Halloween Window Decoration [+ Free Templates!]
We all know that decorating your home for Halloween can be frightfully good fun – carving pumkins, hanging bats, and preparing treats for the the onslaught of trick or treaters – but there’s one important task that should never be overlooked… creating Halloween window decorations! Why are Halloween decorations for windows so important? because Halloween is a night like no other when it comes to doorstep footfall – so the front of your house is where your crafty attention should be focused! And what easier way to transform your frontage than with a handmade Halloween window decoration? Check out Sarah Jackman-Read’s fantastic hanging window decoration below, and discover exactly how to create your own spooky sign that will illuminate the scariest night of the year!
With that terrifying time of year just around the corner, why not give everyone a fright with a super-spooky light up Halloween window decoration? Create this sparkly, illuminated sign with just a few basics from your craft stash; it’s sure to entice ghosts, ghouls and goblins alike to your door this October 31st!
Time it Takes: 70 mins
You Will Need:
- Template 1 [DOWNLOAD HERE]
- Template 2 [DOWNLOAD HERE]
- Sheet of 12 x 12” acetate
- Core Collection Black Smooth A4 Card
- Creativity International Pack 100 Assorted Tissue Paper
- Double-sided tape
- Permanent double-sided tape
- Black glitter glue
- Black ribbon
- LED lights
- Hole punch
- Craft knife
- Large and small paintbrush
Halloween Window Decoration Instructions:
Lay a sheet of 12 x 12” acetate on your work surface then, starting at the top, apply a thin layer of PVA glue with a brush. Lay a piece of orange tissue paper on top, then apply more glue underneath. Repeat the process until the acetate is fully covered, then leave to dry. Once dry, add another layer of tissue paper in the same way.
Once the tissue paper is completely dry, trim off the excess around the edges. Dilute PVA with a little water and apply a layer over the tissue paper with a paintbrush to seal it, then leave to dry thoroughly.
Use the templates provided to draw and cut out the images from black card, then stick in place on top of the tissue paper.
Trim four strips of black card to 30 x 2cm, then score and fold in half. Attach double-sided tape down both edges of each strip then attach down each side of the acetate.
Apply accents of glitter glue to the halloween images and letters, then use a brush to spread it out. Leave to dry completely.
Punch two holes, 10cm apart, in the top of the acetate, then thread a small length of black ribbon through to create a hanger.
Turn the acetate over and fix a small LED light pack behind the pumpkin and the letters using permanent double-sided tape.
And there you have it a frightfully fantastic Halloween window decoration that’s sure to entice ghosts, ghouls and goblins alike to your door this October 31st!