Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Decor & More!


What can we say...we get a BIG kick out of Halloween!

All this week we have been showcasing spooktacular ways for you to use our Car Accents.

Our Glue Girls Design Team have outdone themselves with their creative and fun ideas for including Car Accents in your home decor! Just look what Glue Girls Lesley Langdon, Cheri Wenger and Patti Milazzo have come up with for you today!!

Converting Car Accents into Fridge Accents: Making Bottle Cap Magnets
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Glue Arts Car Accents (Blackout)
Glue Arts Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares

Bottle Caps
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) by Ranger Industries
Patterned Paper
1 1/8 inch Hole Punch
Ink (Dark Brown)
Silhouette Die Cut Machine
Halloween Die Cut Files
Tin Foil
Toaster Oven

1. Run Glue Arts Car Accents vinyl through your die cutting machine to cut out 1 inch Halloween images.
2. Punch round patterned paper circles, ink around edges.
3. Adhere paper inside the bottle caps with Glue Arts Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares.
4. Pour UTEE inside each bottle cap, place on plate covered in tin foil, heat set in toaster oven (approximately 5 minutes on broil – watch carefully).
5. Let cool and apply Car Accents Halloween images.
6. Adhere magnets to the back side of the bottle cap with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. 

Converting Car Accents into Fridge Accents: Die Cut Images
Designer: Lesley Langdon


Glue Arts Car Accents (Blackout)
Glue Arts Car Accents (Goin’ Green)

Silhouette Die Cut Machine
Silhouette Shapes (Witches Boots, Spider Web, Spider, October 31, Black Cat)

Witches Boots Instructions:
1. Cut shapes with Silhouette Die Cut Machine or similar.
2. For boots, cut Goin' Green Car Accents first, adhere to fridge, then adhere black boots over top.
3. Adhere October, 31, and cat above the boots.

Spider Web Instructions:
1. Cut web and spiders, and Happy Halloween with Silhouette Die Cut Machine or similar.
2. Adhere web to top of fridge.
3. Cut strips of Blackout Car Accents for dangling spider webs.
4. Make Car Accents magnets and place on and below the spider's web.

HallowTEEN Beware Sign
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Glue Arts Car Accents: Black & White Vinyl
Adhesive: Extreme Adhesive Squares; U-Cut-It 3-D Adhesive Foam and Glue Glider with Extreme Adhesive Cartridge
Cardstock: (Echo Park) Bat Festival (Purple stars on reverse); Spider Webs (green grid on reverse); Costume Party (multi zig zag on reverse); Haunted House (polka dot on reverse) and (The Paper Shoppe) Green Solid Linen
Embellishments: (Making Memories) Jumbo black & White Brads; (Favorite Findings) Orange & Green Buttons
Ribbons:(Michaels' Celebrate It™) Basic Black 1-1/2" Satin Ribbon and Harvest wired metallic ribbon
Inks: (Stampin’ Up!®) Basic Black Classic Ink
Tools: (We R Memory Keepers) Crop-A-Dile; (Xacto) Cutting Knife and (Creative Memories) cutting mat and (Fiskars) scissors
Digital Image: (Cheri Wenger at
Fonts: ( Lycanthrope and Burning Wrath

1. Size text and skull to fit on 12 x 12 sheet.
2. Cut white and black vinyl using svg files and diecutting machine.
3. Layer white skull onto piece of black vinyl. Trim around edges using cutting knife and mat. This doesn't have to be exact. You can leave more black showing for a shadow effect. Apply skull as shown to green CS.
4. Cut Green Grid to 7-1/4" x 2". Add “Beware” lettering on top. Ink around edges by dragging stamp pad around cardstock. Make streaks. Matt with purple stars cardstock (CS). Set aside to adhere later.
5. Cut zig zag pattern from CS sheet. Just place this and matted text on top for positioning of other text.
6. Apply Hormonal Teenager Inside text to sign. Use your cutting knife to help with removing from sheet and applying to sign. If you are concerned about doing this and aligning by hand, Silhouette sells transfer paper to help with applying vinyl graphics to projects.
7. Apply “Scary!” text to sign leaving room for borders on bottom.
8. Cut 1" x 12" strip of orange polka dot CS and attach to bottom of green CS with Pro and extreme adhesive. Cut 3/8" strip of purple stars CS and apply on top of that border.
9. Use remainder of zig zag cut out and trim tall enough to attach to back side of sign with Pro and extreme adhesive.
10. Attach buttons with extreme adhesive squares. Roll excess adhesive around backs of buttons and attach in pattern on top of borders.
11. Add any additional black ink smudges to sides of CS. Then attach zig zag strip to top of sheet using extreme adhesive and Glue Glider™ Pro. Layer Beware matt on top with 3-D adhesive foam cut into small strips attached to back of matt.
12. Use knife to cut slits and insert large white brads.
13. Cut piece of metallic wired ribbon to desired length for hanging and knot ends around backs of brads leaving some excess one each side to bend.
14. Cut black ribbon and make large bow. Trim V-slits on ends with scissors.
15. Optional step: reinforce with chipboard to make sturdier. Attach chipboard with Pro and extreme adhesive.

