Window Treatments: The Latest Scare Tactics for an even Spookier Halloween.

Looking for a way to add more scary fun to your home for Halloween? Then why not look to your windows, where there’s plenty of space for creating haunting effects for both inside and outside your home. From window clings and silhouettes, to creepy crawly curtains, your imagination is the key to unlocking a venerable dungeon of spooky looks! Plus, once you invest some creativity and a little time, over the years you’ll assemble a collection of stunning Halloween window decorations that are reusable over and over again. And with the affordability of most craft supplies, it’s surprisingly easy and economical to create the perfect look and vibe that will be popular for both family and friends during the Halloween season.

 Black Cats, Witches, and Ghosts. They’re all invited!

Even if you don’t have lots of time, a little online research and shopping will yield an array of fun and spook-worthy options from which to choose from. There’s always that symbolic jet black cat, available as a window cling, silhouette, or in fine-gauge lace. Or why not feature the wicked witch, also in convenient cling or silhouette treatments. Ghosts, goblins, witches and just about any and all of your favorite Halloween “spookies” are easily created for windows by simply downloading a template online, printing it out, and then calculating the size you want. Using your template, you can easily sketch out and then cut a silhouette to fit almost any window size. Detailed instructions are easily available online using a few simple keywords, such as “Halloween window templates” or Halloween window silhouettes”.

 Creepy Clings that are ready to hang, and more.

Festive Jack o’ Lanterns and such that are “hang ready” make Halloween a snap if you go with a window cling. This popular material comes in a great selection of classic Halloween characters, including spiders, webs, skeletons, witches, and ghosts, among others. Clings are easy to apply and remove, and the graphic quality is highly professional.  Another great idea is setting up a video projection for your window. All you need is a bright harsh light, a cape with a fedora hat and you can stand, maybe holding a knife, in front of the sheet with the light behind you and sway back and forth. All they see outside is the shadow. This makes a great Halloween site for greeting trick or treaters!

 Horror “Reborns” are the Rage.

You can also take advantage of the current rage in zombie dolls. What’s scarier than a doll? A wide-eyed, open-mouthed baby doll.  And what’s even more terrifying than that baby doll? One that’s deliberately been taken apart, painted, and “all dolled up” into a vampire, zombie or even a werewolf, and placing them in your window, either hanging from a rope or having them sit on a window sill. If you haven’t heard of reborn dolls, you’re late to the game: refurbishing factory-made dolls is a 15-year-old phenomenon. Today, there are kits specifically designed for “reborn artists” to craft their own realistic babies and toddlers. But about five years ago, an entirely new subcategory arrived on the “reborn doll” scene – horror reborns. Although creating these spooky, realistic creatures is more time consuming, you can make these yourself or purchase them as well. To make your own, simply do some online searching using the key phrase, “how to create reborn horror dolls”.

As you can see, there’s no limit to what you can do with windows to amplify the sights of Halloween. All you need is a little time and imagination to create window decorations the whole neighborhood will be talking about!