Dress Up Your House With Silhouettes For
by Rose Smith
Trick-or-treaters will enjoy your outdoor
Halloween decor when you use simple silhouettes to lure them in. Any
window, garage or flat surface on your house can be fair game to use as
your canvas. Use double sided tape, temporary spray adhesive, or reusable
adhesive putty (found at office supply stores) to secure your creations,
yet allow for easy removal after the holiday is over.
Here's one neat idea for those of you that
have a garage that faces the street - decorate the front of it with cutout
black craft foam in the shape of a fence. Add a black cat sitting on the
fence along with some bats flying around. You could add some low, ambience
lighting to highlight your decorations.
For those who wish to decorate their
windows, use black poster board to cut out the shape of a bare tree with a
wise owl peering out from one of its branches. In fact if you have a large
window, why not create a whole Halloween graveyard scene?
There are many shapes that can be cut into
silhouettes to use as outdoor Halloween decorations. Some additional
a witch flying in front of a moon
a jack-o-lantern face
a spider web and spider
witch broom and hat
Frankenstein and his monster friends
ghosts and ghouls
the grim reaper
Using cut out silhouettes for Halloween
decorations is a simple and cost effective way to spook up your home
without it being overly scary for youngsters. So why not try your hand at
something different this year? You may be surprised at all the compliments
you receive on your creative Halloween decor.
(c) 2006. Rose Smith