I was leafing through Martha Stewart's Halloween Handbook and was inspired by some of her halloween window dressing ideas. With a vague vision, I set out to the fabric store in search of the materials needed to get me started. Here is how I did it.
What You Need
- 2 Yards of Black Felt-like fabric (Yardage depends on the size of your window.)
- 3 Yards of White Semi-Sheer fabric (I wish I would have went with my gut and purchased the creamy lace I was looking at, but was worried it was too transparent…I don't think it is. Try it and let me know!)
- 1 Glue Gun & 1 package of Glue Sticks
- White Chalk
- Scissors (Mine were painfully dull, sharp scissors make a big difference!)
- 3 Push Pins
- Measure your window to get an idea of the scale of your drawing.(The grid technique is the best way, but I instead purchased a little extra fabric and decided to wing it.)
- Lay down black felted fabric and freehand your drawing with white chalk. I thought it would be fun to have a Poppa, Mama and Baby owl and carve our family initials into the trunk. (Martha Stewart has halloween templates on her site as well.)
- Cut your sketch out with scissors.
- Lay down your white sheer fabric and hot glue your black felted cut-outs on top.
- Hang in your window with pushpins.
Images: Alisha Peterson-Irwin