Sunday, September 30, 2012

DIY Halloween Plates



Back in August I started brainstorming and gathering ideas for my Fall and Halloween decor, and as I was flipping through home decor magazines, I discovered these cute plates and knew I wanted to make something similar.

So I broke the Cricut and began creating my design using black vinyl.

The point behind this DIY project was to achieve the "look for less", so I used the cartridges I had and the only thing I had to buy was the white plate, which I found for $0.99 at the GW.
I searched high and low for a plate like the one in the magazine with a black rim and could not find one for the life of me, so I chose a plate that had a rim and thought about painting it black, but opted out to keep it simple.

So using my Doodle Charms cartridge, I made the spider, then used transfer paper to transfer the image onto the plate.
I used the basic cartridge called Fonts for the letters, then transferred them onto the plate with transfer paper as well.
Here is a picture of me using transfer paper for a different plate (one you will see soon) 
...just to illustrate how the transfer paper woks. I love it and couldn't make vinyl projects without it!

As I attached my letters, one by one, I placed them in a whimsical pattern around the curve of the plate, then once I was done I used some velcro strips to adhere the plate to the wall.
And PRESTO! There is my DIY Halloween plate! I {LOVE} how it turned out!


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I've been a busy bee trying to get all my fall projects tackled, and I'm almost ready to reveal my entire Halloween entry way and mantel, so stay tuned for more Fall and Halloween decor in the upcoming week!

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By Stephanie Lynn


  1. Jennifer, This is so stinkin' cute!!!! What a clever idea to decorate for Halloween! YOur plates have a big WOW factor!
    Please stop by StoneGable and join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS. Your great dyi pedestal will be a welcomed addition! Linky goes live Wednesday at 8:00pm.

  2. These look great Jennifer! I may have to give it a try....

  3. Your plate turned out great-very cute:@)

  4. Very, very cute! Makes me want one of those machines! :) Can't wait to see your whole Halloween decor!

  5. I love this. The image really pops:) Thanks for sharing. I posted vintage chenille pumpkin to this party:) I'm a newbie. Join my blog and like my page at

  6. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creations. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, halloween themed linky party, live today!

  7. Too cute Jennifer! Thanx for coming to THT.

  8. These are so cute and simple! Pinning. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  9. very cute Jennifer...I have a cricut that does not get nearly enough use as it should...I should really dig it out...thank you for sharing...xo

  10. Super cute plates! I tried making my own using mod podge and acrylic paint. That was a massive fail. Ha!

    I definitely need to invest in a cricut!

    Found you through the blog hop. Newest follower via email subscription!


  11. So neat! I'm always looking for a way to do it cheaper!

    - The Tablescaper

  12. These are adorable. Very creative!! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on right now.

    Thanks, Nichi

  13. So cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Hi Jennifer, what a cute way to decorate for Halloween! Love your Halloween plates! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jennifer,
    Love the spooky plate! Thanks so much for linking up to my party. This week's will be live tomorrow. I hope you can join in again!
    I'm your newest linky follower!
    House on the Way

  16. Fantastic! Love your plates - these Cricuts are really fantastic! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I loved this so much that it will be FEATURED this week. The party will be live tonight. So, come see your feature and link up again. Thanks, Nichi

  18. Adorable! I love vinyl!! So versatile and easily removed so you can redecorate over and over again! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  19. these are so cute!! We would love it if you could add this to our new blog party! i think our readers would think these are adorable!!

    Thank you!!


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