Tools and Materials
Old frame with glass removed
Xyron machine with double-sided adhesive cartridge, or double-sided mounting film large enough for frame
Carnelian or Fire Opal glitter
Witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl template
Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
Glitter Silhouettes How-To
1. Paint frame with glue a section at a time and sprinkle with Onyx glitter. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.
2. Cut a piece of thin posterboard to the same dimensions as the backboard of the frame. Prepare the posterboard by running it through a Xyron machine fitted with a double-sided adhesive cartridge, or by using double-sided mounting film. Remove protective sheet and spread glitter over sticky surface. Shake off excess glitter.
3. Print witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl template on cardstock and cut out silhouette. Prepare and glitter the silhouette as you did the background.
4. Lay the background piece face down within the frame. Secure back onto frame and flip over. With a hot-glue gun, glue glittered silhouette to center of glittered background.
Martha used glitter in Onyx, Carnelian, and Fire Opal and glittering glue with an application brush from Martha Stewart Crafts. Xyron 900 and refill cartridges of permanent adhesive may be found on xyron.com. Hot-glue guns are available onstanleytools.com. Poster board can be purchased at any art store, and find old frames at flea markets.