My daughter and I were first introduced to Cricut 4 years ago. I was surprised to find it has been that long, it seems like just yesterday we were making some fun Halloween projects. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because of how creative it is. From fun and creative costumes to spooky and cute decor. My daughter and I are excited to be reviewing the new Cricut Explorer Air 2 and sharing this Halloween Luminaries project.
Cricut Air 2 Explorer
With the holidays kicking off with Halloween we knew we wanted to create something fun for you. Now, as creative and crafty as my daughter and I are, sometimes we need a little help which is where Cricut Design Space comes in. It is full of amazing projects for beginners to advanced Cricut users. We choose these cute Halloween Luminaries.
The Halloween luminaries design is considered an intermediate design but it was very easy to make. My daughter was able to do it on her own. So don’t let the title of intermediate or even advance scare you from tackling a project!
Halloween Luminaries Supplies Needed:
- Cardstock, White
- Double-Sided Patterned Paper (or Cardstock), Yellow
- Double-Sided Patterned Paper (or Cardstock), Orange
- Double-Sided Patterned Paper (or Cardstock), Gray
- Glitter Paper (or Cardstock), Black
- StandardGrip Machine Mat – 12″ x 12″
- Cricut® Tools Scissors
- Cricut Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel (depending on material)
- Tea light candles
This looks like a lot of supplies but it is really not that much when you consider the first 5 supplies are paper/cardstock. We were unable to find double-sided patterned paper so we chose to go with double-sided solid color cardstock. The reason for the cardstock was to make our luminaries sturdier than paper would make. We set up our Cricut in the dining room so we would have lots of space to like the Cricut do its work and put together our project.
Simply purchase your design (if you purchase the monthly subscription you get a free month trial and many of the designs are $0.00, it really is a great deal if you enjoy crafting with Cricut). Once you start your design you will be taken step by step through each process from what button to push on the machine, what to add to the machine (such as a scoring tool or pen), to what paper to insert into the Cricut.
It took us about 20 minutes or so to cut out all our needed pieces to create our luminaries. We love watching the machine do its work.
Assembling the Halloween Luminaries:
- Assemble each luminary base and secure with adhesive.
- For the spider web and haunted house luminaries, adhere the white cardstock images to the front of each base.
- Use scissors to trim away the web and smoke from the black glitter paper pieces. Adhere these trimmed black glitter pieces to each base.
- For the ghost luminary, adhere the black glitter piece to the luminary base.
- Use scissors to trim the ghost image from the white cardstock piece and adhere this trimmed piece to the base.
- Embellish as desired – I placed a battery operated tea light candle in each luminary.
Illuminated Halloween Luminaries
We had such a fun time creating these cute Halloween Luminaries. We didn’t stop there, look for our upcoming post on another fun holiday project.
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