Mad Like Alyce

I wanted to scale up my Halloween decorations this year, since I actually hardly decorated last year, at least not in an intentional way. More like, there was Halloween stuff everywhere that didn’t actually hang on walls or wasn’t purposefully placed. With Damir fully aware of my obsession, I figured having an intentional decor scheme would actually be welcome (thus far, just sideways looks and head shakes).

I had a vision for this particular sign and knew I wanted something vertical. Luckily, I already knew where to find all the parts, so it was more assembly than anything else.

boo cutout halloween decor DIYAlso shown: Burlap Bat Table Runner

Boo Halloween Art

You will need:

  • Wooden letters of the word you would like to spell. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
  • Wooden Halloween cut out* (I found this bat in Bulleye’s Playground at Target for $1!)
  • Black and Orange acrylic paint
  • 2 Paint brushes
  • Black and Orange glitter
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon in the color of your choice

*Cutouts don’t have to be wooden if you cannot find one that works. Felt and tagboard could also be used and are far easier to cut to your desired shape. You could even use a heavy weight paper in a fun print instead!

Instructions:

1. Start by arranging your letters and cutouts in your desired layout so you can identify which piece gets which color. I recommend alternating. In preparation for the next step, set all of these pieces paper or wax paper to collect extra glitter.

2. Start by painting one piece a solid color, then go over sections of the piece so the paint is wet and lightly sprinkling glitter onto the wet paint. Gently brush with your fingers if necessary to even out the glitter application.

boo halloween decor

3. Gently lift the newly glittered piece and tap against paper to remove extra glitter and set piece aside. You can re-use any glitter that falls off.

4. Continue steps 2 & 3 until all pieces are painted and fully dried.

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5. Reassemble one piece at a time using ample amounts of hot glue. After it dries, gently test the hold, as you may need more hot glue if it didn’t adhere fully (due to the glitter).

boo cutout halloween decor

Tip: Make sure your top most piece is oriented towards the back, as you can see with the B. This will keep your cutout art lie flat against the wall.

6. Once the cutouts are solidly glue together, cut a 2-3 inch length of ribbon and glue in a loop from the back of the top letter, and use plenty of glue to make sure it can hold the weight of your art.

Hang and enjoy!

Hello!

Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.

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