Monday, October 25, 2010

Butcher Paper Halloween Decorating

One of my favorite blogs is Be Different. Act Normal. If you've never been there, you must go visit today! Lorie is great. She finds all kinds of projects that I wish I would have found. I think the main differences in our blogs is that she features more creative food/treats than I do. I try to stick to mostly crafts. This is a post of hers that she posted a couple of months ago. I loved every idea in it and asked if I could repost it here. She willingly obliged my request.

If you want to keep the cost of decorating down for Halloween, but still want to do something neat, invest in a roll of black butcher paper. Martha has aboout a dozen ideas that require no more than black paper, some good scissors, and a patient cutting hand.

If you have a staircase in your home that isn't carpeted, you can add a spooy staircase silhouette:

or some creepy mice:

You can use the black paper to turn your lamps into ghouls:

or infest them with bats:

Add some spook with black paper curtains:

Or put something a little scarier in your windows:

Not to mention that it will make a great table cloth for a Halloween table by itself on the kids table or under some tulle on your buffet. There are about a million and one uses for butcher paper and I pretty much love them all.

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  1. Anytime I see photos of such cool stairs I wish my stairs were not carpet. I would rip it off in a heartbeat but I swear about once a week I have a goofy teenager come down the stairs too fast and slip down a few stairs- so for them i keep the carpet! For now however I will just drool at other stairs!

  2. I love the silhouettes in the windows! If I had more time this week I would so include them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute ideas! Love that staircase shadow.


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