Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Car Accents for Halloween Decor

That's right!

We're at it again!

Showcasing amazing creations and ideas for you using our Car Accents vinyl!

Which as you have seen is NOT JUST for cars. And a fun surprise for you that our Black Car Accents can be written on with chalk! Imagine the possibilities for what you can do with that!!

Just look at what our talented Glue Girls have made for you today!!

Glue Arts Car Accents pumpkins 
Designer: Jessica Barnett

Glue Arts Car Accents in Apple Cider and Blackout (Or choose other colors that you like. Purple, green, orange and black would be really cute too!)
Assorted craft pumpkins
Manual or electric die cutter or circle templates
Circle dies for manual cutter

1. Cut the vinyl into assorted circle sizes. I used my manual die cutter and a die that had four sizes of circles on it. 
2. Stick the circles to the pumpkins and smooth out with your fingertips. If there are creases you can pull the vinyl back up a little and smooth it back out. TIPS: Use the larger circles near the center of the larger pumpkins and the smaller ones to fill in. The curve in the pumpkins at the ends will make it more difficult to get a smooth look on the larger circles. 

Halloween Hurricane Candle
Designer: Kristen Swain

Glue Arts Car Accents ( Black Out, White Out, and Pumpkin Patch )
Cricut Expression Die Cut machine
Happy Hauntings Cartridge, Cricut Cake Seasonal Cake Art cartridge
Hurricane candle holder ( glass ) and optional - candle

Designer Tip: I used an already swirl frosted glass hurricane lamp that I have as an everyday decoration, the swirls add interest to the spooky additions of the Car Accent vinyl. When the holiday season is over, I can store these accents on sheets of wax paper in a binder and save them for the next year!

 1. Cut out black skeleton frame at 6 inches. Cut out white skeleton frame at 6 inches, only using interior frame, placing inside black frame. Cut out orange skeleton frame at 5.75 inches, only using interior frame. ( Keep extra frames to add to other projects)
 2. Cut out witch profile at 4 inches, add inside orange frame.
 3. Cut out black bat border at 3 inches, adhere along top of hurricane glass.
 4. Adhere black skeleton frame to hurricane glass front.
 5. Cut out letters for Happy Halloween in orange in 1 inch size. Arrange around black skeleton frame.

Witches Cap & Trick Bucket
Designer: Leslie Ashe

Car Accents in Blackout
Ribbon Adhesive
Adhesive Squares

Instructions on creating witch's cap:
-to create cone you need a sheet of 12x12 cardstock (any color, you're going to cover's your chance to use a color in your stash you're not fond of, ha!)
-use a compass to draw a half circle.
-roll into cone shape, adhere ends together.
-roll onto Glue Arts Car Accents color of your choice (I used black)
-base is a 6" circle cut from chipboard (you can also use cardstock, a heavier type) with a hole the same diameter as base of the cone.
-cover in Glue Arts Car Accents color of your choice (again, I used black)
-slide down cone to bottom and adhere.
-tie ribbon around bottom & add embellishment at center.

Car Accents in: Plum Crazy, Goin Green, Blackout, Pumpkin Patch, Sterling Silver & Whiteout
Ribbon Adhesive
Adhesive Squares  

instructions on creating trick bucket:
-paint a small 4 inch bucket black (if it isn't can find these in the $ spot at Target)
-punch circle shapes out of Glue Arts Car Accents in colors of your choice (here I used silver, white, green, orange and purple.)
-cling to bucket & add embellishments if you choose
-wrap tulle around handle of bucket and tie at the corner.

Halloween Framed Chalkboard Menu
Designer: Danielle Flanders

Designer Note: When I saw the black Car Accents, I thought of a chalkboard and tried chalk on it right away! It worked! It erases with a wet paper towel. So, I decided to create a Halloween menu board that you could display at a party. You could also create one of these to have in your kitchen that isn't just for Halloween too!

An 8" x 10" frame (with a stand in the back)
Car Accents by Glue Arts in Blackout
Glue Glider by Glue Arts
Perma Tac adhesive by Glue Arts
Happy Halloween stickers and paper from Echo Park
Spider rings/webbing from craft store

1. Remove glass from frame. Cut Car Accents vinyl piece 8 x 10" to fit inside frame. Attach to cardboard backing and put frame back together. Do not put glass back in, because we want to be able to write on the chalkboard.
2. Cut green web sticker 8" long and adhere to top over vinyl.
3. Cut striped sticker 8" long and adhere to outside of frame.
4. Adhere "Trick or Treat" sticker and spider sticker. Attach web sticker. Cut ring off of spider and adhere to web sticker.
5. Write menu ingredients on Car Accents with piece of chalk (you can use different colors of chalk if you wish).
6. Cut paper for bottom of frame 8" long. Adhere to vinyl. Stand frame up and dress it up with webbing and more spider rings. You can get the vinyl wet to erase the chalk and write a new menu!

So tell're really now realizing the endless possibilities for what you can use our Car Accents products on!!!! We know now that you're even more excited to get some for yourself. Well we can help with that in one of two ways. First leave us a comment! We'll pick a winner next Monday who will win an assortment of our Car Accents including our two newest colors Pumpkin Patch and Apple Cider!

And second in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month we will be celebrating with specials for you all month long. Last Friday we kicked off our special with our New Car Accents. Simply place an order today through this Thursday and you'll receive 15% off our Car Accents products (using code BCD15) and FREE SHIPPING!! Plus Glue Arts will donate an additional 5% of your order sale to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Each week we'll highlight a new product for you to purchase at this specials savings.

And we'll tuck into every order a special Glue Arts Car Accent Breast Cancer Ribbon! We're all Pros for the Cure!!

See you back here on Friday with more spookalicious Halloween decor ideas!!


  1. Wow...I really need to get my hands on some of these car accents! Sooo much fun!

  2. WOW - these are awesome projects!!! Totally inspiring!

  3. Okay so fun! There are too many ways to use - wouldn't know where to begin with mine! Guess that's a good problem to have, huh?


  4. That witch's hat is SOOOOOOOO Cute! Love these--so fun:) TFS!!

  5. An amazing DT! Every single project is just beyond cute!

  6. Love the projects! What an innovative dt!!! :)

  7. Yet another great project and product! Thanks for sharing..

  8. Love the variety of projects done with this vinyl! They're all great.

  9. Loving all the different creative uses for Halloween projects/decorations!

  10. Awesome variety of Halloween projects! Thanks for sharing them.

  11. these are so awesome - I would have never thought of making all these decor items. Very cool!

  12. I love the idea of using the vinyl for a chalkboard!

  13. WOW That looks like a lot of fun with the chalk on it too. Lot's of possibilities.

  14. Oh wow they just get better and better, loving all the talent you ladies are providing. Thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx

  15. These Halloween projects are so awesome! I need to get busy and make some myself.

  16. Love the pumpkins and the treat bucket is sooo cute. TFS.

  17. I so love this idea- the menu board for halloween is my fav- thanks for the inspiration danielle!

  18. The spooky bird feeder and picture frame projects are out of this world! Love 'em and can't wait to do something like them myself!

  19. Ok, I just saw the pumkins with car vinyl and what a great idea!! How fun!

  20. These are just fantastic ideas!

  21. Love all the inspiration from the DT Team!!
    Amazing scrap projects!!
    I would use it to make book covers and for various altered projects!