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Project

Spooky Paper Curtains

Replace fabric curtains with elegant, gothic-inspired ones made of paper.

Materials

  • 24-by-36-inch heavyweight black paper from art-supply store
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape

Steps

  1. Step 1

     Download the templates, which you'll print in sections and tape together.

  2. Step 2

    Trace the shapes onto black paper, and cut out.

  3. Step 3

    Place looped pieces of masking tape on the curtain's edges, and attach to the inside edge of the window's frame.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2005

Reviews (8)

  • 25 Oct, 2008

    You could also use inexpensive black plastic tablecloths found in the greeting cards department of "big box stores".

  • 9 Oct, 2008

    I cut large black plastic lawn bags, I could do two windows per bag. The static cling is enough to hold them to the windows and plus it's really really inexpensive. At night from the outside it looks just as spooky as if I had used fabric.

  • 5 Oct, 2008

    I cut two side "curtains" and a center "swag" for my three windows out of black foamcore board (black matte paper/black foam) several years ago and they are still in excellent condition. I mount them to the inside of the window frame with removable adhesive tabs (3M) each year. Sheets are available in different thicknesses and sizes up to 48" x 72". The local art supply store sells them by the sheet.

  • 3 Oct, 2008

    Try a teacher supply store!

  • 30 Sep, 2008

    Can anyone tell me where I can find "24-by-36-inch heavyweight black paper"? I've checked all the craft stores here, and all I can find is expensive paper intended for artists. And I can't find this size, they are all smaller (19x24, etx).

  • 30 Sep, 2008

    Can anyone tell me where I can find "24-by-36-inch heavyweight black paper"? I've checked all the craft stores here, and all I can find is expensive paper intended for artists. And I can't find this size, they are all smaller (19x24, etx).

  • 30 Sep, 2008

    Can anyone tell me where I can find "24-by-36-inch heavyweight black paper"? I've checked all the craft stores here, and all I can find is expensive paper intended for artists. And I can't find this size, they are all smaller (19x24, etx).

  • 18 Sep, 2008

    This is an easy inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween - It will help transform a room from the inside for a party and from the outside it gives a gothic style silhouette.