Halloween Window Silhouettes DIY: Easy Spooky Decor Project

Mitch Couch
by Mitch Couch

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to add some spooky charm to your home. If you have a bare window that needs a touch of magic, I've got an easy and fun project for you. In this guide, I'll show you how to create your own DIY Halloween window silhouettes.

Don't worry if you're not a craft expert – this project is easy, perfect for anyone looking to make their own scary Halloween projections.

Let's get started on making your home the coolest haunt on the block.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

1. Gather Your Materials

Head to your local Dollar Tree to grab your materials. Black foam board will be the canvas for our Halloween scene.

Tools and Materials:

Remove window coverings for a blank slate

2. Prepare the Canvas

Begin by removing the blinds to clear the stage for our spooky DIY Halloween silhouette.

Place pieces of black foam board onto the window

3. Place Foam Board on Windows

Start placing your foam board over the areas of the window you would like to have silhouettes.

Double up the foam board pieces for larger parts of the window

To cover the bigger sections of the window where the silhouette will go, use two pieces of foam board and secure them together by taping the seams.

How to create Halloween window silhouette using foam board

This will ensure a tidy and strong structure.

Easy DIY Halloween window decor with projector

4. Sketching the Spooky

You don't need to be an artist to create impressive Halloween designs. Fire up a projector and look for Halloween silhouette images online. These can be anything from pumpkins to witch hats.

Outline the projected image with a marker

Once you find what you like, project it onto the foam board and trace the outlines.

Carefully cut around the outline with a craft knife

5. Careful Cutting

Now that you've got your outlines, it's time to bring them to life. Use an exacto knife to carefully cut along the lines you traced. Go slow and steady, especially around intricate details like these whiskers.

Remove smaller pieces of the image instead of one large piece

6. Putting It All Together

Once you've cut around your designs, gently pop out a few sections at a time to avoid mishaps.

Using black foam board for Halloween window art

Connect the pieces, in the front, with black insulation tape for a seamless effect.

Halloween silhouette for window

Place the cut-out silhouettes on the window.

More Haunting Halloween Decorating Ideas!

Ready to turn your house into a spine-chilling sanctuary? From sinister mirrors to spellbinding chandeliers, our How to Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House guide will help you transform your space into a gothic haven.

Use black tape to attach the silhouettes to the window

Fold black electrical tape over on itself.

DIY Halloween window decorations

Stick the electrical tape on the window and push the silhouettes onto it.

Dollar Tree Halloween decorations

7. Let There Be Spooky Light

For the finishing touch, it's time to add a bit of spooky flair with orange lights. Place the lights behind the silhouette, focusing on the edges. The goal is to create a haunting glow that adds a special atmosphere to your creation.

Reattach window covering

Place the original window coverings over your Halloween silhouette images.

More Halloween Front Porch Ideas

Be sure to check out our guide on Halloween Ideas for Your Front Porch for more spooktacular projects.

Scary halloween projections

Halloween Silhouette for Porch Window

And there you have it, your very own Halloween window silhouette DIY project that's guaranteed to impress all those wandering trick-or-treaters.

Now it's your turn to give it a try! Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below, and don't hesitate to show off your own variations of this project.

Have a spooktacular time crafting!

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  • Zullusman Zullusman on Feb 11, 2024
    After the Pandemic, I've been all about creating cozy vibes, like setting up my own outdoor garden cinema. There's just something magical about gathering under the stars for a movie night, especially when it's themed for Halloween!
  • Zullusman Zullusman on Feb 13, 2024
    Speaking of which, last year, I went all out with my Halloween decorations, and these DIY window silhouettes were a huge hit. I remember spending an evening crafting them with my family, laughing, and getting creative with our designs. It really added that extra spooky touch to our home!I've found some cool options at this indoor LED display wholesale if you're ever looking to level up your indoor decor. They've got a wide selection to choose from, perfect for adding some flair to any space.