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Crafting high-end Halloween decor can be a costly affair, but with some DIY magic, one can save a lot of money. In this video, Shannon from thedailydiwire.com shares some spooky craft ideas that are both easy to make and budget-friendly.

The video features a range of Halloween DIY projects, including creating hanging bat candles, making a Halloween yardstick, and designing a Pottery Barn mug. Shannon demonstrates how to use a Cricut cutting machine to create bat silhouettes, how to assemble the candles, and how to make garden stakes using flexible cutting mats. The video is full of useful tips and tricks for those who want to create unique and affordable Halloween decor.

Key Takeaways

  • DIY Halloween decor can be both easy to make and budget-friendly.
  • Using a Cricut cutting machine can help create unique and intricate designs.
  • By using affordable materials from Dollar Tree and Amazon, one can save a lot of money on high-end Halloween decor.
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DIY Hanging Bat Candles

In this section, The Daily DIYer demonstrates how to make hanging bat candles for Halloween decorations. Instead of spending $99 for a set of four from Pottery Barn, she suggests making them for a fraction of the cost.

To begin, she suggests heading to the Cricut design space and typing in “bats” to find different bat silhouettes. After selecting four different options, she scales down the size of the chosen bat silhouette to about three inches wide.

Then, she loads card stock into the Cricut cutting machine and selects the bat silhouette design. The machine cuts out the bat silhouettes, and she removes the excess card stock using a weeding tool.

Next, she attaches the bat silhouettes to LED candles using hot glue. Clear fishing line is used to hang the candles wherever desired, such as under a porch or mantel.

The Daily DIYer notes that there are different options for the type of candles used, such as emergency LED candles from Dollar Tree or wax candles from Amazon. The latter option comes with a remote control to turn the candles on and off, adjust the intensity of the lights, and set a timer.

By making these hanging bat candles, she was able to make six candles for only $9, compared to $99 for four from Pottery Barn.

Cricut Design Space Tutorial

To create spooky Halloween decorations, the Cricut Design Space is a great tool to use. Shannon from thedailydiwire.com shares how to make hanging bat candles and Halloween yardstick dupes in this tutorial.

DIY Halloween Yardstick

In this section, The Daily DIYer demonstrates how to make a Halloween yardstick that is a dupe of a product sold at Pottery Barn. The original product costs $99 for a set of four, but by using materials from Dollar Tree and a Cricut cutting machine, she was able to make six yardsticks for only $5.

To create the yardsticks, she used flexible cutting mats from Dollar Tree that were cut down to size and then placed on a standard grip cutting mat from Cricut. She found similar silhouettes in Cricut design space and loaded them onto the canvas. The designs were then cut out using a Cricut cutting machine with the material setting set to matte board and more pressure selected.

Once the shapes were cut out, she added a bamboo skewer to the back of each shape using super glue and tape to hold it in place. The shapes were then spray painted with matte black spray paint to give them the appearance of black metal. The finished product looked just like the Pottery Barn yardsticks, but cost a fraction of the price.

Overall, this DIY project is a great way to create custom Halloween yardsticks that are both affordable and stylish. By using materials from Dollar Tree and a Cricut cutting machine, anyone can create their own high-end Halloween decor instead of buying it.

Cutting the Yardstick

In this section, The Daily DIYer demonstrates how to make a Halloween yardstick dupe that resembles the one sold at Pottery Barn for $99. She suggests using flexible cutting mats, which can be found at Dollar Tree, and cricut design space to find similar silhouettes. She has already loaded these projects onto her profile, which can be found under the daily diyer. Once the design is loaded onto the canvas, the user can customize it to their liking and select the material setting for matte board. She recommends selecting “more” for the pressure option to ensure that the machine can cut through the thicker material of the cutting mat.

After loading the mat into the machine and hitting play, the machine will cut the shapes out several times. Once the shapes are cut out, she suggests using bamboo skewers from Dollar Tree to create stakes for the shapes. The user can add super glue and tape to hold the stakes in place. Some shapes may require extra reinforcement with smaller bamboo skewers.

Next, the user can take the shapes outside and spray paint them with regular matte black spray paint. The Daily DIYer recommends doing two coats on both the front and back of the shapes to achieve the desired look. After the spray paint dries, the shapes will transform into something that looks like black metal and resemble the Pottery Barn yardstick.

This DIY project costs only $5 to make, which is a significant savings compared to the $99 price tag of the original Pottery Barn yardstick. The user can customize the shapes and spray paint them any color they desire.

Assembling the Yardstick

To create a Halloween yardstick dupe, she recommends using flexible cutting mats from Dollar Tree. These mats come in a set of two and are 11 by 14 inches in size. They need to be cut down to fit on a 12 by 12 inch Cricut cutting mat. Regular scissors can be used to cut them down.

Once the cutting mat is applied onto a standard grip cutting mat from Cricut, similar silhouettes can be found in Cricut Design Space. She has made the projects extra easy by loading them up and making them ready to go. By clicking on the favorite silhouette and customizing it, it can be scaled and adjusted to any size and quantity desired.

