Sometimes it’s really fun for my kids to have things they can do to decorate the house for holidays. This year I decided to create some fun customized Halloween window cling shapes that my kids and I could attach to the windows on our front porch and add to the festivity in our yard. Here’s how I made them!
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Feel free to skip to the application instructions.
To create your own image files:
Find an image on the internet and save it to your computer. (Remember if this is for personal use it is fine, if you are selling your designs then you need to create them yourself.)
In Design Space, on the left menu, go to the upload tab, then click “Upload Image”.
Browse for your file and click “upload”.
If it is a black and white silhouette image like mine, click “Simple”.
Click on the gray negative spaces to remove them from your image. Then click “Continue”.
Click on the right “Save as cut image”, then click “Save” on the bottom right.
Now in your Recently Uploaded section, click on your new cut image and click “Insert Image”.
Make the image the size you want, then add more images until you have a bunch of shapes to cut in that color. The Cricut Window Cling Halloween Sampler comes with three colors, orange, purple and black. I made shapes that I wanted in all three colors.
Once you have the designs all set up on your mat in design space, click on Make.
Select your Materials: “Window Cling”. Follow the instructions on the screen to cut the designs.
Cutting and Weeding:
Place the window cling onto your mat with the liner side down, cling side up! Load your mat. Press the Cricut button to start cutting!
After your images are cut, flip the mat over and peel the mat back from the window cling, as you’re holding the cling down, to remove it. This will prevent the window cling from getting messed up like it would if you peel the window cling off the top of the mat.
Now weed your cling from the negative space and throw it away.
Cut out your other colors!
Applying to Window:
Clean your windows. Then simply press the window cling shapes to the window and use your large scraper to make sure it adheres completely and slowly peel the backing off. It’s that easy!
Once they are all applied you have a beautiful festive Halloween window!
I hope you liked this tutorial. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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Thanks and happy creating! Have a spooky and safe Halloween!
Maker. DIY Blogger. Artist.
Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.