Hi guys, it’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life. I am SO excited Halloween is right around the corner, so I am here to share a fun, spooky DIY Halloween wall art project with you all! I am a big Agatha Christie fan! I have been reading the Poirot Detective series of hers in order from book one to thirty-seven, and adore them all. I wanted to do a some Christie themed wall art for Halloween this year. So I dug out an old window from my parents old barn and went to town with the Mod Podge!
What You Need:
- An old window
- Lace- I used a Halloween lace tablecloth from Michaels
- Old Book
- Plastic Spiders
- Hot Glue
- Mod Podge Matte
- Foam Brush or Paint Brush
- Ruler and Scissors
The first thing I did was clean my window and the panes of glass. Once it was all clean I painted stripes around the frame with some black paint and a wide paint brush. Then I set the window aside to dry.
Next I added my lace. To start with I brushed a layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the front of my glass pane. Then I carefully laid the lace onto the coated window pane and lightly pressed down. Then I went over the top starting at the corner and applied a thicker coat of Mod Podge Matte over the lace.
I added the chalkstock by painting a thin layer of Mod Podge matte to the glass pane and then pressing the chalkstock on top. Then to adhere it even better I ran over the surface of the chalkstock with my roller.
The long pane in the middle I decided would be perfect for my book pages. I snagged a copy of Hallowe'en Party from the flea market. I cut out several pages. I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge to the glass and also to the back of each page and pressed them one by one onto the pane. Once the pane was covered I rolled the roller over the surface. Then I added a few more pages for design and rolled it again. Then I painted a layer of Mod Podge Matte on the top.
Then I added the spiders. I added a dab of hot glue to the back of each of my spiders and pressed them onto the book page pane where I wanted. To finish, I rubbed chalk on the chalkstock to prime it and then rubbed it off. Then added my chalk embellishments and it was ready to hang.
I love how my window turned out! I love the lace and how you can see the wall peeking through, the aging of the book pages, and the chalkboard element. It is a fun Halloween display and really can be customized to your style easily by the lace and book style you choose. I think it would be cute to make it with a cute kid's Halloween book too. I know this is definitely going to be the star in my Halloween decor for years to come. I hope you all will try making your own spooky window art sometime too!