19 October 2010

how-to make a halloween pennant banner


HOW-TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN PENNANT BANNER
by marta


last week i made a handful of these halloween pennant banner kits for our upcoming boutique. they are super fun to make. i thought i might as well create a how-to post about it for those of you who might like to craft up your very own!


you'll need some festive halloween paper for the banner, even basic black cardstock could work. cut out eleven pennants from the festive scrapbook paper. six inch triangles work well! on a nice pumpkin colored cardstock, print out the word halloween. if you'd like to purchase the one i designed (shown here, with witches), my pennant download is available for five bucks right here. using a large punch or scissors, cut out the letter circles. voila! now you have circles and pennant triangles, you're halfway there!


attach each letter circle to a festive pennant with double stick tape, puffy glue dots, or old school masking tape in tiny rolls like your second grade teacher did. using a small hole punch, punch holes near the top corners of each pennant. space them wide, so there are two holes on top of each triangle. no measuring necessary, just loosen up a bit and eyeball it.


now lay your pennants out on a flat surface. string them one by one onto a lovely long ribbon (4 yards is perfect). leave some excess ribbon on each end for tying. make sure you spell halloween right while you're stringing the pennants so you won't have to undo all that hard work! i think the witches look nice on both ends, facing inwards. but that's just me.


hang your halloween banner, add extra ribbon at the ends if you'd like and impress your party guests. trick-or-treaters will be in awe of your homemade halloween decor! carry on with your halloween-ing festivities.

instant $5 download. my halloween pennant download includes step by step instructions to make your own pennant banner, the letter circles for halloween, along with the spooky witch silhouettes. after your payment is made, an email will arrive including the purchased download link. enjoy.

view the how-to series archives for tons of tutorials from readers like you.
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

14 comments:

Hil said...

Too cute Marta! I love it! Still wishing I could make it to your cute boutique.

aly said...

I'm looking to purchase a paper cutter, so yours caught my eye in the photo above. Would you recommend it? Can it be used for multiple sheets of paper?

Love the garland!

marta said...

@ aly: yes, i'm glad you asked. i love my Rotatrim Mastercut II paper cutter and highly recommend it. this cutter is by far the best tool i own and i use it every day. the Rotatrim brand is a bit of an investment, however its high quality and durability has paid for itself over and over.

and yes, it does cut a few sheets at a time, but i don't think that is its specialty. i usually do everything one by one. the ruler on the board is amazingly helpful too!

Hannah said...

Marta...this is darling. I love your simple, perfect crafts. I love to be inspired by people like you who create things that don't seem too out of reach of my own skills. Your blog is inspiring in that way.

And I am so glad you told me about your cutter last year. I've been loving my Rototrim ever since I purchased it. I'll vouch for your recommendation.

Ronda said...

This is way cute - you are so creative. Wish I could come to the Boutique. Hope you have lots of fun and bring back lots of ideas. Love to all!!

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Dayna said...

I love this! What kind of paper cutter do you use? Size? I am currently obsessed with paper cutters! I am looking for one, but am not sure what size(s) to get.

Cherish Stockdale said...

so cute, I love your how to series!

aly said...

Marta, thanks! I think a paper cutter may be the place to make an investment. A bad one is worse than none at all!

Travelin'Oma said...

I am a bad witch. I haven't decorated for Halloween!

hannahleigh. said...

These are just precious! I love your blog, you do such a good job! You are one of the reasons why I started my blog, so I would love for you to stop by my new blog at hleighp.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful week!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

so cute, Marta! I love all things paper, so this would be a fun one!

Eeny said...

It's adorable, Marta.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

It's so cute, love it!

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