The One with the Distressed Spooky Drapes Tutorial


Monday, October 4, 2010

I need something to keep my mind off the fact that I'm still pregnant. I've decided that I'm going to set my heart on the possibility that I might have to be induced a week after my due date. Therefore, in no more than 18 days, tops, I will have a baby. I can do that. Positive thinking. Only 18 more days. So in order to stay distracted I whipped up some fun decor for All Hallow's Eve which I will now share with world wide "webbers". Hehe.

What we're making: Distressed Spooky Drapes
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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 peasy
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1) Distract the dog with his favorite treat so he'll stay out of the way.
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2) Lay a black plastic heavy duty garbage bag on a flat surface with the open end towards you.
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3) Trim off 2" from the bottom to get rid of the drawstring.
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4) Using sharp scissors, cut 1 to 2" vertical strips going from the bottom to about an inch from the top. Perfection isn't necessary.
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5) 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.

6) It should look something like this:
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7) Tape to a door or over windows for eerie Halloween decor!
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I love fast, easy, and cheap holiday projects :)
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN