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Faux Cross-Stitch Skull and Crossbones Halloween Art

Faux Cross-stitch Skull and crossbones art

Hi friends! While I play catch up on life, after having the baby and having some hugeย projects in the works, we’ve invited some guest bloggers to share their talents with us a few times this month! Please welcome Shelly from Dolen Diaries today!

Faux Cross Stitch Skull & Cross Bones Art {Dolen Diaries for Classy Clutter}

Hello Classy Clutter readers! I’m Shelly from Dolen Diaries where I share my love of all things creative! I had the pleasure of meeting Mallory and Savannah at SNAP! last April at a table full of boy mamas! I have 3 boys who adore Halloween. My middle son, Ash, loves the creepy, scary stuff and me not so much. I’m always looking for the balance of cool boy and mama pleasing Halloween. I think I hit the mark with this Faux Cross Stitch Skull and Cross Bones Art!

I adore this cute {I mean tough} sweatshirt I got at Target for my little guy. Doesn’t the skull & cross bones look happy!?! The boys all thought he looked cool so he was the perfect inspiration piece for some Halloween wall art.

First, I placed a piece of parchment paper over the sweatshirt and traced the skull and cross bones with a pencil.

Here’s my completed tracing.

Second, I cut out the skull and cross bones to create a template.

*Little tip! Did you know that Hobby Lobby carries black canvases? Instead of buying a white one and painting it black you can just get one of these! Love it when you can skip a step!

Arrange your skull and cross bones on your canvas & trace around the templates.

Now you’re ready to start faux cross stitching!

Draw small x’s with a silver Sharpie.

Faux Cross Stitch Skull & Cross Bones Art {Dolen Diaries for Classy Clutter}

Fill in between the lines with lots of little x’s.

Faux Cross Stitch Skull & Cross Bones Art {Dolen Diaries for Classy Clutter}

It only takes a minute or two to fill in the skull and cross bones. Isn’t he glamourous and cool!?!

Faux Cross Stitch Skull & Cross Bones Art {Dolen Diaries for Classy Clutter}

All of my boys {the Mr. included} love our new Faux Cross Stitch Skull and Cross Bones Art!

Faux Cross Stitch Skull & Cross Bones Art {Dolen Diaries for Classy Clutter}

I’ll add a few more Halloween touches to this shelf over the next couple week so pop on over to Dolen Diaries to check it out! Thanks SO much for having me girls!

Thanks so much for sharing this cool artwork with us Shelly! Be sure hop on over to Shelly’s blog and check out her other projects!

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    Gus Chiggins
    July 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This is definitely one of the coolest skull and cross bones I have ever seen. Creating it seems very simple, which is nice. Can’t wait to get some supplies to make one this weekend. I don’t have any decorations like this in my home, which needs to be changed.

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