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Glitter Silhouettes

Create sparkling Halloween decorations perfect for the home by adding some glamorous glitter to witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl silhouettes.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008


  • Old frame with glass removed

  • Glittering glue

  • Paint brush

  • Onyx glitter

  • Poster board

  • Scissors

  • Xyron machine with double-sided adhesive cartridge, or double-sided mounting film large enough for frame

  • Carnelian or Fire Opal glitter

  • Cardstock

  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks


  1. Paint frame with glue a section at a time and sprinkle with Onyx glitter. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.

  2. Cut a piece of thin posterboard to the same dimensions as the backboard of the frame. Prepare the posterboard by running it through a Xyron machine fitted with a double-sided adhesive cartridge, or by using double-sided mounting film. Remove protective sheet and spread glitter over sticky surface. Shake off excess glitter.

  3. Print witch, jack-o'-lantern, skull, spider, or owl template on cardstock and cut out silhouette. Prepare and glitter the silhouette as you did the background.

  4. Lay the background piece face down within the frame. Secure back onto frame and flip over. With a hot-glue gun, glue glittered silhouette to center of glittered background.

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