I like having DIY Halloween decor pieces that are colorful and pack a punch! Today’s project is a centerpiece. Really, it can’t be called a “centerpiece” if it doesn’t take center stage! This could easily be mantle or shelf decor as well. It is easy to customize according to your style- the basic assembly is the same.
- Darice Craft Dies.
- Darice 6″ Paper Mache Round Box.
- Core’dinations Orange Party Mixers Rosettes.
- Core’dinations Black Party Mixers Rosette Garland (optional, for embellishing)
- Purple Acrylic Craft Paint.
- Black Chalkboard Paint.
- Darice Foam Brush.
- Darice Black Craft Wire.
- Darice Black Paper Shred.
- Core’dinations Core Basics Patterned Paper in Purple & Yellow Large Dot
- Core Essentials™ Cardstock Sheets in Nightfall, Purple Majesty, Orange
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Darice Bamboo Skewers.
- Floral Foam.
The first thing I did in this DIY Halloween decor project was assemble the rosettes. Core’dinations Party Mixers series come with everything you need to easily assemble the three coordinated rosettes in the package. The package also contains easy, detailed instructions for assembly.
Next you can choose how you would like to decorate the centers of your rosettes. I am going to show you a fun technique you can use with Darice craft dies. Using the jack-o-lantern die, cut both an orange and a black shape from Core’dinations cardstock.
Core’dinations cardstock is unique from other cardstocks because the core of the paper is a lighter tone than the outer color. When you sand the cardstock, the lighter core is revealed. This looks especially great with anything that is embossed. Lightly sand the die cut shapes with the sanding tool.
Now I am going to show you how to layer the dies to add dimension and custom color to your image. Using the black shape as the base, set it aside. Using scissors or a craft knife, cut the orange die cut shape, eliminating the parts of the image that will be black.
Using punches, die cuts, electronic cutting machine or a template, create two background circles for your layered die cut base shape. I also added small flower embellishments. Again, you can choose how to decorate the centers of your rosettes however you want! Have fun with this step and make your DIY Halloween decor unique.
Allow the black paint to dry, then paint purple stripes on the box using craft paint. The stripes do not have to be perfect. I used the 1 inch brush width as the width of the stripe and just eyeballed it.
Looking for another DIY Halloween decor project that coordinates well with this centerpiece? Check out this pumpkin and bat Halloween paper craft rosette banner.