Vintage Halloween Décor

By  Rebekah Meier  for  The Dow Chemical Co.


  • STYROFOAM sheet, 1/2” thick, 12”x36” (Dow)
  • Image Emporium Halloween IV downloadable images* (#IE162) (The Vintage Workshop)
  • Cardstock: black; cream; orange
  • Decorative papers of choice
  • Orange rick rack


  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Stickles Glitter Glue: Black Diamond; Icicle (Ranger)
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Craft knife
  • Computer and color printer
  • 1. Use craft knife to cut three 4"x6" rectangles from STYROFOAM.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to print two Halloween images onto cream cardstock. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim to 3"x4-1/2" rectangles.
  • 3. Print remaining image onto cream card stock; use decorative-edge scissors to trim to 3-1/2"x5-1/2" rectangle.
  • 4. Cut nine 1/2"x5" strips from papers or cardstock. Adhere strips around STYROFOAM sheet edges. (Note: Splice strips together to fit around block.)
  • 5. Cut three 4-3/4"x6-3/4" rectangles from cardstock. Glue rectangles to front of each of three blocks.
  • 6. For hangers, cut 1"x4" strips from coordinating papers. Mat strips onto cardstock, leaving, 1/8" decorative edged borders.
  • 7. Adhere one side of hanger to each STYROFOAM block, leaving 1" loop to hang ornament.
  • 8. Mat vintage images on cardstock and decorative papers; adhere to block fronts. Cut three cardstock rectangles, 1/4" larger than front of each block. Adhere to backs of blocks. Cut three cardstock rectangles 1/4" larger than front of each ornament and adhere to front of each ornament.
  • 9. Decorate ornaments with glitter, rick rack, and stars.