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If you are like me, time can get the best of you. It seems like it was just summer and now Halloween is only a few days away. (Can anyone say time warp) If you are in a panic because your house is not quite festive enough for the holiday (Or you suddenly need to decorate for a last-minute party) read on for the easiest Halloween decorating hack ever. (Also check out these quick 5 minute heads in jars)
What you will need to make your quick Halloween wall decals
How to make your Halloween Rat Wall Decals
First you will begin by looking through the web and finding some spooky Halloween silhouette SVGs. There are plenty of free spiders, bats, witch hats, whatever you can think of.
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Now that you have your download, Open up design space and upload your own image. Find your file that you downloaded and insert it into your design space.
Once you have it in there, look at the measurements of each rat and make sure that they are a size that you would want them to be (I made mine 4 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall). If you would like more rats than just the three, simply highlight whichever rat you would like to duplicate and copy and paste another into your design space.
Print out your Halloween Rat Free SVG
Now that you have a canvas full of rats, you will want to print them out. Load up some black vinyl (or whatever color you would like) and hit “make it.” Place the vinyl liner side down on your mat and load it into the printer.
Make sure your setting dial is turned to “vinyl” and then hit the flashing Cricut button to start printing.
Place your Spooky Rat Decorations around the House
Now it’s time for the fun part. Pull off each of your rats, like a sticker, And find random places throughout the house to stick your cute little buddies! (These will easily peel off later with no damage to your walls or doors.)
If you Have other DIY projects in mind for around the house, you could also save the outer portion of the vinyl to use as a stencil for another project.
You can do this simple decorating trick with whatever creatures or themes you can conjure up. Try out some spiders or bats, skull and bones or whatever else you can imagine. I created some simple sparkly gold dots in our closet redo Using this same trick.
The best part of this project is that it only takes a few minutes and it looks amazing. I stuck a little mouse on our front door and I love looking at his silhouette as I walk up to the door!.
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