With Halloween a little over a week away, you are undoubtedly putting the finishing touches on your outdoor decorative scheme to prepare for the coming trick-or-treaters. Along with your faux graveyard, mannequins, decorative lights and other surprises, you may be wondering how you can decorate your door in time for the holiday. While many craft stores sell door wraps and autumn-inspired wreaths, they may not jive with your outdoor decorations and you may want something a bit more spooky. One of the best solutions for your outdoor decorations that could send chills running up visitors' spines is Haunted Hollow Skull Art.
This engaging craft project will draw on your tie-dying skills, as well as taking advantage of the quick and easy graphics transfer of a Tulip® ScreenIt™ device. Begin by using an old white T-shirt and lay it flat on a prepared surface, preferably one that is protected by a tarp to prevent the dyes from damaging your furnishings. Mix up your Tulip® One-Step Dyes™ in gray and use Tulip® Dye Zip Ties™ to make applying your dyes much easier. After rinsing off the shirt under warm water to remove excess dye, follow the kit's instructions to give your shirt a spin in the washing machine to achieve the results you've been looking for.
With your backdrop set, you can then start the process of adding your skull head graphic to the center of your T-shirt. Begin by picking out a frame that will hold the finished product and cut your T-shirt to size to fit inside of the frame. With this step out of the way, you can then use your ScreenIt™ device to apply a skull head shape to the shirt. Since you will only be using one color of Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint, simply follow the instructions to transfer the image onto your shirt. Let the finished product dry for several hours.
When your piece of art is ready to go, you can use Aleene's® Repositionable Tacky Spray™ to affix it to the inside of your frame. While this finished product will look wonderful on its own, you can always add a few more embellishments like glitter and highlight specific areas of the image with your fabric paint. Whether you use your new artwork on your door or inside of your home, it is sure to delight and surprise your Halloween guests throughout the fall.