Halloween: Black and White Porch Decor with Cricut Maker

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Make these black and white DIY Halloween porch decorations, including glitter bats and iron on pillow cases, with your Cricut Maker! This post contains affiliate links. #CricutMade #Cricut

Happy Handmade Halloween! I love changing up my holiday decor every year and it’s so easy (and inexpensive) to do with the Cricut Maker! I’m more on team cute vs. team spooky when it comes to DIY Halloween crafts or even handmade Halloween costumes. This year, I went with a black and white theme that included stripes and polka dots. Most of the decor was created on my Cricut Maker, which cuts everything the Explore Family of Machines can cut and more. I adore how versatile this powerful (it applies up to 4kg of force) little machine is!

The first project I tackled were these black and white Halloween pillows. With the Cricut Maker, you can use fusible fabric or Everyday Iron-on. I tested out both ways and they were equally easy. Make sure to use the rotary blade and FabricGrip mat if you are using the fusible fabric. The fusible fabric would be amazing to use for homemade Halloween costumes! You can keep on scrolling for my full tutorial using Everyday Iron-on. Both were attached to my pillowcases using the largest Cricut EasyPress 2, which I big time puffy heart love!


The glitter bats on my door were so easy to create with the Cricut Maker and the scoring wheel. You can find a bat cut file within Cricut Design Studio or on Etsy. I recommend adding scoring lines within Design Studio where you would fold the bat wings. This was my first time playing with the scoring wheel and I absolutely love it! It comes in so handy when you are crafting something that needs to be folded. I made 22 bats to diagonally cover the bottom portion of my door. Keep on cutting if you have a larger door or want more bats!

While I was cutting the glitter bats for my door, I went in and reduced the size of the bats for one of my pumpkins. I also cut out a bunch of 1.5″ glitter cardstock circles to attach to my pumpkins. You could also use premium permanent vinyl for the circles and simply stick them on the pumpkin like stickers. You can attach the glitter cardstock to your pumpkins using a hot glue gun or a less permanent sticky adhesive.

Last but not least, I used my Cricut Maker to craft up a Trick or Treat sign to sit next to my door. I love that I can whip up something total custom on my Cricut Maker if I can’t find anything in the store that fits with my decor. I cut the design on stencil vinyl and stenciled “trick or treat” on my painted board, which I had cut to size at my local hardware store. This project is a little more involved, so stay tuned for the full tutorial soon.



  1. Find a bat cut file in Cricut Design Space (or purchase one on Etsy). Add scoring lines within Design Space for easy folding.
  2. Place a piece of 12×12 black glitter cardstock on a LightGrip Mat, white side up. Load into the Cricut Maker.
  3. Click “Make It” if you are ready to start cutting or you can also customize this project.
  4. In Design Space, set your material to “glitter cardstock”. Edit tools and make sure that “single scoring wheel tip” is listed there. Click continue.
  5. Once Cricut Design Center prompts you, place the scoring wheel tip and drive housing into clamp B in the Cricut Maker.
  6. Before unloading the mat, load a fine point blade in clamp B and click the cricut symbol on the maker to continue the cut.
  7. Unload the mat and remove the bats from the mat.
  8. Use the scoring lines to fold the bat wings as shown in the photo.
  9. Attach bats to your door using double sided tape.


  1. Open the Halloween Pillow Cut Files in Cricut Design Space.
  2. Place a piece of 12×12 white iron-on lite on a StandardGrip cutting mat. Load into the Cricut Maker.
  3. Click “Make It” if you are ready to start cutting or you can also customize this project.
  4. In Design Space, set your material to “iron-on lite” and make sure to toggle to “mirror” before clicking continue.
  5. Weed the image, removing any iron-on material that you don’t want on your pillow case.
  6. Preheat the EasyPress, using the EasyPress guide for temperature and time settings.
  7. Place the pillow case on the EasyPress mat. Use the EasyPress to iron on the design to the pillow case.
  8. Place a pillow inside of the pillow case.

What are you crafting up this Halloween with your Cricut Maker? Tell me about your DIY Halloween costumes and crafts!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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4 Responses

    1. If you can’t find a bat file via Cricut Design Studio that you like, you can always search Etsy for png cut files and upload to Cricut Design. Etsy has a lot of cute options!

  1. That’s not the issue, just not sure why you would say you provide a file and then not provide it. If you want to be paid for your design I get it but just be upfront about it!

    1. I don’t actually get paid for the design, as it was a design provided by Cricut Design Space, I just provide free ideas and occasionally my own free printables. It looks like it is no longer linking correctly, thank you for pointing that out. I’ll be removing the link. There are many bat cut files without Design Space and on Etsy – I don’t own any of them, but they’d certainly be easy to use. Hope you found something that would work!

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