Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween DIY

Anyone else SUPER excited for Halloween? I am! Here is a pretty simple DIY for you to try for your own decorations.  I got the idea from some decorations I saw at Target.  They were the store decorations and not for sale so I thought I could make something similar at home.

Supplies needed:
Cardboard or some other strong material
Exacto knife
Cutting mat
Black paint and brush

Take a pen or pencil and trace a spooky scene.  I picked scraggly trees, grave stones and a house on a hill.  You can draw whatever you like! Then, cut your design with an exacto knife.  Mine got pretty dull by the end of the cutting process so you might need a refill. I took black paint and painted the scene so it looked more like silhouette. I put it up above my cupboards and lit it from the back. I love how it turned out!

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If you attempt this, be sure to send me a link to the photos!


  1. I love this Erin! So cool!

  2. Oh cute! I am so not crafty, I wish I was!

  3. What a cool idea! Love how it looks lit up from the back. Very clever :) I've been slacking on the Halloween decorations - this weekend I need to put some up!

  4. Milli @MilliskitchenOctober 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    This is such a cute idea!!!

  5. This is great! How did I miss this one. You are very creative. I often wish they would sell those things at dawn suitcase vignettes

  6. This is awesome! I'm gonna save it for net year! :)