stability.
I glued the two cobwebs and the two spiders together.
Next came the really fun part, adding the glitter!!
Getting my glitter on! I think I got a little carried away – HA!!
The next step was to glue the acetate to the back of the gold glitter pumpkin layer, and then I glued the whole thing on top of the black pumpkin layers to form the top layer.
The Final Product
Lastly, I put the the rosette together and glued the spiderweb with the spider on top of it for some added dimension. I then glued an orange gem to the top to finish it off.
Definitely give this DIY Halloween pumpkin shaker with the Cricut a try. I think you will really enjoy having something fun like this to decorate for Halloween.
Stay tuned for the Halloween star shaker, coming up next!
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P.S.S. If you’re thinking about getting a Cricut and you aren’t sure which one to get, this article might help you in your decision making process. The Cricut Maker vs. The Cricut Explore Air 2.
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