Make it Monday: Hanging Halloween Decor

by: Julie Lewis

Halloween may be right around the corner but, there is still plenty of time to create something special for your home or for that spirited party planned. This unique and easy hanging frame décor featuring Martha Stewart Crafts™ can be done within a day. The compliments won’t stop from your ghoulish guests.

Here is all you will need:

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – 32057 Mace, 32082 Beetle Black, 32084 Green Curry, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint – 32161 Peridot, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Set – 32273 Looped Script, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Patterning Tape – 32238, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape – 32292, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers – 32243, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Adhesive Stencil Film – 32250, 2 – 8” x 10” black picture frames, 1 – 5” x 7” black picture frame, 4 – eye hooks, 4 – cup hooks, Orange gros grain ribbon, Pliers, Adhesive glue, Paper/pencil, Ruler, #1 liner brush, Craft knife/cutting surface

Print out your pattern and gather your supplies. Remove the glass from your frames and punch out the letters needed for your words.

Place your pattern on your cutting surface and tape a piece of adhesive stencil over it.

Cut your stencil like this and set aside.

On a piece of paper, trace your words out to create a pattern for stenciling.

Find the center of your 5 x 7 glass and place a strip of the ¼” patterning tape.

Place three more strips of tape equally spaced on either side of center strip.

Apply Mace with a pouncer over tape. When slightly dry, apply more coats if needed.

Carefully remove tape from glass. You can clean up any fuzzy edges with your craft knife.

Tape your face pattern under the glass for positioning, then place your adhesive stencil on top of glass.

Apply Beetle Black and remove stencil…now your middle piece is done!

Center and tape your traced out words to the back of the 8 x 10 pieces of glass.

Apply Green Curry to letters and Beetle Black to stencil flourish.

Use brush to paint Peridot Glitter over letters, Apply several coats as needed.

Cut two 5” x 8 ½” pieces of paper…center and tape over the front of your stenciled words.

Flip your glass over and tape off rectangle.

Apply several coats of Mace and remove tape.

Paint your eye hooks and cup hooks with Beetle Black. A tip is to stick them in a piece of Styrofoam or something to hold them so you won’t have to when painting…let dry.

Measure in 2 ½” from ends of larger frames and mark with pencil for hooks.

Place a piece of tape to mark center for large and small frames. Line up centers and then mark on smaller frame where you marked on larger frame for exact hook line up.

Use your craft knife to start a hold and screw in your hooks. Cup hooks on one frame and eye hooks on other frame.

Create a bow from ribbon leaving long tails and secure bow with glue so it won’t untie.

Remove glass holders from frames with pliers. Apply adhesive glue to inside edge of frames and insert your glass pieces.

Glue hanger at desired length and cut off excess.

Hook your frames together and hang your eye-catching Halloween décor!

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