Mark Steines is showing you how to add some extra-fun decorations to your house with this DIY.


  • Ribbon
  • Foam Board
  • Ruler
  • Brown Spray Paint
  • Gray Paint
  • Water
  • Paint Brush
  • Exterior Heavy Duty Double-Sided Tape
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Poster Strips
DYI Boarded up Windows and Doors - Home & Family


1. Cut ribbon to match the length of the window (use a color that matches window trim)

2. Take your foam core and use an X-ACTO knife to cut it into several pieces

3. Use a ruler and smash it into the edges of the foam board to give it a jagged

4. Paint the foam board using brown spray paint TIP: Use spray paint because it
will eat away at the foam board and give it a distressed look

5. Once the spray paint dries, coat the brown with a diluted gray paint

6. Lay out your ribbon (use ribbon 2” thick) and use heavy duty exterior double-
sided tape to attach the foam board slabs onto the ribbon

7. Use poster strips to attach the ribbon to with window or door frame

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