Want to impress your guests with custom made party pieces? Yeah, you can do that!
Need a treat tray*? How about coasters? Wall art or a sign for your table? All are possible with a little paint, colorful paper, and some good, old-fashioned Mod Podge.
I love this project because you completely customize your party, or even your everyday decor, in just a few steps. From a groovy, retro-inspired piece to a gothic floral sign, just changing the colors and papers can create an entirely different theme.
This project is quick, simple, and inexpensive. (The trifecta of party planning wins.) And, there is no limit to what you can create.
This felt Halloween Skull Wall Decor is crafted with our Skull Trio Party Pattern. Grab your free copy from the Haunted Library. And, don’t forget to visit the introduction post to see what else you can do with these skellie faces.
*For food safety, use with wrapped treats only.
- Craft paper
- Project base (wooden disc, sign or tray, etc.)
- Acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
To machine cut:
- SVG Cut File
- Cutting machine with mat and blade
- Foam brushes
NOTE: If using a cutting machine, be sure to secure your material to the proper mat for your machine. Select the appropriate cutting settings and install the correct cutting blade for the material.
To hand cut:
- Pattern PDF
- Scissors or X-Acto knife
- Marking pen or pencil (not shown)
- Foam brushes
Before You Get Started:
Get your free copy of this pattern from the Haunted Library.
If you are going to use a cutting machine, upload the pattern file to your design software. To cut by hand, print, cut out the pattern, and trace onto materials.
1. Cut one or more skulls for your art piece and paint your project base. Let dry.
TIP: Keep and incorporate the eye and nose cutouts for this or another project.
2. Using a foam brush, coat the painted project base with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
3. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of your skull and any cutout pieces using a foam brush.
TIP: Brush the Mod Podge right up and over the the outside edges and along the openings so the piece will adhere well to the base.
4. Place skull and any cutouts on base and, working from the center outward, and gently smooth any bubbles or wrinkles. Coat entire project with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
5. That’s it! Now you’re ready to party.
TIP: Don’t overlook the prepainted signs at your craft store in the clearance section. The charcoal sign with the floral patterned skull shown here was originally a lemon sign.