Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I took my cue from Martha when I decided to do these spooky window silhouettes for Halloween. We made them last night for our Family Home Evening activity, and they were a lot easier to make than I thought they would be. The impact of these simple decorations is well worth the money and time spent to make them. Martha suggests using plastic weed barrier for the black silhouettes, but I opted to use black felt that worked just as well and probably comes in a larger variety of sizes to fit your different windows. I didn't even bother to hem the edges of the muslin fabric. Since they will only be used once a year I think the raw edges will be just fine. The best part about this Halloween project is that you can use your imagination to come up with any silhouette you choose. I liked the birds that Martha did, because they are not to scary for the little neighborhood kids, or a child's bedroom. Husband did the witch all by himself, and I think it turned out pretty good. Now all I need to find are colored light bulbs for those rooms. I have enough fabric and felt to do one down-stairs window too. So if you have any suggestions on what I should do a silhouette of leave a comment.