{tutorial} handmade halloween banner

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the color combinations, costumes, the spooky & kooky characters and, of course, the parties! Today I am going to show you how to make a fun, simple and inexpensive Halloween banner.

First gather your supplies, you will need:

  • Black burlap
  • Orange ribbon
  • Halloween garland
  • Black fuzzy pom poms
  • Orange & white paint
  • Letter stencil (I used my Cricut)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or hot glue gun

Supplies

Using a piece of paper make a template for your pennant. I used my pinking shears and cut out nine pennants from the black burlap.

Now that you’ve cut out all your pennants, you will need to make your letter templates. I used my Cricut and cut out “HALLOWEEN” on contact paper (my cheap version of vinyl I use for projects like this.) Center your stencil on the pennant and using a small paint brush dab orange paint in the letter.

Once the paint is dry, carefully remove your stencil.  Take the end of your paint brush and make polka dots on the pennant.

Now it’s time to put it all together.  Lay out your ribbon and lay the pennants face down on the ribbon, secure with pins.  I used a zig zag stitch to sew the ribbon to the pennants.

You can leave your banner as is—or if you want a little extra pizzazz—add the garland and pom poms. Cut your garland the length of the banner and sew it onto the ribbon (again use a zig zag stitch.) Next, add the sparkly pom pom’s to the tip of each pennant with hot glue.

Now you have a fun banner to hang for Halloween.

5 thoughts on “{tutorial} handmade halloween banner

  1. The sparkly garland is a great touch. Love the technique of stenciling on to the burlap. So many possibilities.

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