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Halloween Decorations

Glowing Window Panes

Whether you're hosting a child's Halloween bash or entertaining ghoul-friends, you'll take pride in displaying this wall hanging, which glows in the dark.

What You'll Need

Make this unique glowing
Make this unique glowing "window"
for your Halloween celebration.

  • 35 x 231/4-inch chalkboard
  • 3-inch wood star
  • 2 wood strips, 1 inch wide: 36 inches long, 24 inches long
  • Acrylic paint: purple, white, orange, glow-in-the-dark
  • Paintbrush
  • Two wood picket fences, 9 x 5 inches each
  • 2 wood pumpkins, 4 inches each
  • Glow-in-the-dark items: stars, moon, snakes, insects, lizards, etc.
  • Iridescent purple glitter glue
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Sheet green craft foam
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Green moss
  • 10 wood autumn leaves
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks
  • Ultra-thin wire or nylon
  • 2 yards black tulle
  • Orange raffia
  1. Paint chalkboard frame, wood star, and wood strips purple. Paint fences white and pumpkins orange. When dry, paint a coat of glow-in-the-dark paint on fences and pumpkins.

    Outline shapes with purple glitter glue.
    Outline shapes with purple glitter glue.

  2. Outline glow stars, moon, and wood star with purple glitter glue; let dry. Use purple glitter glue to make squiggly lines on wood strips and around chalkboard frame. Let dry.

    Crisscross the wood strips on the chalkboard.
    Crisscross the wood strips slightly askew on the chalkboard.

  3. Place wood strips in crisscross on chalkboard, placing them slightly askew. Glue star on top of where strips intersect.

    Cut the green foam strips with a jagged edge as shown.
    Cut the green foam strips with a jagged edge as shown.

  4. Cut foam into 21/2-inch strips. Cut a jagged edge on each strip to look like scary grass. Glue grass along bottom, above frame. Glue fence and pumpkins to bottom of window. Glue moss to front bottom of each fence, and glue leaves on top of moss.

  5. Glue stars and moon to chalkboard. Glue snakes, bugs, and creatures around window. With thin wire, hang a few snakes and lizards in random heights from top of window.

    Tie the raffia at the sides to finish the creepy curtain for your window.
    Tie the raffia at the sides to finish the creepy curtain for your window.

  6. Loosely twist and glue black tulle on each top corner of frame. Tie raffia at each corner and along sides. Your spooky window scene is ready to hang.

On the next page, we'll show you how to transform a favorite Christmas item into wacky decorations for Halloween.

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