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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Windows from Poster Board


On our last trip to the Dollar Store, Insanely Creative Christy and I got to brainstorming about cheap Halloween decor for my front windows. We thought of the silhouettes Martha Stewart showed on her website so we grabbed 6 sheets of black poster board at 2/$1 and came up with these decorations.

We did this in one afternoon and we got the giggles doing it. It was alot of fun.



Christy came up with the idea of the monster eyes and claws coming out of the louvres. They look awesome.


She added some crow cut outs and then she cut out the window shapes from my drawings on the poster boards. We used double stick tape and we impatiently waited for twilight to see how it all looked.


Hey, that looks pretty good with just the flash on my camera. But wait, there's more...

Here's how they look after dark. Pretty cool, huh? And we still had poster board left. So Christy cut these out and stuck them up in my kitchen windows. Forgive the fuzzy pics, I was laughing at the time....


So cool and so cheap. They will look great on Halloween night if we don't scare the neighborhood kids away!

Now we are thinking how we can use poster board for Christmas decor and other holidays. Hmmmm, when we come up with something I'll be sure to post it here.

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11 comments:

  1. Your windows are fabulous! Such a darling Halloween idea!

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  2. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This window display is fantastic! Thanks for creating such a fun blog full of inspiration.

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  3. I Ann you were featured on my site today!

    @ DearCreatives.com

    Sent you an email!Have a great weekend~

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  4. LOVE IT!!!!!! Especially the aliens since I watching Roswell for the 3,4,or 5th time. I've lost count :)

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  5. Oh wow....I LOVE those aliens!!!! Thanks for the great laugh!

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  6. Oh I just love this! My hubby and I have also been considering the silhouettes on Martha's site as our latest Halloween decor addition. It's fabulous how you've implemented it.

    Thanks for this inspiration!

    Take care,
    Christina
    designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow, this is the best idea I have seen in a long time! I really need to do this. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  8. What a fun idea. It turned out great! thanks for sharing!

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  9. These are so great and creative! I can't believe you created all of that from poster board!

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  10. I'm a little late in the season reading this, but boy do I LOVE this idea. It can be recycled, doesn't have to be stored in the house year after year and is completely custom. Great idea!

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