Use an old window to create fun and spooky DIY Halloween window art – perfect for a vintage or rustic themed holiday! Very easy to make.
Skills Required: Intermediate Beginner. The only reason I would call this more than a beginner project is just the amount of time it requires. You’re going to invest a few hours to complete the entire window.
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 Halloween wall art idea with you all! If you’re into making your own DIY Halloween decorations, this is going to be a fun project for you.
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! Here’s what I did.
Halloween Window Art
Gather These Supplies
- An old window
- Lace – I used a Halloween lace tablecloth from Michaels
- Acrylic Paint
- Old Book
- Plastic Spiders
- Hot Glue
- Mod Podge Matte
- Foam Brush or Paint Brush
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.
While my paint was drying, I measured my glass panes. I cut my lace and my chalkstock to fit the number of panes I had with my ruler and scissors.
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 Halloween window art 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 Halloween window art is definitely going to be the star in my holiday decor for years to come. I hope you all will try making your own spooky window art sometime too!
- Old window
- Mod Podge Matte
- Black lace pieces
- Chalkboard cardstock or paint
- Book pages
- Plastic spiders
- Ruler or tape measure
- Hot glue gun
- Clean the window and the panes of glass. Let dry.
- Paint stripes around the frame with black paint and a large brush. They don't need to be exact. Let dry.
- Measure the glass panes with the ruler. Cut the lace and chalkboard cardstock to fit the panes with the ruler and scissors.
- Add the lace. Brush a layer of Mod Podge on one of the panes. Lay the lace onto the coated pane and lightly press down.
- Apply a thicker coat of Mod Podge over the lace and let dry.
- To add the cardstock, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto a pane and press down. Use the brayer to smooth (don't let the Mod Podge get onto the front). Let dry.
- For the center pane I cut several book pages, applied a layer of Mod Podge to the glass, and smoothed them down one by one. Overlap as needed and let dry.
- Repeat until the window is covered. Go back and apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire frame, minus the chalkboard cardstock panes. Let dry completely.
- Prep the chalkboard panes as instructed with a piece of chalk.
- Add spiders with hot glue to your Halloween window art, randomly as desired. Let dry completely before displaying.