Distressed Spooky Drapes Tutorial

05 Oct

What we’re making today: Distressed spooky drapes perfect for Halloween!
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Supplies needed: Black plastic heavy duty garbage bags, sharp scissors, masking tape
Time: 15 minutes per bag
Level of difficulty: Easy
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1) Set a black plastic heavy duty garbage bag on a flat surface with the open end towards you.
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2) Trim off 2″ from the bottom to get rid of the drawstring.
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3) Using sharp scissors, cut 1 to 2″ vertical strips going from the bottom to about an inch from the top. Don’t worry about the lines being perfectly straight, it all works out in the end.
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4) With your hands a few inches apart, grab each strip (there will be two pieces) and tug and pull each strand in different places.
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Tips: Pull very gently at the top because it breaks easily. Pull some places longer than others to vary the lengths of each strip.

5) The drape should look something like this now:
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6) Tape to a door or over windows for eerie Halloween decor!
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I’d love to see where you put your distressed spooky drapes – attach a picture of your project here!

20 comments
ChenBobbie27
ChenBobbie27

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Prairie Mother
Prairie Mother

How FABULOUS!! I can't wait to do this with my kids today!!

Neysa Watson
Neysa Watson

I can't wait to use this idea for our Annual Cube decorating contest at work--very cool. Love that it is so easy. Thanks for sharing.

gina o.
gina o.

Oh my gosh these look so awesome! These would be great for party decorations too in other colors...I am thinking white would be nice in winter

Thanks for sharing

*gina*

Deanne Gutierrez
Deanne Gutierrez

Too cool and super easy - thanks for sharing...

Deanne G

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lynn
lynn

these would be great for a kids party-tfs!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

How cool. WIsh I had know about this years ago when the kids were little and we had costume parties.

Theresa McK
Theresa McK

I'm totally loving the idea of this for my windows!!! Brilliant idea! :)

Noreen
Noreen

I wouldn't have thought of using black trash bags.. great idea! And you can really make them tattered, too.

flowerdisco
flowerdisco

what a cool thing to do. I am trying it for my front door, hehehe. I wonder what the neighbors will say, hehehe.

Amy Noorda
Amy Noorda

Awesome idea Paige! Adding black garbage bags to my list now....

Beth W
Beth W

Perfectly awesome-what a brilliant idea!

Jeannette R.
Jeannette R.

Love this. I think I need to go to the dollar store and get some black bags. I wonder if this would work with white bags for Winter as icicles?

Char-D
Char-D

Such a cool effect, and so easy to do. Thanks for the info.

Su
Su

This idea is great!

Rachel
Rachel

Ooh I love these! Great idea. Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking to this.

sherry
sherry

that is totally awesome!! ...off to buy some gargbage bags

sandee
sandee

oh I did something similiar to this years ago but I didn't take it to the next level like you did! I loved the effect of the pulling and stretching the plastic out, it does create a spooktackular look! As always, I am continuing to learn new things from ya'll! Thanks for the tip! :) I just might have to make me some!

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