Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIY Halloween Banner

I love Halloween and soon as October 1st arrives we start decorating the house. This will be my second project for this year: a banner that I intend to display on the china cabinet on my dining room. 

 This project was really inexpensive. For materials I used scrapbook paper (Recollections from Michael's 5 for $1.00) cardboard boxes (I used cereal boxes) acrylic paint and string ribbon.

First I made two squares of paper: one in 4"x6" and the other 31/2" x 51/2"

Then measuring one inch in the center I made a triangle on the paper to create the banner look.

I made the letters using my Cricut, but you can also use stickers or printed letters from your computer.

I backed my banner with chipboard from cereal boxes to make it more durable. Then I proceeded to paint the back with black acrylic paint. This step can be skipped. I also used my Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot to finish the look.

Using a paper punch I made hole to be able to string the ribbon around. And as a last touch I added in the first and last banner Halloween printables that I found online.

I love the result and the bargain that it was to construct my banner.

Thanks for reading and your comments!

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