Monday, October 14, 2013

Spooky Fun

I love decorating for holidays. In recent years, I have added Halloween d├ęcor to the rotation. Using my Silhouette, I cut silhouettes for the windows. I taped sheets of black construction paper together to fit the window.  I then used my overhead projector to blow up the images and traced them on the construction paper. After cutting out, the silhouettes were ready to be taped to the inside of the windows. A bubbling cauldron, a witch, scampering mice and a hissing cat were seen in the windows.
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Then there were the ghosts… The ghosts were originally just cheese cloth over hangers. I mounted my black fluorescent light (about $10 at WalMart near the lightbulbs) on the house side of the tree. The ghosts didn’t glow as brightly as I wanted, so I cut up a cheap white bed sheet and added a layer under the cheesecloth.
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How cool is that?!?!
Of course we need lighting on the porch. My husband and son have an affinity for all thing “skulls,” so here is a nod to the boys!
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Stay tuned to see the transformations inside. Yes, I have gone overboard, but always on the cheap!
Have a great weak and hopefully you are enjoying cooler weather!
Yours, Whyt

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