This weekend and last night, I worked on some window cut-outs for Halloween. Here is the finished project. Pardon the picture…it was taken with my phone : )
I found my inspiration from Pinterest (I tried but could not find the original link, the concept was pretty easy.). I thought about trying to create my own monsters, then decided against it for this year.
|Cute, right? I’ll have to practice on the whole taking pictures at night thing!|
Here is what I did. I asked around for a television box since a lot of the posts mentioned using cardboard. I cut up the television box and traced a monster onto each.
Next I cut out the monster using an exacto which was not as easy as I had imagined. After two I was ready to be through.
|Hehe : )|
Aren’t they fun?!? Next up I attached them to the windows and added green tissue paper as a background to make it a little creepy. It looks awesome from the inside 😉
After finishing up the two windows for downstairs, I decided I was over cardboard. For the upstairs windows, I bought some black poster board and used chalk to trace my monster while rocking out to my Brandi Carlile radio station on Pandora.
You’ll notice on the the left monster I marked where the middle window pane hits. I did not think about that with the first two monsters, and one of the window panes went straight through the eyes…oops! Now it was time to tape again.
This time I was a lot more careful about taping the tissue paper. On the downstairs’ windows, you could really tell where the tissue paper overlapped (I ended up redoing the downstairs’ windows because it was bothering me so much haha). I ended up with one cardboard monster and three poster board monsters. As long as I am careful, I believe I will be able to reuse the poster board monsters. I know the cardboard guy will last longer, but he was such a pain to cut. You could also use foam poster board–I was either trying to use free cardboard or cheap poster board. There are pros and cons to each. If I were to do it again, I would draw the entire panes on the cardboard/poster board to make sure the panes doesn’t go through the eye ball or anything weird.
Here they are again at dusk. In case you’re wondering, the downstairs windows are darker because they have curtains behind them.
Now I just need to remember to leave the upstairs light on! Bring on the trick-or-treaters!
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