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Crepe-Paper Curtains

Martha crafts creepy crepe-paper curtains, a simple and inexpensive way to "spook up" your Halloween decor.


  • Measuring tape
  • Crepe-paper curtain kit or roll of black crepe-paper streamer and monofilament
  • Scissors
  • Painter's tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Bat garland


  1. Step 1

    Measure window frame's length and cut strips to fit.

  2. Step 2

    Gently stretch and twist strip of crepe paper. Cut and tear edges of strips to create a ragged appearance.

  3. Step 3

    Thread monofilament through strips to hang curtain, or apply painter's tape to window frame and then apply double-sided tape on top of that to hold strips.

  4. Step 4

    To create the tie-back, use craft bat garland, cut to about 5 bats. Loop garland around curtain and attach it to the window frame using double-sided tape.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008