Happy Halloween Jacks!

Materials

  • Craft plywood, 6"x12" and Thin plywood, 6"x12"
  • K&Company print paper: Halloween Specialty Pad
  • Cardstock: yellow, orange
  • Black/white spider web-print ribbon, 20" length
  • Royal Rub-On Transfers: Spider Web
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Ellison Sizzix Machine and Dies: Jack-o-Lantern, Pumpkin, Bigz Sassy Serif Alphabet, Bigz Boss-O Alphabet Set, Witch Hat Broom & Shoes
  • DecoArt Americana: Acrylic Paints: Lamp Black, Lavender, Sour Apple; Weathered Wood

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when applying crackle medium.

STEP 2

  • On covered work surface, paint craft plywood rectangle Lamp Black. Let dry. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply Weathered Wood crackle medium with Lavender to top of board. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Use machine and Witch's Hat die to cut one shape from thin plywood sheet. Paint hat Lamp Black and hat band Lavender. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Use machine and "H" die to cut shape from thin plywood sheet. Paint "H" Sour Apple. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer spider rub-ons onto witch's hat and "H."

STEP 6

  • Use machine and Pumpkin die to cut two shapes from yellow cardstock and Jack-o-Lantern die to cut two shapes from orange cardstock. Glue jack-o-lantern shapes on pumpkin shapes. Paint pumpkin stems Sour Apple. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • Use machine and Boss-O Alphabet dies to cut from print paper: two P and two L shapes from orange polka-dot; Y, O, and W from green polka-dot; N and two A shapes from black polka-dot.

STEP 8

  • Glue "H" on witch's hat. Glue alphabet letters and jack-o-lanterns on plaque.

STEP 9

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer spider web and spider rub-ons onto top corner of plaque.

STEP 10

  • For hanger, measure and cut two 10" lengths of print ribbon. Glue ends of each ribbon length onto top back of plaque. Tie ends together.
by Debby Forshey-Choma
Happy Halloween Jacks!
Happy Halloween Jacks!