10/20/10

Halloween pennant banner

As I mentioned before, I've been on a little Halloween kick this year. So I purchased some new items to add to the decorations I already had and I have made a few things. Today, I want to share with you a banner I created to hang in our family room. I have more of the items we have decorated with posted at Ridiculous Lab if you'd like to stop by and take a peek.

Here is the banner I finally decided to create:

Sorry for the glare - it was hard to get a good photo of the entire thing. Here's another shot:

Click to see a larger image.

I have some pics of the individual pennants and can explain how I made this as I show you a few close-ups:


I started with an .svg pattern to use on my Cricut. This one included a scalloped edge pennant and a straight edged one. I cut the scalloped edged pieces from black cardstock and the straight edged pieces from various patterned paper, staying with the colors black/gray, orange and purple.


I also cut the letters on the Cricut from a sheet of DP that was black and printed with eyes. To the "O" letters, I hand cut a couple of additional eyes from the paper to add for fun. Each letter was mounted to a die cut mat (using Nestabilities). Some of the mats were stamped with an image as well (see the "S" and "P" above).


I punched holes in the top two corners of each pennant and threaded them along a length of ribbon. I had picked up a small garland of spiders and beads and combined that with the banner by clipping the two together using clothespins that I covered in matching DP.

The entire project is then clipped up to a section of trim in my family room, with the ribbon tied in bows at the ends. Simple and fun! I hope this has inspired you to create a banner of your own this Halloween!

I will have one last Halloween project to share with you soon - I think I might finally get it finished and hung up today. Don't forget to check out Ridiculous Lab for more spooky goodies!

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4 comments:

Kay said...

That is one very cool banner; I love it!

Janet said...

omg this is so cool!!!
hugs

Haley D. said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I love the color scheme....it's done so well!!