This simple instructable will show you how to take an ordinary fast food cup holder, some simple dollar store items, and turn it into a Gothic cross that may be used for Halloween decorating.
Step 1: What You'll Need
1: Fast food cup holder (preferably one that didn't have any soda pop spilled on it)
2: Stone Accent spray paint or any other speckled spray paint
3: Dollar store gems, tiny mirrors, jewelry, and any other adornments you think may work well or suit your personal tastes.
4: Hot glue gun and glue sicks
Step 2: Types of Cup Holders
I found that different restaurants use slightly different cup holders. This makes for a variety of results in the finished project. I prefer the ones from the local Burger King because they seem to hold up the best over several seasons of packing and unpacking. The ones from the local McDonalds have more character but aren't as strong.
Step 3: Cutting the Corners
For this portion of the build you simply cut the corners of the holders out with your scissors. Depending on the angle that you cut, you will achieve different width ends on the cross. I have included two extreme examples. One with very little cut out and one with a lot of material removed.
Step 4: In a Well Ventillated Area!
Now is the point where you paint the holders. I will leave this up to you. I prefer a stone look finish but I have done this with black and silver paint also. I recommend painting both sides. I am sorry that I have no picture of a plain painted cross but I tend to get carried away and forget to shoot all the necessary pictures. Allow to dry before handling.
Step 5: The Finishing Touches
Now take those gems, mirrors, and what-nots that you have lying around from other craft type projects and use your hot glue gun to attach them. I even managed to use an ugly orphaned ear ring.
Attach a hook or string to the back and decorate your home for Halloween.