Friendly Ghost Shades
These easy, inexpensive window treatments are a spooky addition to windows for Halloween.
Photography: Richard Banks
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2013
Paper Black Out window shades, by Redi Shade, from $6 each, homedepot.com
Paper window shade
Thin white paper
Trim a paper window shade to fit your window.
Print and cut out ghost templates; trace them onto thin white paper, such as white kraft paper, and cut them out.
Stretch the shade flat; tape it to a work surface.
Spray the back of a ghost with adhesive, then press it onto the shade.
To get a scalloped lower edge, as shown, pinch a stack of pleats up from the bottom (we did eight), and diagonally snip off the ends (see diagram 1 in template). Fold the bottom edge in half to fan the pleats, and secure with double-stick tape (see diagram 2 in template).