Vinyl Monster Garland

This post was originally written for the Expressions Vinyl blog, but I wanted to share it with you too! 

I thought my Halloween decorations were a little on the spooky side, but recently, I have been told they aren’t spooky, just cute . I guess I will take that! I would rather enjoy the season than freak out every time I see a plastic spider in my house. That is why I added a new non spooky decoration to my entertainment center. I love all of the funny, little monster decorations I have seen and I wanted to have my own. That is why I made vinyl monster garland. This is by far the fastest, easiest vinyl project I have ever done. Here is what you will need…

*Thread, yarn, ribbon, or baker’s twine (something to string your garland with)
*Sticky backed wiggle eyes
*Vinyl cutter
Here’s what you do…
Measure out your area that you want your garland to hang. Add a few inches to that number so that you can have some slack in the garland and loose ends on both sides. Decide how many monsters you want on your garland. I chose to put 7 monsters on mine.
Cut out enough 8 sided vinyl stars to have a front and a back to each monster. The 8 sided stars were found on Sure Cuts a Lot. For other programs, they can usually be found pretty easily on most publishing programs.
Lay out your stars evenly along your thread so that you will know exactly where they will be hanging.
 Peel off the backing from your vinyl. Lay the star down with the sticky side up. Lay the thread on top of the sticky side of the vinyl, right where you want the thread to lay.
Peel off the sticky back to another vinyl star. Place directly on top of the vinyl star you placed the thread on top of. Press down firmly all over the star. Some of mine weren’t directly lined up, but I kind of like that some of the monsters have a few more spikes.
Repeat these steps until you have all of your “monsters” stuck onto the thread.
Stick the wiggle eyes on each of the vinyl stars. I decided to give some of them 3 eyes, others 2 and the center monster got just 1 eye. It gives the garland a little more personality.
Hang up your garland where you want it to be displayed. Ta da! You are finished!
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  1. That is so cute! I love the ones with 3 eyes. I need some of that vinyl.

  2. This DIY is so so cute!! Xo

  3. cute!!!! I love this garland, I love Halloween decor that’s fun and doesn’t scare the little guys 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

  4. Such a cute idea. I love decorating for fall and Halloween.

  5. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says

    Fun! I love the 3-eyed ones 🙂

  6. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

    That is so much fun! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  7. Too cute! Love this!

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