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Project

Glitter Silhouettes

Create sparkling Halloween decorations perfect for the home by adding some glamorous glitter to witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl silhouettes.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Paint frame with glue a section at a time and sprinkle with Onyx glitter. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.

  2. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008

Reviews (4)

  • thompssn 30 Mar, 2009

    You could also do it as a project to hang in a little girl's room, using silhouettes of dresses, shoes and pocketbooks. Or theme specific like ballerinas, butterflies, kittens, or even a cute way/different way to show off a girl's sports interests. Or for a baby's room using baby animals; or common baby items like bottles, pacifiers, bibs and diaper pins.

    This is one of those projects that I LOVE...the kind that get your mind racing with ideas!!!

  • thompssn 30 Mar, 2009

    You could also do it as a project to hang in a little girl's room, using silhouettes of dresses, shoes and pocketbooks. Or theme specific like ballerinas, butterflies, kittens, or even a cute way/different way to show off a girl's sports interests. Or for a baby's room using baby animals; or common baby items like bottles, pacifiers, bibs and diaper pins.

    This is one of those projects that I LOVE...the kind that get your mind racing with ideas!!!

  • jesinavy 22 Oct, 2008

    I saw this on the show and it was so easy! You could do the same thing in an autumn theme, and then a Christmas theme, and just change them out seasonally.

  • jesinavy 22 Oct, 2008

    I saw this on the show and it was so easy! You could do the same thing in an autumn theme, and then a Christmas theme, and just change them out seasonally.