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{Tutorial} Halloween Silhouette Plates

Sew Woodsy: {Tutorial} Halloween Silhouette Plates

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

{Tutorial} Halloween Silhouette Plates

 
Recently, I've scene quite a few blog post on making silhouette plates. I love the concept, but it just isn't my style... until I realized I could make HALLOWEEN silhouette plates!!! After this "aha" moment I experience I was off to the thrift store to find me some plates! 4 plates for .69 cents and one plate for $1.99 and I was ready to start this project! I already had the spray paint at home, and I knew I could find more than enough cool Halloween cut-outs via one of the three Halloween cricut cartridges I own. Since these were for Halloween I wanted to spray the plates black to give more of a dark and eerie feel. 

Materials Needed:
Black Spray Paint
Drop Cloth
Old Plates
Spray Adhesive
Adhesive Plate Hangers
Cut-outs for plates (using paper)
Picture hooks and nails

1. Clean the plates really well. Lay a drop cloth outside and position plates. Spray evenly with black spray paint until well coated. Then turn the plates over and spray the back *trying not to spray in the middle circle. 

2. Next, you will want to cut out your desired silhouettes. With spray adhesive spray the paper cut out then adhere it on to the plate. Once the plates have dried transport them one by one. DO NOT stack these plates. I did this with one of the plates and ended up having to re-spray paint the plate! It will leave a ring around the plate. 
3. Next, you will want to adhere the adhesive plate disk to each of the plates. Follow the directions given on the package. The disc will need to dry 24 hours before hanging on the wall. After the 24 hours have passed test the disc to make sure they are sturdy enough. 
Hang the plates and enjoy!



*Big thanks to Ashley for allowing me to come over and make a few larger cuts on her cricut!!!


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41 Comments:

At October 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

They look great! I really love the one with the cat!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

 
At October 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Frizz said...

i'm SO trying this...totally cool.

Thanks for your nice comment. I'm hosting a spooky stamp giveaway on my blog if you are interested.

Frizz

 
At October 5, 2010 at 12:25 PM , Blogger bethy.d said...

Those look so great! What a fun way to decorate for fall. My kiddos will love helping me make some...I think I'll let each of them design their own spooky plate. :)

 
At October 6, 2010 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Artfulife said...

Those are so fun! Your Halloween display looks awesome :)

 
At October 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Nikki said...

Super cute, silhouettes are so hot right now! Thanks so much for linking these up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

 
At October 7, 2010 at 7:12 PM , Blogger Michelle@Sustainably Chic Designs said...

Very cute! Yours turned out great! Thanks for visiting me over at Sustainbly Chic Designs & for becoming a follower! I too am your newest follower! :)
http://sustainablychicdesigns.blogspot.com/

 
At October 7, 2010 at 11:20 PM , OpenID whilehewasnapping said...

These are a great twist on the silhouette plates I've been seeing! I love it. Come link these to my Halloween party this weekend. These would be such a great addition. Hope to see you there!

Krista
whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

 
At October 8, 2010 at 12:29 AM , Blogger Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Great project! I love how 5 plates make a big impact - and they're all different too. Very cute.

Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

 
At October 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Staci J said...

Wow!! Those are so spooky and cool! I love your wall and display;)
I'd lovefor you to come by and check out the fun giveaway going on right now!!
http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/
thanks!!

 
At October 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM , Blogger Kori said...

Love the skull!

 
At October 8, 2010 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Sachiko said...

How neat! I love your plates. :)

 
At October 8, 2010 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Tausha said...

These are darling!! In a spooky way of course! I am loving the cat!! Did you just just vinyl and cut your images or did you use paper and mod podge? Would love to know your secret! Happy Weekend!!

 
At October 9, 2010 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Kelley said...

super cute! really love how it turned out...good for you.

 
At October 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Laurie said...

Oh, girl! These are too, too adorable! esp love the skeleton sihouette!

 
At October 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Blogger Madigan at madiganmade said...

