Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Homemade Halloween Window Clings

Homemade Halloween Window ClingsHere's a terrific Halloween craft idea in plenty of time for the holidays and credit goes to my sister Carinne for the picture and for the idea.

That is her front porch you see, her pumpkins and her homemade Halloween window clings, don't they look great?

I love the spooky, ghosty look.

Here's how you do it: take a packet of those SunShade Travel Clings (that's the brand name for those removable tinted plastic pieces you can put in your car windows for shade) and with an Exacto knife and a fun Halloween pattern underneath you cut the film out and *poof* you have a wonderfully spooky Halloween decoration.

Halloween Clip ArtHere's a piece of clip art I pulled off the internet which would work well, just do a search for "Halloween Clip Art" and find a template you like and you're set.

The window cling film can also be purchased in solid white which would make fun snowflakes or white ghosts, you could change it to fit all sorts of occasions.

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18 comments:

jacjewelry said...

These are so cute!

Lori said...

Fantastic idea! I wish I had thought of this for our current window art project, but we're so invested in it, butcher and tissue paper it is!

Patricia Linehan said...

Wonder if you could use contact paper as well...

SarahHub said...

Cute idea!

Jennifer Suarez said...

Wow what a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing!

Patois said...

Excellent idea. I wonder about what Patricia Linehan suggests with contact paper.

Scribbit said...

I think the COntact paper would work, it would just be hard to cut and easier to tear. Then removing it would be harder too, probably a one-time thing. The window cling film is about the same price so I'd probably go with that. My sister said she found some at Toys R Us.

Patricia Linehan said...

I've used contact paper to make wall decor (when my daughter wanted an ocean-themed room and I didn't have the guts to paint fish directly on the wall). They haven't been too difficult to move around, but wall surfaces are different from windows...guess that's something to keep in mind.

april said...

How would you remove it? Does it just peel off, or do you have to use a special tool or cleaning solution?

Scribbit said...

Window clings are just pieces of plastic sheeting that stick statically. Remember Colorforms? THey're like that and peel right off. If they get dirty and all fingerprinty and dusty you just wash and dry with a towel and they're like new. Totally reusable.

Just Mom said...

I love this idea. My thanks to your sister. :-D

Michelle said...

Thanks Michelle & Carinne.We'll be doing that this weekend...how fun.

Momish said...

Such a great idea! We will have to give it a try!

Melissa said...

What a great idea! Another one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments.

Lei said...

I'm having a blast with all the great free halloween clip art on the internet! Thanks for another great idea!

Hilary (Adventures from 14 Maple) said...

I love these! I'm definitely doing these this weekend! We don't have a ton of money for decorating this year, I know you understand!, so it's looking a little pathetic around here. That's exactly what this place needs! Thanks to your sister!

Andrea said...

That is sooooo cool! Thanks for the great project! :)

chelle said...

What a great, simple idea!