Eyeball and Skull Paper Fans for Halloween



Skull and eyeball round fan decorations in black for Halloween

A while back, I did a craft showing you how to make some round paper fan decorations which you can hang from a ceiling or on the wall. Today we're taking that concept a bit further and focusing on a much more grown-up version of that decoration with these skull and eyeball designs (there's also a spider and web one too, not shown) which you can make with the free printable at the end of this post.

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What You Need to Make These Decorations

Skull free printable, zig glue pen and black scallop frame

Step 1: First thing you need to do is to refer to the tutorial in the list above to make some round fans using black paper. Solid black looks great or you can also choose patterned black and white scrapbook papers or perhaps another color entirely. Green, blue or red would also work well with the free designs.

Once you've made the fans, you'll need to print out the designs which are further down this page. I can't tell you what size to print these at because the size is going to vary regardless. I would print it out at a normal 100% on a single sheet of paper (letter size or A4) and see how that fits with the size of fans you've made and then adjust to make the sheet smaller or larger accordingly. You want the circular designs to sit in the middle of the fan decorations and still show some of the nice zig zag folds around the outside.

Black circle skull motif on a scallop edge black card frame

Step 2: If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut or similar, you may be able to cut out your own circular frames from black card. This was a custom design of circle frame that I purchased from eBay some years back. You can normally find a number of sellers who are offering packs of cut outs for a flat fee. 

Of course you can use a compass or a round object like a small salad plate, bowl or mug to trace a circle shape onto some cardstock, I use Bazzill Basics, and make up your own circular frame very easily. 

You want one of the printed designs to stick neatly inside a nice frame of cardstock. I used a Zig glue pen to stick this inside the frame. Alternatively you don't need to use a frame at all, simply print the designs onto a cardstock and stick them straight onto the completed fans.

Glue gun and eyeball design attached to round paper folded hanging decor

Step 3: A glue gun comes in very handy to stick the designs to the middle of the folded fans. Because of the zig zag folds, there's not much surface area to stick the spooky designs to so you need a decent amount of glue from a glue gun which will bond the pieces pretty quickly or a thick and wet adhesive like white pva glue which has not been watered down. Wet glues will require you to press and hold the design down for a while until it sets in place.

Hole punch making a hole for twine or cord to hang up this design

Step 4: Once dry and all stuck together, use a hole punch in the top of the decoration to make a hole through one of the zig zag folds. Make sure it's not so close to the outer edge of paper that you risk the hole tearing easily. Loop through some cord, twine or ribbon so you can hang your finished piece up. I hung mine from the wall but you could also make these double sided by adding a design to the back as well and hanging it from the ceiling instead.  

Eyeball decoration hanging up

Here's one of the eyeball designs hanging up. The eyeballs are great fun and look creepy since they look like they are watching you around the room. 

Your Free Printable Spooky Designs


Click on the image to open up the full size which is best for printing and choose "Save As" or "Save Image As" to download it.
Blue eyeball, green eyeball, spider and web, skull designs to print out

Have fun making these easy paper crafts to decorate your home or party venue. I hope you've enjoyed reading my justhalloweencrafts page today, thanks for your visit. Come back soon to get creative with something else.


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Page Last Updated: 15th September 2016

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