Halloween is such a great time of the year to throw a spooky party for your ghosts
and goblins, so why not make it complete with a fun cupcake carousel, sure to entice
your little monsters.
SVG Collections Used
- Black cardstock
- White cardstock
- Orange cardstock
- Pattern paper
- Glitter cardstock
- Vintage Photo distressing ink
- Black wire
- Silver pipe cleaner
- Vintage silver tinsel rope
- Mirrored stars and flowers
- Glittered spider
- Sanding block
- hot glue
- permanent tape runner
- wet glue
- small wooden sticks, (for cupcake picks)
|Carousel Ride SVG Kit|
|tent1.svg||11.400”H x 10.512”H||Black cardstock|
|tent2.svg||11.400”H x 10.512”H||Orange cardstock|
|tent_panels1.svg||10.200”W x 6.751”H||Pattern Paper|
|tent_panels2.svg||10.200”W x 6.751”H||Pattern Paper|
|trim.svg||11.400” W x11.400”H||Glitter and pattern|
|mirrors.svg||5.500”W x 8.500”H||Glitter paper|
|panels1.svg||10.500”W x 2.868”H||black cardstock|
|panels2.svg||11.400”W x 11.400”H||pattern Paper|
|carousel1.svg||11.400”W x 11.400”H||black cardstock|
|carousel2.svg||11.400”W x 11.400”H||black cardstock|
|carousel3.svg||11.400”W x 11.350”H||black cardstock|
|carousel4.svg||11.400”W x 11.400”H||black cardstock|
|carousel5.svg||11.400”W x 11.351”H||black cardstock|
|bottom base1.svg||11.000”W x 11.00”H||black cardstock|
|bottom base2.svg||11.000”W x 11.00”H||black cardstock|
|bottom base3.svg||10.341”W x 11.400”H||orange cardstock|
|bottom base 4.svg||11.000”W x 10.979”H||orange cardstock|
|bottom base5.svg||11.000”W x 10.979”H||orange cardstock|
|base bottom strips.svg||8.726”w x 2.323”H||pattern Paper|
|base top1.svg||10.400”w x 10.400”H||pattern Paper|
|base top 2.svg||11.400”W x 10.520”H||pattern Paper|
|base top3.svg||11.400”W x 10.520”H||cardstock|
|base top4.svg||11.400”W x 10.520”H||cardstock|
|base top strips.svg||8.300”W x 1.815”H||pattern Paper|
|Midnight Jamboree SVG Kit|
|Squat Jack.svg||1.500”W x 0.946”H||black cardstock|
|Spooky Silhouettes SVG Collection|
|dancing skeleton.svg||2.922”W x 4.864”H||black & white cardstock, (cut 4)|
|ghost1.svg||3.420”W x 1.793”H||white cardstock|
|Gothic Flourishes SVG Collection|
|Cobweb corner.svg||7.000”W x 6.098”H||black cardstock|
|Dreadful Halloween Cupcake Holders SVG Kit|
|bones.svg||7.800”W x 2.884”H||white cardstock|
|fence.svg||7.800”W x 2.884”H||black cardstock|
|Jack bat bottom.svg||3.200”W x 2.139”H||black cardstock|
|Jack bat top.svg||3.200”W x 1.363”H||orange cardstock|
|skull bottom.svg||3.200”W x 1.363”H||black cardstock|
|skull top.svg||2.000”W x 1.760”H||black cardstock|
- I highly recommend watching the YouTube video that accompanies the collection
for assembly of the carousel. First, use heavyweight black and orange cardstock,
along with an assortment of pattern papers. Begin by downloading the Carousel
Ride collection, and cutting out your files and lightly distressing them with
Vintage photo distressing ink. I did not change any of the measurements on the
carousel itself. Start by first assembling the top of the carousel, by gluing all
the tent pieces together. When completed, adhere your pattern panels to the tops of
the base pieces, then glue the topper to the tent.
- Next create the inside top of the carousel, along with the outside top of the
carousel, using cardstock, pattern papers and glittered cardstock.
- For the center column of the carousel which holds the top part to the bottom,
adhere all the column panels together, then add your glittered mirrors. This adheres
to the top part of the carousel by way of the flaps at the top,
- For the bottom base of the carousel, cut out all the files using your cardstock
and pattern paper, and assemble according to the video instructions.
- Adhere the center column to the base. I used hot glue for this.
- Next step is to create the embellishments for your carousel. I absolutely love
the dancing skeleton so I ended up cutting 4 skeletons from the
Spooky Silhouette collection, first cutting the skeleton from black
cardstock, then ungroup the bones from the shadow, I then cut the white backing for
the skeleton. I did not change the size of the skeleton, it just happens to be the
perfect size for the carousel, and I love how they look like
they're holding up the top tent. Glue the 4 skeletons around the outside of
- From the Midnight Jamboree collection, using the extras
that accompany the files, re-size the Squat Jack file to the size stated
above, cut 4, using black cardstock, adhere to the tent portion of the
carousel using 3-D glue dots.
- Next step, I opened up the Gothic Flourishes collection and re-sized
the Corner Cobweb to the size stated above and adhered it to the top of
the tent, then adhered a small glittered spider as an embellishment, on to the web.
- To add a little more Halloween fun, I re-sized Ghost 1 from the
Spooky Silhouettes collection, cut out 2, to the size stated above, adhered them
together, sandwiching a small piece of black wire between, then adhered the wire to
the top of the tent using a dab of hot glue.
- To finish your carousel, adhere a vintage silver pipe cleaner around the top,
along with some vintage silver rope tinsel to the top of the tent, and for a little
vintage bling, adhere mirrored stars and flowers to the front as shown. Your
Halloween carousel is now complete.
- Next step is to bake your cupcakes using your favorite recipe.
- For the cupcake picks and wrappers, I simply cut out as many wrappers and
toppers I needed, using the Dreadful Halloween Cupcake Holders
collection. Assemble the picks and adhere to tiny wooden sticks. The wrappers were
cut and they assemble in the back with no adhesive needed. I did not resize the
wrappers or the pick toppers.
- When creating a large 3-D project like this, I highly recommend using
heavyweight cardstock, the heavier, the better, at least 80lb. This will
ensure a sturdy and solid structure.
- To keep it vintage, I lightly distressed the edges using a sanding block and
- Adding a bit of silver tinsel is a fun finishing touch to any project.
I hope you've enjoyed this Halloween carousel, and I hope it inspires you to
create one for your spooktacular party this year. Your guests will love
it! This carousel is so pretty and it's a rather large size, so it is just perfect
for you table centerpiece.