I can’t believe Samhain is just a few days away. Blimey! This year is whizzing past! It feels like only yesterday that I started all my Halloween projects and now, I’m almost finished.
Soon I’ll be on to the best bit. Decorating the house.
Even though I am full of cold courtesy of Beloved and feeling pretty pants.
By way of an apology, he has offered to help ready OneandSeventy for all those Trick or Treaters. It *may* involve getting out his drill.
That’ll learn him.
Making a Spell Chair
Not for the first time, Pinterest provided the inspiration for my latest project.
When I saw this chair from Atta Girl Says, I was so smitten I just had to have one!
All I needed was black paint, white vinyl and my lovely Cricut Explore Air.
Oh! And a chair.
I looked long and hard, but found nothing. Just as I was about to give up, local retailer Uttoxeter Resales came to my rescue. He’d heard of my plight through one of my gorgeous subscribers and very kindly donated this lovely pine chair for my makeover.
Wonderful, wonderful man!
Sit for a spell, catch your breath…
Painting the chair was quick and easy. One coat of Americana Decor chalk paint in Carbon was enough to cover the pine.
Although the transformation was already looking great, the feel of the chalky finish put my teeth on edge. So, I painted on a second coat of black silk emulsion I had left over from the Guest Room Makeover.
But don’t stay too long, or you’ll catch your death!
After creating the text in a spiral, the Cricut did the rest.
I was so chuffed with the end result, I confess to doing a little happy dance.
For once, a project was smooth sailing, without any hiccups, and looks exactly as I imagined it!
Although the chair was inspired by that Pinterest post, the spell is entirely my own creation. The words came to me while I was on holiday last month and I designed it all from scratch on Photoshop.
I am SO delighted with the way this turned out, I’m offering my spell as a free template to all you fellow cutting machine addicts.
Feel free to use it in any way you like. If you’d rather not make a chair, you could mount it onto wood, or cut it out in fabric to make a pillowcase.
To be honest, I’m not sure you’d want to attempt cutting this without a cutting machine, not unless you have the patience of a saint, but you can still make use of it. Why not print it out just as it is and frame it?
Actually…that’s a great idea! I might do that next year!
Just so long as if it’s shared online, you credit me as your source. You’ll make this little witch very happy to know that it’s come in handy.
To access the template, simply click on the image below and you’ll be taken to a Dropbox folder containing both a PDF and a full size PNG file. Dropbox doesn’t support previews of PNG files, but if you’re a Cricut or Cameo user, or you’d like to bring this into Photoshop or other program, the file has a transparent background.
I hope you like this project as much as I do. If so, drop a comment below and let me know!
A hui hou,