Suggestion: Use balled up piece of extreme adhesive to attach to door, or use removable hook for hanging.

HallowTEEN No Creepers Sign
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Glue Arts Car Accents: Black & Orange Vinyl
Adhesive: Extreme Adhesive Squares and Glue Glider with Extreme Adhesive Cartridge
Cardstock: (Echo Park) Halloween Border Strip (webs);(The Paper Shoppe) Charcoal Solid Linen (I used smoother side) and (Stampin’ Up!®) Basic Black
Other: 24 gauge black wire and 12" x 12" piece of chipboard or cardboard
Narrows 3/8" Orange Dotted Ribbon
Tools: (We R Memory Keepers) Crop-A-Dile; (Stampin’ Up!®) Eyelet Border Punch and (Fiskars) Paper Trimmer
Digital Images: (Cheri Wenger at
Fonts: ( Lycanthrope

1. Size type and graphics to fit onto 12 x 12 cardstock (CS).
2. Cut out black and orange vinyl graphics using diecut machine and svg files.
3. Slowly apply drippings across top of grey CS, rolling off small amounts at a time and smoothing onto sheet lightly. When you have everything in final position, rub down to remove any air bubbles.
4. Ad “NO” below drippings and “Creepers Allowed!” below that. Then add bat.
5. Trim out border strip of webs from cardstock including 2 rows of polka dotted orange pattern above it using a paper trimmer. Apply to bottom of 12 x 12 CS using Glue Glider™ Pro with extreme adhesive cartridge.
6. Cut 1-5/8" strip of black 12" long CS. Punch border and attach to back side of sign with Pro.
7. Reinforce sign by adhering 12 x 12" piece of chipboard to back of sign with Pro and Extreme adhesive.
8. Use Crop-A-Dile to punch small holes in 2 corner and top center of sign.
9. Cut about 30" strip of black wire and feed through center hole and twist. Make arches on each side. Feed ends through front of side holes and twist into coils. Trim excess if necessary.
10. Feed 15" piece of wire through center hole and twist around center wire and make loops on each side.
11. Tie orange ribbon around wire and make a bow. Trim ends.

Suggestion: Use balled up piece of extreme adhesive to attach to door, or use removable hook for hanging.

The WiTCH is in... Framed Sign
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts Car Accents - BlackOut, Pumpkin Patch & Goin' Green
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
Glue Arts Perma Tac Adhesive Cartridge
Black Frame - 2 photo frame
Echo Park Happy Halloween pattern paper
Fiskars ('Lil Davis) Spooky Frightful Stamps

1. Cover background paper in frame with Halloween pattern paper.
2. Print witch's hat silhouette, hat band and cauldron on paper, trace and cut out from BlackOut Car Accents. *The images are simple clip-art that I enlarged to fit the frame as I needed.
3. With the paper still on the hat and cauldron, position them on the glass to determine where to stamp. Then remove the paper and stamp the pattern paper background with Halloween stamps and replace into frame.
4. Next, apply the hat and cauldron to the front of the glass on the frame. *Keep top of cauldron slightly lifted for bubbles.
5. Die cut bubbles from Goin' Green Car Accents and tuck under the top of the cauldron and around it as if they are flowing out.
6. Die cut letters "the WiTCH is in" from BlackOut Car Accents and apply next to cauldron.

Are you now thinking about all the ways you can use our Car Accents products? The possibilities are truly endless as our fantastic team of Designers have shown this week!

Leave us a comment today and we'll pick a winner that will receive their own sampling of our New Car Accents and our two newest colors! 

And as a special treat, Designer Lesley Langdon is giving away a set of 6 of her adorable Spooky Magnets! We'll pick another winner to win those as well!   

As mentioned all month long we're honoring October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month we will be celebrating with specials for you all month long. Last Friday we kicked off our specials that will run all month long. Simply place an order today through next Thursday and you'll receive 15% off all of our  Extreme Adhesive 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!!

Be sure to leave a comment to win!!


