These charming, Vintage Halloween Decorations that many of us grew up with are now highly collectible reminders of our childhood. Diecuts, sometimes called die cuts or cutouts, are machine pressed out of stiff cardboard, paper pulp or heavy card stock. These decorations were used to embellish store windows, schoolrooms, bulletin boards, front doors and were a fixture at school and home parties. Some of the more popular companies that manufactured these decorate paper novelties include Beistle, Dennison, Gibson and Carrington (American companies) and many were German made. From the turn of the 20th century through today, Halloween diecuts are as much a part of the holiday as candy corn, trick or treats and costumes!
Common Halloween themes include: Jack-O-Lanterns, ghosts, witches with black cats, skeletons, black cat faces, pumpkins and black cats, haunted houses, owls and more. Some of the more collectible ones are dancing black cats, Jack O’Lanterns with jointed legs that dance, black cat jazz quartets, and grinning pumpkin faces. The more expensive ones are embossed, jointed, glittered and include crepe paper honeycomb attachments.
Vintage Halloween Decorations