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RIP Skull Headstone


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Design by: CricutDesignTeam (1011 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Halloween Holiday Celebration Party Decorations/Favors Holiday Décor

This spooky headstone is perfect for giving someone the shivers!

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cricut Craft Room® Design Software
  • Paint sealer
  • Boxes to fit over chair backs
  • Utility knife
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Faux stone spray paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gray spray paint
  • Cardstock (1)
  • Paper towels
  • Foam boards (1)
  • Foam brushes
  • Foam sheets (2)

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cricut® Cuts:
Use project cut file (CCR File) to create cuts.

1. Headstone template
a. Cardstock headstone base (Headstone layer)
b. Foam headstone (Headston2 layer)

2. Title: RIP
a. Foam title/plaque (RIP layer)
Create headstone template from cuts 1a-1b. Trace cut 1a onto foam board. Cut out a larger headstone layer by tracing template three inches bigger. Use utility knife to cut out headstone. Use hot glue gun to adhere headstone to box.
Create title from cut 2a. use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.
Use utility knife to distress headstone so it appears cracked and damaged. Seal headstone using Mod Podge. Set aside to dry.
Lightly spray headstone with faux stone spray paint. Spray headstone with gray spray paint. Set aside dry.
Make a black paint wash by mixing water with black acrylic paint. Brush the wash onto headstone. Use a crumpled paper towel to dab the wash off in places to create a better stone effect. Fill in any desired dark areas with black paint. Set aside to dry.
Use paint sealer to seal the finished headstone.
Embellish as desired.

Step 1

Cricut® Cuts:
Use project cut file (CCR File) to create cuts.

1. Headstone template
a. Cardstock headstone base (Headstone layer)
b. Foam headstone (Headston2 layer)

2. Title: RIP
a. Foam title/plaque (RIP layer)

Step 2

Create headstone template from cuts 1a-1b. Trace cut 1a onto foam board. Cut out a larger headstone layer by tracing template three inches bigger. Use utility knife to cut out headstone. Use hot glue gun to adhere headstone to box.

Step 3

Create title from cut 2a. use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.

Step 4

Use utility knife to distress headstone so it appears cracked and damaged. Seal headstone using Mod Podge. Set aside to dry.

Step 5

Lightly spray headstone with faux stone spray paint. Spray headstone with gray spray paint. Set aside dry.

Step 6

Make a black paint wash by mixing water with black acrylic paint. Brush the wash onto headstone. Use a crumpled paper towel to dab the wash off in places to create a better stone effect. Fill in any desired dark areas with black paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 7

Use paint sealer to seal the finished headstone.

Step 8

Embellish as desired.

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SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
SHOWCASED - A FEATURED PROJECT
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES
  • PRIZED - PROJECT FAVED 25+ TIMES
  • CELEBRATED - PROJECT FAVED 50+ TIMES

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Love this project! Pics along the way in the directions would be very helpful!

Published on October 09, 2012 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate