We happen to live in a neighborhood named “Sleepy Hollow”, and that lends itself well to decorating for Halloween! We have a neighborhood party every year and last year, Little Jo fussed at me that we didn’t have many decorations out for the event. Well, she was right. I always go all out for Christmas, but Halloween just hasn’t done it for me in the past. I thought I would try a bit harder this year and decided to try my own window silhouette. Playing off our neighborhood name, I chose the headless horseman as my subject.
I started by printing the image I wanted to use on regular paper. I needed it large enough to fill a window, though, so I reached for our new Tracer Jr. projector from the Madison Art Shop. Let me take a minute to tell you how much I love this projector. It’s compact, affordable, and super easy to use. All you have to do is turn it on and set it on top of your image. That’s it. No computer hook-up needed!
I taped a large sheet of black paper (you can buy rolls at a craft store or a teacher supply store) onto the wall and projected the image right onto it. Then I used a pencil to quickly trace the design.
This silhouette looks amazing in my dining room window! The projector made it so easy. The hardest part of this project was cutting it out with an X-acto knife. I used regular tape to adhere it to the inside of my window, with the black side of the paper facing out. Once I turned the light on in the room, the silhouette was so clear in the window. I love how it turned out and Little Jo approves!