Halloween Silhouette Windows

I love today’s idea: A very inexpensive way to decorate the inside and outside of your home for Halloween!

Materials Needed:

  • Black Construction Paper
  • Pencil, Pen or Marker
  • Tape
  • Orange Tissue Paper

Think about the design you want for your window. Loosely sketch the design onto black construction paper (or use stencils!). Cut the letters, shapes and objects you want out and tape the designs onto your window.

Tape orange tissue paper up behind your design. And turn on your lights!

Look how beautiful that is! And the best part is, it looks great during the day…

…and at night! (I LOVE the night look – our house looks like it’s glowing!)

TOTAL COST AND TIME:  It took me two hours to decorate the five windows in front of our house. I had no idea what designs I wanted going into this project, so I probably could have finished a lot faster if I had more ideas nailed down. I bought all my materials at Hobby Lobby. (I already owned the pencil and tape.)

  • Black Construction Paper – $4.99
  • Pencil, Pen or Marker
  • Tape
  • Orange Tissue Paper – $0.99

TOTAL COST:  $5.98  /  TOTAL TIME:  2-hours

Here are the five windows all decorated! Enjoy!


  1. These turned out so great TY!!

  2. I’m thrilled they worked out for you! Thank you so much for stopping by! Becca

  3. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for the wonderful ideas 🙂

  4. Dawnee, Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope they turn out great for you! Happy (early) Halloween! Becca

  5. Do you have any places for stencils?

  6. This looks amazing! I’m throwing my first Halloween party ever (Netherlands: we normally don’t celebrate it over here, but it’s upcoming and i love it haha) and looking for the cheaper diy decoration and i just love this!!
    Now our windows will be covered as well and That skeleton… he would look really good on our balcony door. When the smokers step out side, it would be the first thing they’d see! haha XD Can’t wait!
    Thank you so much for shearing!!!

    and if you have any other cheap diy’s for halloween i would really like to hear it ^^ Thanks in advance 🙂

  7. Sita — Thank you so much! I hope you have a great time celebrating Halloween! I’ll be posting a few more Halloween ideas in the next few weeks – I hope you like them as well! Have a great celebration! Becca

  8. Kate — I usually make my own stencils by printing the designs onto cardstock and cutting them out. (It can be a little time consuming!) You can purchase pre-cut vinyl characters at most craft stores (in the seasonal department). I hope that helps! Thanks, Becca

  9. Thanks for this DIY. I have bought Window posters in the past and love them but they run between 15.00 to 20.00. As I am currently unemployed these will still let me decorate this year.

  10. I woke up this morning with one “to do ” project ! To decorate my sons window for Halloween. I decided to look on Pinterest ( which is always my first start! ) I found your pin almost immediately and am going with it! No need to look further!! Thanks so much for being crafty!!

  11. Thanks Sandy! You’re too kind! I hope they look fantastic for you! Happy Halloween! Becca

  12. I’m so glad you like this option! Have a very Happy Halloween! Becca

  13. Worked great! Made it even easier by just using a plastic orange tablecloth, instead of lots of tissue paper. Cheap and easy!

  14. Mary | The tablecloth is a BRILLIANT idea!! I love it! I’ll have to try that this year 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation! | Becca

  15. Great ideas, especially about the orange tissue paper! I just wish you hadn’t bought stuff from Hobby Lobby, since they are trying to force their religious beliefs on workers, by denying them birth control.

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