  1. Oh My these are the Cutest thing's wow..

  2. These look like loads of fun, and simple. Had to LOL at the hormonal teenager sign. Not sure I'd want to be the one to hang it up, though. May need to make one for me and lock myself in the crafting room.

  3. Great projects, love them all especially the teenagers door sign I think my house need's one of those lol.
    Kim xXx

  4. OMGoodness....the signs are great....and the bottle cap tiny and adorable.

  5. Those are adorable ideas! I love the HallowTeen signs!

  6. FANTASTIC projects!!!! Unbelievable creativity! Way to go, DT!

  7. All the projects are so cool. I just love all the different ways you can use this product. Thanks so much for a chance at this amazing giveaway.

  8. Wow so many great projects, looks like a fun product to experiment with.

  9. All of the projects are adorable. Love the teenager sign and the witch legs on the fridge. What great products you have.

  10. love them all - the witch legs? I want them for my fridge!!! I've been toying with the idea of the bottle cap magnets for awhile - so cute!

  11. Looks easy and fun. So many things to do with the vinyl that I would never have dreamed of.

  12. OMG! Everyone's creations are soooooo cool! I love the magnets!

  13. Way cute...may have to CASE some of these..Thanks for the ideas.

  14. I have two hormonal teenagers in my house right now.... I so relate! Love that sign

  15. so adorable! love it! you guys never let me down!

  16. Really cute projects!
    I would love to try out those car accents.

  17. Love it! Want it!

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  19. love, love, love those bottlecaps!!! SuperCute projects.

  20. omg!!! I wish I had made something like the teenage sign a few years maybe I can change it up and do one for terrible twos now!!

  21. well the kids will want to make these. thanks

    thanks for the fun though.

  22. What great Halloween decorations! :-)

  23. These are some great projects. Thanks for the makes for copying so much easier!

  24. These are amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Super projects. Like that you can cut such small images from the Car Accents. Gotta get me some. Love that it comes in 12X12 size too.

  26. I'm thinking spooky Halloween rings...similar to the bottle cap idea but with plastic dollar store rings, glitter and glossy accents to seal.

    ps-I love the teen sign for my dd's room!

  27. OH MY GOODNESS--love those bottle caps! SO FUN! Thanks for sharing such great inspiraiton!!

  28. These are amazing ideas and projects. Thank you so much!

  29. Great projects! Love those bottle caps.

  30. More great ideas!! I have to confer I too love those bottle caps.. I tip my hat to the DT for sure!

  31. These projects are awesome! I love having the instructions included. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Woo Hoo! Thanks for the chance to win. These projects were as awesome as all the others you have been posting!

  33. Very cool projects!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  34. Thanks for all the fun comments ladies. Glad you enjoyed the hormonal teenager sign. I actually have 2 girls and the one whose door it was hanging on was not too happy when she got home. I appeased her with the promise not too worry because it would see equal time on her sister's door. She immediately took a pic on her phone to rat me out to her boyfriend. LOL!
    I got away with it because it was "for the design team" {wink, wink!}

  35. I just LOVE this product Car Accents!!! Wish it was available when my now grown daughters were teenagers so I could make that sign for their door! Thanks for always sharing the instructions for your great designs.

  36. Super creative ideas! Love them!

  37. Oh my goodness. Those are all awesome projects, but I really relate to that hormonal teen one...LOL

  38. I love all of the projects. This is all new to me and I have to say yahoo.

  39. More fabulous ideas - thanks for sharing.

  40. I love the teen door signs...need to whip up a couple for my house.

  41. Loving all of those projects. Got to try those bottle caps for sure. Sweet!!


  43. cute, cute stuff. :) Thanks for the ideas!

  44. Those are all cute projects. I have actually made Bottle Cap Magnets many years ago....not quite like these however.

  45. Cute Halloween projects. Thanks for sharing.

  46. the witch is in!! love that. ooohh and pick me!

  47. I really like this. Saw something similar to this at a amusuement park, they were selling them for $2.99 each! I'm going to have to try this out myself now!

  48. Those bottle cap magnets are absolutely adorable! you could do that for so many different holidys and just every day.

  49. These are fabulous. Love the teenager sign. That's my son for sure.

  50. I'm getting ready to go to a scrapcamp with my daughter for 3nights and days of fun filled scrapping and leaving the kiddos at home with Dad. These projects are just what I needed to take with me for some fun Halloween projects.. Thanks so much mamajax

  51. Simply LOVE the signs, especially the Hormonal teen one and the Witch is in! The fridge magnets are great too. Thanks for all the ideas. Love Echo Park papers and Glue Arts products!

  52. Just discovered your awesome site thanks to the Hero Arts link.
    Love all your wonderful creations! So unique and FUN!