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DIY Halloween Wall Decoration with Silhouette Cameo 4 | Free Templates

Wall Decors for Halloween: Marriage of Catrinas and October 31st

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Some cultures think we should see death as part of life, so Halloween deserves to be celebrated in style.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make beautiful Halloween Wall Decor with Silhouette Cameo. If you have Cricut, Brother, or some other cutting plotter machine you can use the format compatible with your software and follow the tutorial.

When you download a design file it automatically downloads in SVG, Ai, DXF, Studio3, and Webp formats.

Plus I’ll give you lots of free design templates for you to enjoy making your DIY arrangements for this remarkable date.

These are the topics that we will cover in today’s tutorial:

  • Materials and accessories
  • Steps to organize designs in Silhouette Studio
  • Cutting process in Silhouette Cameo 4
  • Assembly process.

In this tutorial, we will learn and have fun at every step, so if you are new to this world I suggest you stick to the instructions to get a wonderful project.

Materials and accessories

*If you do not have a designer paper you can print your designs to obtain a homemade designer paper of your choice or use cardstock with the colors that are characteristic of Halloween: Orange, purple or beige.

**Choose the material and color of the frames according to your options or needs, make sure it matches the other materials.

Arrange Designs in Silhouette Studio

Step 1: Load the Halloween Wall Decor Design Template

Download the design file to a folder on your PC, then open the Silhouette Studio program and click the “File” button in the top panel, then click “Open.”

In the dialog box, browse to the folder in which you stored the design and double-click the file to open it in the Silhouette design software.

Step 2: Arrange the design for the cut

This is how you should see the Halloween wall decor designs when you open them:

Depending on the size of your frames you will need to adjust the size of the designs before cutting them.

My paintings measure 8 x 10.5 in (20.3 x 26.6 cm) so I will adjust my designs to this size.

Tip: I suggest you resize the designs having the elements grouped so they don’t lose their proportion.

Cutting process

Step 1: Select the elements, materials, tools, and cut settings for each element

I suggest you start by cutting the bottom sheet of the pictures. Take the measurement of the back frame of your pictures, draw a rectangle in the Silhouette design software with that same size and send it to be cut.

Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.

To cut this element you must select the designer paper and put it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.

Insert the AutoBlade into carriage 1 of the machine.

Click on the “Send” option in the lower section of the cut menu.

Note: Repeat this same step depending on the number of wall decors you are going to make, in my case I cut two backgrounds.

After having cut the backgrounds of the wall decors, I suggest you start with cutting the elements that go inside.

How about you cut out the “October 31” design first?… just bring it into the design area, and drag the rest out.

To cut this element you must select the black cardstock and put it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.

Insert the AutoBlade into carriage 1 of the machine.

Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.

To cut this element I suggest you activate the “Line Segment Overcut”.

October 31!

Now I suggest you cut the second and last design, the marriage of catrinas, you must first bring it to the design area.

To cut this element you must select the black vinyl and put it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.

Insert the AutoBlade into carriage 1 of the machine.

Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.

To cut this element I suggest you activate the “Line Segment Overcut”.

Perfect! You have already cut all the necessary elements… Now to assemble the wall decorations!

Step 2: Remove the Excess Vinyl

With the help of a hook, remember to remove the excess vinyl from the design. Check the design on your PC to see the areas you need to remove and not make mistakes.

Assembly process

Step 1: Use High-Quality Glue

Glue the “October 31” design to the background sheet of the wall decor using high-quality glue.

Note: I suggest you use the outline left over from the design cut as a reference to apply glue and the elements  on the background sheet  in a symmetrical way. 

Step 2: Using the transfer material

Add the vinyl cut catrinas wedding designs to the material or soft transfer tape.

Step 3: Transfer the design

Place the transfer paper with the vinyl design on the background sheet of the painting symmetrically, use a ruler to help you, take your time, you don’t want a crooked design.

Use a spatula to generate pressure on the design and improve adhesion on the background paper.

Tip: Avoid applying pressure with the spatula on the areas that do not have vinyl, to prevent the transfer material from sticking to the background paper and damaging it when you remove it.

Finally, remove the transfer material very slowly so that you can correct if any part of the design has not adhered properly to the backing film.

I already want to display these wall decorations at my Halloween party!

Congratulations, your Halloween wall decorations are ready!

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Free DIY Designs and Halloween Transfer Vinyl

I hope you have as much fun as I did making Halloween crafts! Here you can find the design templates I used in this tutorial and many others to inspire you to make multiple Super Boo’s! Crafts.