Halloween is just around the corner, have you started decorating yet? If not that’s okay because you still have time, PLUS we have the cutest Halloween banner to get you started.
I have been busy putting up my fall and Halloween decorations and it’s been so much fun!! This year I created a Halloween Banner to add to my collection of goodies. I shared it with you all earlier in September but today I wanted to get up close and personal. I want to share with you all the fun details. Why do you ask? Well honestly I can’t stop smiling every time I walk by and see it hanging on my shelf next to all my decorations. You might wonder why a shelf? Well, I don’t have a mantle to hang it on so I just hung it on the next best thing. So if you don’t have a mantle either, no worries! Take a look around and see where YOUR perfect place is.
You can easily add it to just about any place. It has about 15″ of ribbon on each end to tie it up or in my case I used thumb tacks to tack the ribbon to my shelf. It added so much cuteness and it makes me happy!
Here is a picture of my Spooky Halloween Banner! The traditional Halloween colors of orange, black and white make it versatile and it will go with just about any décor.
This spooktacular kit comes with everything pre-cut, so it makes it super easy and fast to put together! Things you will need in addition to putting this kit together are: adhesive, foam tape , scissors and black ink, everything else comes with the kit. The ink can be optional but I believe it adds depth and gives an overall finished look to the project. The photo’s show the inked pattern paper edges.
Next I will walk you through all six letters and share with you all the details…the first letter is ‘S’. It has the following stickers: black cauldron, bat, spider, orange star and the two-word stickers, ‘October 31st’ and ‘Wicked.’
The only sticker that is 3-d using foam tape is the bat. All the rest of the stickers are flat. Embellish the ‘S’ with (4) medium orange rhinestone stickers along the top left of the letter. Add (1) large black rhinestone sticker to the body of the spider.
Another technique that I used throughout this project is distressing the edges of the white cardstock with the edge of my scissors. This technique roughs up the edges and again adds dimension to the project.
When creating the Spooky Banner, I glued all my pieces down to the chipboard before I added them to the ribbon. I will explain how to add the ribbon to the letters later on.
The next letter is ‘P’. This letter uses the following stickers: spider web, orange star and the word stickers ‘eek!’ and ‘haunted’. Add (1) large black rhinestone sticker and (1) mini black rhinestone sticker to the body of the spiders. Embellish the letter ‘P’ with (3) medium orange rhinestone stickers.
Next we have the letter ‘O’. On this particular letter we will be using the following stickers: witch’s hat, pennant sticker, white star and the word sticker ‘spooky’. The hat is 3-d using the foam tape. Embellish the ‘P’ with (3) medium orange rhinestone stickers to the bottom left of letter.
Now moving on to the next letter ‘O’, we will be using the following stickers: ghost, orange star and the word stickers ‘Happy Halloween’ and ‘Boo!’ Add (3) medium orange rhinestone stickers to the top right side of the letter ‘O’.Now we will highlight the letter ‘K’. This letter will be featuring the following stickers: orange pumpkin, black spider, white star and the two-word stickers ‘Fright Night’ and ‘Trick or Treat’. The spider is 3-d using the foam tape. Add (1) large black rhinestone sticker to the body of the spider. Add (3) medium orange rhinestone stickers to the bottom of the letter ‘K’.
Now moving on to the last letter ‘Y’. This letter will be featuring the following stickers: black cat, pennant, orange star and the word sticker ‘Scary’. Tie bow with the black and white baker’s twine around the cat’s tail. Next add the (4) medium orange rhinestone stickers to the left side of the letter ‘Y’.
Complete banner by adding the letters to the black ribbon. My suggestion is to lay out all the letters in the order they are going to hang. Then starting with the last letter, string it on to the black ribbon by placing the ribbon in the first hole and going behind the chipboard and coming back up through the second hole on the letter you are working with. Move your chipboard letter to the end of ribbon but leaving about 15″ of extra ribbon to hang or tie your banner with. You will want to continue to do this with all the rest of the letters until they are all strung on.
Here is a picture of what the ribbon looks like on the back side of the banner. Once the chipboard letters are all strung on the ribbon, space them evenly out to your desired spacing. As you can see I have them spaced about 2″ apart.
Once that is done, you can now cut and tie the black and orange ribbon on to the banner and then cut and tie the black and white baker’s twine.
That’s it! You have completed the Spooky Halloween Banner! I hope you have enjoyed getting up close and personal today with my fun little project and I hope it has inspired you to start decorating. If you would like more details on ordering one for you, visit our website or click here!
Happy Creating~ Nanci Carlton