September 8, 2011

Burlap Wrapped Glass Holiday Silhouettes

Halloween projects already!  Wow!
Well, I normally don't have it together 2 full months before a holiday - but I have had this project in mind for a while.  A loooonnnnngggg while :)
Back in February, I made this Valentine Wreath with a picture frame.  The project left me with a homeless piece of glass.
Then, in March I made some teacher appreciation clocks.  Making 40 clocks, some were bound to not work - and I was left with round glass too....

I just couldn't throw the glass away - so I decided to repurpose it!
The edges of the glass are sharp, so I wrapped the edges in burlap.  I took 2 inch wide strips and hot glued them along all the edges of the rectangular frame - leaving raw edges for texture:

The round glass was wrapped in burlap too:

To provide a way to hang them, I added black ribbon, glued to the back of the burlap frames.  I used black to complement the black vinyl:

Finally, I used my Silhouette to cut black vinyl into a couple of Halloween scenes, and stuck the vinyl to the glass. 
I create my own images, or create them from clip art I find in google - so unfortunately you can't buy these exact images anywhere. 
I am willing to share the files though if you have a Silhouette and you really want them :)  Just email me at

I hope you are all looking forward to Halloween, because I, like most of blogland, will have a few more Halloween and fall projects over the next two months :)  So here's to a Happy 1st Halloween Project of the Season!!

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  1. I LOOOOVE it! I can't wait to start getting my halloween stuff out! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our FFA party! Have a FABulous Friday!!


  2. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the project with us.

  3. love it. its so simple and shooo cute :)

    visiting from flimingo toes.

  4. This is so genius! I just threw away a bunch of glass from some picture frames. I'm going to be keeping some from now on. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. What a fun idea! I love it. The bats are my favorite!

  6. So Super Cute Lindsay!! I love the frames and the silhouettes look fabulous! I shared this on FB & Twitter today!

  7. This is such a fabulous idea! Great way to use what you had left over while making something awesome! Great job

  8. great idea! i've got all kinds of orphan frames and glass hanging out in my basement. i've pinned it in my fall decorating inspiration file!

  9. I now know what to do with my old glass! Very clever!

  10. Cute, love the burlap. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

  11. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration. I saw this on Craft-O-Maniac.

  12. Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!

  13. These are so cute! What a great idea!

  14. Fantastic idea! I'm emailing you now for those spectacular files. :)


  15. These are so cute! The burlap frames are the perfect touch.

  16. Oh those are very nice! Saw you at the Burlap Challenge. Love the Halloween and burlap together!