Spooky Halloween Mirror
Halloween is knocking the door, so I think it’s the best time for you to make a spooky mirror for Halloween.
Halloween is the best time of the year for doing some new crafts, and a lot of spooky crafts have to do with mirrors for sure. Why? Mirrors have long held a place in horror and fantasy literature and films too. It started from being portals into other dimensions to being haunted or cursed objects. So, if you’re not a crafty person, never fear at all.
There are plenty of people out there with great ideas on how to craft for any holiday or season. Many a ghost tale has sent a shiver up spines with stories of reflections moving just a bit differently from yours or of seeing creatures or people who weren’t even really in the room.
I love using stencils and silk-screens for Halloween projects like this because it drastically cuts down on the time and energy spent on creating the pattern Halloween theme. Plus it is much more effective than I could ever be with a tiny brush and a steady hand at creating the same pattern over and over again in other places.
You can display an innocent-looking Animated Haunted Mirror at your party, and watch as one guest after another is spooked by the ghoulish girl lurking within. The eerie girl holds a candle and appears when motion sensors are triggered. Her creepy voice utters before she disappears again, waiting to haunt her next guest victim.
Normal-looking mirror with motion-activated display of a ghostly girl who talks with wind sounds howl when the girl appears, and the mirror looks cracked.
Now your spooky Halloween mirror is ready to use. Bonus points if you add a few black paper bats to the mirror and surrounding area.
Are you looking for Halloween home decor ideas that are easy and inexpensive? i bet the answer is yes… keep that in your mind it’s completely removable when the spookiest holiday of the year is over?! If so, this Spooky Halloween Mirror has your name all over it!
Besides two small skeletons and something to stage the scene in, you don’t need any fancy stuff to create this little Halloween tableau. You can use an old mirror. I have this thing for large old mirror and love using them to create fairy gardens; but a box frame would work too. And don’t worry about messing up the old mirror and its box frame. Once Halloween is over you can ban that ghost in the mirror right back where it belongs with a scraper and a cloth.
There are quite a few ways to create a ghost in a mirror; so just download a creepy skull image from the internet and printed it out. Give the glass a good wipe to remove any smudges and dust; and cut the image so it’s smaller than the piece of glass. Place the image face down onto the glass and remove any air bubbles with an old credit card or brayer.
Using mirror paint you can spray one side of the mirror and let dry. After a second coat of paint you can let it dry for about 30 minutes. And by using a scrubby sponge you can gently rub away a section of paint in the middle to make a space for the face leaving specks of paint here and there. Then try to use a piece of low grit sand paper and sanded sections of the mirror to create an aged look. Another trick is to spray water in sections before spray painting. The water drops will create the look of an old mirror once the paint and water have dried.
Spider webs are a great way to add spookiness to your Halloween house. But making them look realistic is the key to success. Try to set them up so that people have to walk through them. In my opinion, there’s nothing scarier than thinking you have walked through a spider web; and there might be a spider on you… lol