The material setting for the cutting boards is matte board for 1.5 millimeters. The pressure option should be set to “more.” The mat can be loaded into the Cricut cutting machine and cut several times one after another. The shapes can then be assembled by adding super glue along the back of the shape and putting the stake in. Regular Scotch tape can be used to hold it in place until the glue sets up.

Bamboo skewers from Dollar Tree can be used to add stakes to the backs of these shapes so they can be inserted into the garden. Some of the shapes may need extra reinforcement with smaller bamboo skewers.

The shapes can then be spray painted with regular matte black spray paint, doing two coats on both sides. This will give them the look of black metal and transform them into something that looks just like the Pottery Barn yardsticks. This DIY project costs only five dollars to make versus the four that you get from Pottery Barn that cost 99 dollars.

DIY Pottery Barn Mug

In this video, The Daily DIYer demonstrates how to create a DIY version of a Pottery Barn mug. Instead of spending $60 on four mugs from Pottery Barn, she suggests purchasing a black mug from Dollar Tree for $1.50. To add a spooky design, she uses printable waterproof stickers from Cricut, which can be found in their profile on Cricut Design Space.

To recreate the vintage ghost design, she provides a link to their profile on Cricut Design Space, where the design can be loaded and printed onto the sticker paper. She notes that the sticker paper should be applied to a green cutting mat and loaded into a Cricut cutting machine. Once the design is cut, it can be applied to the black mug to complete the DIY Pottery Barn mug.

This DIY project offers a significant cost savings compared to purchasing the original Pottery Barn mugs. With just a few materials and some creativity, anyone can create their own high-end Halloween decor at a fraction of the cost.

Printing and Cutting the Sticker

To create the spooky ghost sticker for the DIY project, she suggests using a Cricut cutting machine. First, the design for the sticker is created by searching for bat silhouettes on the Cricut Design Space. After selecting the desired silhouette, the design is scaled down to about three inches wide. The plus button in the top right corner of the design space is clicked to duplicate the design to however many stickers are needed.

The sticker is printed on waterproof sticker paper using the Cricut cutting machine. The card stock material is selected, and the machine does the magic work of cutting out the bat silhouette. After unloading the mat from the machine, the excess material is removed by flipping the mat upside down and using a weeding tool to pop the bats off the mat.

The ghost sticker is printed and cut in a similar way, using printable waterproof stickers and a design from the Cricut Design Space. She recommends printing the ghost design from their profile on the Design Space to make the process easier. The sticker paper is applied to the green cutting mat and loaded into the Cricut cutting machine. The material setting is selected as printable vinyl, and the machine cuts out the ghost design.

Overall, the Cricut cutting machine makes printing and cutting stickers for DIY projects a breeze. The machine does all the work, and the end result is a professional-looking sticker that can be used to decorate various items.

Applying the Sticker

In this section, The Daily DIYer demonstrates how to make Halloween-themed candles and yard stakes using a Cricut cutting machine. To make the hanging bat candles, she uses cardstock and a Cricut machine to cut out bat silhouettes. The bats are then glued onto the top of LED candles using hot glue and clear fishing line is used to hang them up. She notes that the LED candles can be substituted with wax candles if desired.

Next, she shows how to make Halloween yard stakes using flexible cutting mats from Dollar Tree. She uses a Cricut machine to cut out various Halloween shapes from the cutting mats and then glues them onto bamboo skewers. The stakes are then spray painted with matte black spray paint to give them a black metal look.

Finally, she demonstrates how to make a Pottery Barn-inspired mug using printable waterproof stickers from Cricut. She prints out a vintage ghost design onto the sticker paper and then applies it onto a black mug from Dollar Tree.

Overall, she emphasizes the affordability and customizability of DIY Halloween decor using a Cricut cutting machine.

Cost Comparison

In this section, we will be comparing the cost of DIY Halloween decor versus buying high-end decor from Pottery Barn. The Daily DIYer, Shannon, demonstrates how to create spooky bats and yard stakes for a fraction of the cost.

For the hanging bat candles, Pottery Barn charges $99 for a set of four candles. However, Shannon shows how to make six of these candles for only $9 using a Cricut cutting machine and cardstock. She suggests using Dollar Tree’s emergency LED candles or wax candles, depending on your budget.

Next, Shannon demonstrates how to create Halloween yard stakes using flexible cutting mats from Dollar Tree and bamboo skewers. Pottery Barn charges $99 for a set of four yard stakes, but Shannon creates four yard stakes for only $5 using her Cricut cutting machine and spray paint.

Finally, Shannon shows how to make a set of four ghost mugs for only $1.50 using a black mug from Dollar Tree and printable waterproof stickers from Cricut. Pottery Barn charges $60 for a set of four ghost mugs.

Overall, DIY Halloween decor is significantly cheaper than buying high-end decor from Pottery Barn. Shannon’s creations are not only affordable, but they also allow for customization and creativity.