For the past several years I have participated in the annual Halloween Popcorn Box Party hosted by Laura Kelly. Some of your favorite bloggers come together to get creative and decorate a popcorn box for Halloween. Check out my previous year’s designs: washi tape pumpkin, candy corn, and monster eye popcorn boxes. These special boxes are perfect for a Halloween party or movie night at home.
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- Popcorn Box
- Purple Paint
- Purple Glitter Paint
- Paint Brush
- Cricut Explore
- Glitter Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
I started by painting my popcorn box with light purple paint.
I did two light coats of purple paint. I allowed the box to dry before adding additional paint. Then, I added a thin layer of purple glitter paint over the top and let it dry.
I created a file in Cricut Design Space to be able to cut out mermaid scales from glitter vinyl.
Cricut Design Space: Mermaid Scales
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out the glitter vinyl.
I wanted to be able to save both parts of the design, so I tried something that I was not sure would work. I started by weeding out the extra vinyl around the outer border of the design. Then, I added the strong grip transfer tape over the whole design. I used my scraper tool to really smooth it down.
Note: You really need the strong grip transfer tape to make this work with the glitter vinyl.
I flipped the design over and started to carefully peel up the design, leaving the scales on the backing paper and lifting the outline of the scales on the transfer tape. I went really slowly for this step.
Most of the scales stayed on the backing paper. I was able to carefully move the remaining scales onto the paper backing with my weeding tool.
I applied the transfer tape with the scale outline to my popcorn box and trimmed and secured it as I went.
I think the box turned out really cute!
This popcorn box would be so fun for an Under the Sea party or a Little Mermaid movie night.
You can see all the other awesome projects that were created for the Halloween Popcorn Box Party 2017:
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