confession: i’m a total halloween cheapskate. where some other mums go all-out and spend a million bucks on fancy outfits ordered from ebay five months in advance, it’ll be 5pm on 31st october & i’m like ‘quick! need an outfit now!’. so for any other mums who’s as cheap & lazy as me, here’s a wicked downloadable DIY that will save your bacon.
diy deets below. all thanks to brother australia and their genius scanncut. seriously, you gotta get your hands on this machine!
1 | M A T E R I A L S
2 | D O W N L O A D T H E P A T T E R N
Download the bat mask pattern here (big shout out to one creative mommy for the original artwork on this one!). Convert this to an SVG file here, place it via the Brother Canvas and download to a USB.
3 | P R I N T V I A S C A N N C U T
Stick your cardboard to the standard mat. Plug in the USB. Let her rip!
4 | R E M O V E F R O M M A T
Peel the bat mask silhouette from the mat.
5 | S T I C K T O S T R A W
Rip two small pieces of washi tape and use to stick the straw to the corner of the mask. No need to be super neat, this is the backside of the mask & won’t be seen.