Yay! It's finally October! Last night we had a cold front come through and it was the first time it felt like fall.
I have some fall stuff planned for the blog and the shop but first, let's talk about Halloween, shall we?
How about a freebie? You can get the black and white Halloween banner HERE.
Now let's doll it up a bit.
Here's what you need:
- Free Halloween Printable Banner
- 5 sheets of 12x12 cardstock (color of your choice)
- Ribbon and/or tulle
- Paper Trimmer
- Hole Punch
Using a paper trimmer and/or scissors, cut out the banner pieces and glue them to cardstock (as pictured) leaving enough room on the edges to create a mat for each piece.
Then, using a paper trimmer or scissors, cut the cardstock into three pieces. Start with the single banner piece first allowing about 1/4 of an inch for the matting. Then cut the side by side banner pieces.
Your pieces should look like this. Make sure to leave enough excess at the bottom of each piece to allow for the points. Using your scissors, trim the bottom of each flag again leaving about 1/4 of an inch for the matting.
Step 2: Punch Holes
Now that all your banner pieces are matted and cut, punch holes in the upper corners of the banner pieces. Don't worry about them being perfectly lined up, just eyeball it…that's the beauty of DIY. :)
Step 3: String and embellish
Using your twine, string the banner pieces together leaving enough excess to separate the words and to hang.
Then add your ribbon. I just added ribbon and tulle at the beginning and end of each word.
Step 4: Hang Banner
I normally use command hooks and a slip knot to hang my banners but I didn't have any command hooks so I just taped it up.
The Trick or Treat Print is available in my shop. An orange and black polka dot version is also available.
Send me pictures of your banner if you make one yourself!