Boogety Boogety Boo

On one mystic, magic night, 
Jack O Lanterns glowing bright, 
kids with bags of candy sweet,
roam door to door and street to street,
all dressed up for trick or treat!

 Oh, what to wear

Oh, what to wear

Wizards with wands, pirates with hooks,
monsters and clowns with spooky looks,

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kings and queens with capes and crowns,
a princess in her royal gown, 

 Have a seat

Have a seat

 The dark kitchen awaits

The dark kitchen awaits

witches with warts and fairies with wings
movies stars with sparkling rings, 

vampires with fangs that bite, 
ghost that boo all dressed in white.

 Join us

Join us

Imaginations taken flight,
on that one mystic, magic night.

Oh, the fun of Halloween, 
be young or old or in between!

Mystic Magination Night!

Patricia L. Cisco

Halloween Takes Flight: How To Make Halloween Curtains in 5 Steps

This Halloween, I, like many others I know, get inspired by the craftiness of Martha Stewart around this time of year. Knowing that my daughter was throwing a seasonal soiree, this was the perfect excuse I was looking for to break out the Google searches on “Halloween Crafts.”

 

Once we landed on these menacing silhouettes, it was time to attempt the (nearly) impossible task. Since we had so much fun making these Halloween curtains—small mistakes and all—I thought I’d share an easy how-to with you all. Here’s hoping you get inspired by this spooktacular project.


Step 1: After Gathering Supplies, Begin Stencil

Have fun creating these silhouettes with chalk (easy to erase) and some black fabric. Cutting these out are the hardest part— so go slow!

Step 2: Sew Curtains — no loose threads!

  Showing off my sewing skills.

Showing off my sewing skills.

Step 3 & 4: Cut and Glue

If you forget to use a paintbrush to spread the glue, a spare finger will do.

Step 5: Light Up the Night & Enjoy!

  For something extra eye-catching, we used gold leaf for the eye.

For something extra eye-catching, we used gold leaf for the eye.

  Admiring the work from across the street from a goblin’s point of view.

Admiring the work from across the street from a goblin’s point of view.

What are some of your favorite Halloween craft ideas— both new and old? Comment below and share in the Halloween Spirit!