Halloween Silhouettes

Create these easy to make Halloween Silhouettes without a personal cutting machine.

DIY Halloween Silhouettes without a personal cutting machine

It might be too early to decorate for Halloween but it’s never too early to start crafting. Halloween is probably my favorite holiday to decorate for. There’s so many options from spooky to whimsical, haunting to traditional. This year I decided on a little more subtle Halloween Decor. A little less spooky and a little more fun. I started out with frames I already had around the house. My frames are 5″x7″ and 4″x6″ but you can choose whatever fits in your space best.

Halloween Silhouettes display on entry table

Supplies needed:

  • assorted frames
  • patterned paper
  • silhouette images
  • printer
  • scissors
  • printer paper
  • glue stick

Halloween Silhouettes supplies

The best part about this project is that you need very few supplies and can make it without a personal cutting machine. If you love the look of simple silhouettes then this is the project for you. Look up different silhouette images and print them off of the computer. You might have to size them before you print them off, depending on the sizes of your frames. I chose an owl, cat, crow, and bat because I like the simple shapes and they all go together well.

4 Halloween silhouettes

Cut the silhouettes out using a craft knife or scissors. Easy peasy right? I used to make different silhouettes years ago before personal cutting machines so just think of taking it back to old school crafting.

Cut out Halloween Silhouettes

The tree had to be trimmed up a little before I attached the owl image to the scrapbook paper. You can trim the silhouettes a little smaller if you need to, to fit the frames. Attach all the images to the patterned papers using a glue stick. You can choose a more Halloweenish patterned paper if you like. I just love this houndstooth paper, especially the fun and happy colors.

Attach Halloween Silhouettes to patterned paper

The random frames add personality to the simple cut out images. You can paint them all the same color for unity if you like, but I prefer them this way.

Halloween Silhouettes collage

Play around with displaying the Halloween silhouettes until you get the look you’re going for. You can display them together or separately.

Display Halloween Silhouettes

They would be fun as party favors or friend gifts also.

Halloween Silhouettes table

What silhouettes would you make?

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DIY Halloween Silhouettes craft project

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Amy September 23, 2011, 6:11 am

    I love it Leanne! I love the colors of the background papers, and the fact that the frames almost “match” the subject in the frame. 🙂 It’s an awesome display- one I may just have to copy.

  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends September 23, 2011, 6:18 am

    What a fun idea! And I love that you didn’t even need to use a silhouette or cricket to cut it out. I may just have to give this one a try.

  • Stephanie G. September 23, 2011, 6:24 am

    Leanna-perfect! I agree with Amy-the background papers are awesome!!!! Looks really great and love how you grouped them together to display!!! Thanks for letting me join you ladies this month as the guest crafter!!!

  • Heather R. September 23, 2011, 6:53 am

    Love how it turned out. Been thinking about doing something similar and now I think I will definitely be doing it now that I see how awesome yours turned out! Awesome.

  • Kari September 23, 2011, 7:48 am

    I love it when you can make things from what you have at home AND I especially love (as a Silhouette-free home) that you can make silhouette-ish things without that machine!! Cute. 🙂

  • Camilla September 23, 2011, 7:54 am

    Seriously LOVE these Leanne! The hounds tooth is my favorite, it accents them so nicely!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny September 23, 2011, 10:59 am

    These are so awesome, Leanne. I hate the spooky aspect of Halloween, so these are right up my alley. I’d love to find some time to put these together this year. The houndstooth papers are perfect. I especially like the bat and the crow. Great project!

  • Jamie September 23, 2011, 3:34 pm

    I am loving all the crafts on your blog! My 5 year old daughter and I just had the most awesome time making the Halloween banner! Thank you!

  • paige September 24, 2011, 4:57 am

    Super cute, very simple to do idea! I would love for you to link up to my new linky party –

  • Nikki September 28, 2011, 11:35 am

    These are pretty darn cool! I would love it if you would stop by and share them at my linky party!

  • Julia @ 551 East Design September 28, 2011, 4:35 pm

    I love how simple this is. 🙂 They look great! Thank you for the inspiration!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! 🙂

  • SouthernScraps September 29, 2011, 3:46 am

    These are too cute! And it’s nice to have projects that can be done without fancy tools or equipment.

  • Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl September 29, 2011, 12:22 pm

    Oh, these silhouettes are just wonderful! I would love for you to share them at my Everything Halloween party starting Sunday

    Thanks so much!!!

  • Lauren October 2, 2011, 2:09 pm

    SUCH a cute idea and I love that you ‘shopped’ your own house! I’m finished with fall decorating but wouldn’t this be cute for Christmas with different images?? Thanks for a great idea!

  • Marilyn October 2, 2011, 5:03 pm

    This is awesome.. LOVE..Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I’m officially following ya

  • Allison @ House of Hepworths October 7, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Hey! I featured this today!

    Grab a “featured” if you’d like.

    Have a great weekend!

  • spreadpaper July 11, 2020, 4:27 pm

    These are so awesome, Leanne. I hate the spooky aspect of Halloween, so these are right up my alley. I’d love to find some time to put these together this year. The houndstooth papers are perfect. I especially like the bat and the crow. Great project!

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