Each year I try to add a few Halloween decorations to my collection. I would like to think that means that someday I will be done creating my collection, but I know myself well enough to know that isn’t true. I’ll just get sick of the things I have made and end up making more to replace them. I have problems. This year I knew I wanted to make things, but I also knew I should keep it simple. When I spotted these candles at the dollar store I thought they would be darling ghosts. The ghost candles that I ended up making aren’t what I was envisioning while I was standing in the store….they are better! I love the way that they turned out! They are only my second vinyl project, and I am already completely addicted to vinyl crafting! The best thing about this project? It took less than 10 minutes total! Let’s get started!
You will need a Cricut if you want to do this exact project. Cricut Craft Room is free to download, so do so if you want to use my exact image file. Here is what you will need:
* download THIS image file for the Cricut Craft Room
* black vinyl
* vinyl transfer paper
* three white candles that are approximately 8 inches tall (in glass holders)
Connect your computer to your Cricut machine using a USB cord (from your printer) and open THIS Cricut Craft Room image file. Make sure that when you hit “cut” you have the machine setup correctly on depth and pressure, and set to “vinyl.” That will make more sense once you have the screen open.
After you cut the vinyl “weed” it, aka pull the excess vinyl off. Next cut an appropriately sized piece of the vinyl transfer tape.
Peel the backing off of the vinyl transfer tape and place it over the vinyl. Rub it down nice and hard with a popsicle stick so that it will really adhere to it.
Slowly peel off the backing of the vinyl. If it isn’t peeling up with the vinyl transfer tape STOP, put it back down and rub it more with the popsicle stick. It really needs to stick well!
Carefully place the transfer tape onto the candles and rub it into place.
Carefully pull the transfer tape away from the glass and voila! You are done!
Cute, right? 🙂 Here’s a condensed image collage for you to Pin. Handy, right?