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Halloween Window Decoration

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Turn windows into ghostly shapes for Halloween by trimming them with these curvy coverings. They're easy to make and install in any room you haunt.

 Decorative Halloween window covering

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Jigsaw or narrow drywall saw
  • 180-grit sandpaper
  • Paintbrush or roller

Materials

  • 1/2-in x 4-ft x 8-ft insulated sheathing, #15348
  • Valspar Signature interior satin paint, Safari Brown (#6009-1)
  • 1-in black ring-shank paneling nails
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Project Resources

Instructions

Step 1

Cut the foam board to a size that's 2 inches greater than the length and width of your window. Print the window decoration pattern and transfer the design to the foam board.
Good to Know
The design can be customized to fit most window heights and widths. When sizing up your windows, measure from the outside edges of the moulding.

Step 2

Working outside, cut out the opening using a jigsaw or the narrow tip of a drywall saw. (Save the cutout for future projects or insulation needs.) Sand the cut edges smooth with 180-grit sandpaper. Vacuum debris clinging to the foam and thoroughly remove dust from the surfaces using a damp cloth that reduces static electricity as you wipe.

Step 3

Apply two coats of paint to the front, back, and edges of the board.
Good to Know
Painting both the front and back face ensures the color of the foam won't reflect in the window or show from outside.

Step 4

Have a helper hold the foam in place centered over the window. Using black nails, fasten the foam to the window trim. Repeat for the remaining windows.
Good to Know
After Halloween, you can fill the tiny nail holes using colored wood filler.