Simple Halloween decor is the way to go! These DIY Halloween Votives made by Creative Contributor Chloe from Boxwood Avenue are just that! (You HAVE to check out her Holiday Ribbon shop) Even if you don’t own a Cricut Explore Air™, you can still create a fun Halloween design using a Xacto knife and black vinyl. If you’re thinking about purchasing one of these amazing machines, here’s my affiliate link.
DIY Halloween Votives Halloween Decor
Before we moved to the ranch, I went all out for Halloween. I actually won “Best Halloween Decorations” in our neighborhood two years in a row. So when we moved, I was disappointed that our mile long driveway and the scarcely populated town didn’t fare well for spooky décor or trick-or-treaters.
I have since stored away most of our Halloween decorations, and instead simply put out pumpkins, gourds, and garland; little pieces of the season that can be left out for the entirety of November.
I don’t find myself using any of the black cat cutouts, spooky spiders, or hanging ghosts like I used to, but this year, I decided I would add small elements of Halloween with these DIY Halloween Votives without overdoing it.
I do love a wonderfully decorated Halloween house (whether ‘haunted’ or not), and find so much inspiration flipping through the pages of the seasonal catalogs at the grocery store. However, I would rather save the money for decorations that really speak to me (ie: everything Christmas). Finding inexpensive ways to dress up items I already have is my favorite way to decorate for holidays such as Halloween, St. Patty’s Day, and Valentine’s Day.
To make these votives, I reached for my favorite holiday crafting tool, my Cricut Explore Air™, and in about five minutes flat, I made half a dozen votives perfect for adorning my entryway. I love adding vinyl to glass because it can easily be removed, and is so incredibly versatile. I will be making similar versions for Christmas and all of the other holidays that I decorate for!
DIY Halloween Votive Supplies:
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Step 1: Open up this file in the Cricut Design Studio.
Step 2: Load vinyl onto the cutting mat, load into your Cricut, and cut.
Step 3: Once finished, use scissors to cut each shape out into individual squares. Remove the surrounding excess vinyl and weed out any extra pieces with tweezers.
Step 4: Use your fingers or transfer tape to place the shapes onto the glass, and enjoy!
Make up a few to line up along the mantel, or just place a few around the house. It’s just the touch of Halloween you need!