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Lenore Headstone


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Design by: CricutDesignTeam (1008 Projects)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Halloween Holiday Celebration Party Decorations/Favors Holiday Décor

Give your Halloween dinner party a creepy touch with this headstone!

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
  • Hot glue gun
  • Faux stone spray paint
  • 12" x 24" Cutting Mat
  • Gray spray paint
  • Cardstock (1)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam boards (2)
  • Paper towels
  • Foam sheets (3)
  • Foam brushes

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cricut® Cuts:

Use project cut file (CCR File) to create cuts.

1. Crosses
a. Larger cardstock cross (Crosses layer)
b. Smaller cardstock cross (Crosses layer)

2. Headstone embellishments
a. Foam raven/title (Nevermore layer)
b. Foam damask (Nevermore layer)

3. Title: Here Lies Lenore
a. Foam title/plaque (Lenore layer)

Create crosses from cuts 1a-1b. Trace one cut 1a and two cuts 1b onto foam boards. Use utility knife to cut images. Use hot glue gun to layer together. Use hot glue gun to adhere to box top.
Use utility knife to distress headstone so it appears cracked and damaged. Seal headstone using Mod Podge. Set aside to dry.
Create headstone embellishments from cuts 2a-2b. Use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.
Create title from cut 3a. Use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.
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. Crosses
a. Larger cardstock cross (Crosses layer)
b. Smaller cardstock cross (Crosses layer)

2. Headstone embellishments
a. Foam raven/title (Nevermore layer)
b. Foam damask (Nevermore layer)

3. Title: Here Lies Lenore
a. Foam title/plaque (Lenore layer)

Step 2

Create crosses from cuts 1a-1b. Trace one cut 1a and two cuts 1b onto foam boards. Use utility knife to cut images. Use hot glue gun to layer together. Use hot glue gun to adhere to box top.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Create headstone embellishments from cuts 2a-2b. Use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.

Step 5

Create title from cut 3a. Use hot glue gun to adhere to headstone.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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 8

Use paint sealer to seal the finished headstone.

Step 9

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

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