Light up your street with a silhouette masterpiece

Throughout the winter months, it’s important we keep our communities shining bright. A fun and easy way to do this, that everyone can join in with, is by creating a window display in your home and asking others to do the same!

Hang lights, put up a picture, go wild with a chalk pen… unleash your inner artist and brighten up the day of passers-by.

Why not join in with The Big Neighbourhood Winter Windowland Trail on the 19th and 20th December? Invite your neighbours to take part too and encourage everyone to do some window wondering.

One of our favourite ways we’ve seen windows transformed is with simple silhouettes. There’s some great ideas and inspiration on Window Wanderland, or here’s how you can create your own magical display...

Click here to download and print your silhouettes. 

  • Black card
  • Tracing paper (if copying a design)
  • Coloured tissue paper (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or scalpel
  • Glue
  • Tape or blu tack
Choose what you want to create a silhouette of and where it will go. You might decide to go large and measure your whole window or to do something smaller to start with. Make sure you pick a spot people passing by will be able to see.
Draw your shape onto the black card. You could either do a block silhouette, or something more intricate with sections cut out inside (like a house with windows).

If you’re stuck for ideas or want to create something quickly, download and print our template, and cut out or trace out the design onto black card.

Using scissors or a scalpel, carefully cut out your shape and any details.

Depending on your design, cut and glue the coloured tissue paper onto the back of your card so it fills in any gaps like a stained-glass window.

Secure your design to the window with tape or blu tack (make sure it's facing outwards). As the evening draws in, switch your lights on, step outside, and see your creation shining bright.

We’d love to see your wonderful windows, make sure you share your photos with us @edencommunities.