Wow. So simple and striking. Love the black & white.

 
At October 10, 2010 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Janice said...

These are soo awesome!! Great Idea!!

 
At October 11, 2010 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Katie Love your plates! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

 
At October 11, 2010 at 10:05 PM , Blogger The Wool Acorn said...

I like the picture of Mr. Sew Woodsy armed with a hammer.

I've been into silhouettes lately... so glad I had my children done when they were about 6 and 8 and 8. Those are my dining room.

Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

xx
Terri
thewoolacorn.com

 
At October 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Ginger said...

Cool! Thanks for linking up to The Halloween Scene!

 
At October 12, 2010 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Lauren @ 31diy said...

Love this! I've been into silhouettes lately, and this one is one I might have to try! Thanks for sharing!

Also, thanks for your kind comment on my dog silhouette pumpkins! I'm following you. :)

Lauren
http://31diy.blogspot.com

 
At October 13, 2010 at 3:02 AM , Blogger Janet said...

These are super cute. I can't tell what the top right one is. I keep staring at it but I can't figure it out. I am sure I will have an Aha moment when you tell me.

Stopping by from the CSI project.

Janet

 
At October 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Katie said...

@Tausha I cut the silhouette's out of paper and adhered them with spray adhesive

@Janet--the top right figure is a headless horseman ;)

Thank you all for the kind comments!

 
At October 13, 2010 at 10:51 PM , Blogger KM @ This Plate is Full said...

those look great!!

 
At October 13, 2010 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing with us your fun addition to a Halloween display A Crafty Soiree! Is Halloween your favorite holiday or do you go al out for everyone? Hope you'll join us at the newest one, it begins tomorrow!

 
At October 14, 2010 at 12:20 AM , Blogger this blessed nest said...

i love silhouette plates! they are so fun. the black makes the pop! lucky score finding some fun plate sizes at goodwill!

thanks for linking up to the silhouette party!

kellie

 
At October 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Yes if you haven't guessed Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year.

 
At October 14, 2010 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Scrappy Gifts said...

Clever idea and great way to use your Cricut. Love how you used different sized plates. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

 
At October 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM , Blogger AUDRA said...

fabulous

 
At October 19, 2010 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love these!! :)

 
At October 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Kelli @ RTSM said...

So fun! I love the black for Halloween!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Angie @ The Country Chic Cotta said...

Love these!! :)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing with us your fun addition to a Halloween display A Crafty Soiree! Is Halloween your favorite holiday or do you go al out for everyone? Hope you'll join us at the newest one, it begins tomorrow!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Scrappy Gifts said...

Clever idea and great way to use your Cricut. Love how you used different sized plates. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous The Wool Acorn said...

I like the picture of Mr. Sew Woodsy armed with a hammer.

I've been into silhouettes lately... so glad I had my children done when they were about 6 and 8 and 8. Those are my dining room.

Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

xx
Terri
thewoolacorn.com

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Stephanie Lynn @Under the Tabl said...

Hi Katie Love your plates! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Laurie said...

Oh, girl! These are too, too adorable! esp love the skeleton sihouette!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Tausha said...

These are darling!! In a spooky way of course! I am loving the cat!! Did you just just vinyl and cut your images or did you use paper and mod podge? Would love to know your secret! Happy Weekend!!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Staci J said...

Wow!! Those are so spooky and cool! I love your wall and display;)
I'd lovefor you to come by and check out the fun giveaway going on right now!!
http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/
thanks!!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Michelle@Sustainably Chic Desi said...

Very cute! Yours turned out great! Thanks for visiting me over at Sustainbly Chic Designs & for becoming a follower! I too am your newest follower! :)
http://sustainablychicdesigns.blogspot.com/

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Artfulife said...

Those are so fun! Your Halloween display looks awesome :)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Frizz said...

i'm SO trying this...totally cool.

Thanks for your nice comment. I'm hosting a spooky stamp giveaway on my blog if you are interested.

Frizz

 

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