Thursday, October 15, 2009

time to get busy! halloween cut-out skull banner

I have totally been dragging my feet about really getting this blog going. Do I have the right pics, the right conversation, the right stuff?!?! It's kind of like having a baby! will you ever really be ready? or should you just jump in and do it?

Well, I think the jump in part is the way to go. I have been collecting pics, etc. for a while now, so no more excuses!

With Halloween around the corner, I have a cute decoration idea I just finished, pics and all! and wish to share!

So, with no further ado, here goes!!

Halloween tissue cut-out skull banner

supplies needed to complete:

tissue paper in halloween colors such as black, orange, yellow
wavy edge scissors
paper pattern (pic included)
marker and pencil
paper clips
jute, string or embroidery floss
craft glue

Step 1: gather your materials

here is the pattern I used

Step 2: Re-draw the skull design onto a sheet of printer paper, using a marker, or copy the above pattern. I folded the paper in half, then drew just half the skull and cut out. Cut out the edges with the wavy edge scissors.

Step 3: Fold 3-4 layers of the tissue paper together, in half
and lay the paper pattern on top of the tissue, on the fold line, attaching all together with clips.

I cut out the tissue at this point, or you could trace around the pattern and then cut, if you prefer.

Step 4:  Finally, unclip the papers, carefully unfold the tissue layers, and lay flat. Press with a dry iron to remove all the wrinkles.

Step 5:  Cut a piece of string or floss in the correct length to hang in your desired spot. Carefully, fold over a scant 1/4" along the top edge. Lay the string inside this fold and glue with a tiny bit of craft glue.

Voila! Your skull banner is now ready to hang!


The Green Pea said...

Hello Toni, thank you for visiting The Green Pea. I see you are a talented young lady. What sweet items you have on etsy. Have a nice week end. sandi

Anonymous said...

I was just looking at papel picado yesterday and thinking about doing some. I had a basic idea of how to do it, but this tute has made it all clear for me. I love the skull pattern. It's great. Thanks.
ps. i'm starting to add links to my blog and wondering if you would like to exchange?

Sweetie Pie Suite said...

that would be great! i am trying to do the same, as i am just getting started here.