Hi everyone, Abby here ! I hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons! The crisp chill in the air, the turning of the leaves, everything fall! I’m back again to share another super easy DIY with you all: Halloween-themed banners.
October means Halloween for me: working on a costume, carving pumpkins, decorating. This year, I might have gone a little over board on the decorating.
We have a beautiful mantle in our century home, and it never gets the decorating love it deserves. So this year I wanted to do something special for one of my favorite holidays.
I have amassed quite a few Halloween decorations over the years, but there were a few things missing: a Halloween banner and some spooky vases.
To make my new banner, I followed (and adjusted) a simple DIY that we’ll be sharing with you all at our next Craft Night Out (the vases are a bonus).
This month’s Craft Night Out will be held at the Waterloo Goodwill location on October 15th from 6-7PM, where we’ll be making our own Halloween (or fall) – themed banners.
For those of you that can’t join us, read on for how to make your own banner!
- An old book or Magazine
- Construction Paper (in whatever color matches your theme)
- Glue (stick and hot glue) – or a stapler
I used this DIY as a starting point for my banner. I looked up the font suggested, and used a pencil to draw similar looking letters on some black construction paper.
After I’d drawn all my letters, I cut them all out.
Then, I glued them to some magazine pages I had lying around. Unfortunately, I hadn’t stocked up on old books at the Goodwill before starting this project.
Once I had all my letters glued to pages, I took a lighter and burned the edges of my pages for a “spooky” effect. (Definitely do this part near a sink or bath tub in case the flame gets out of control. The magazine paper also flaked off and made quite the mess once burned.)
Finally, I glued some ribbon to the letters to complete my banner. I made three separate banners from the different words, as I knew I wanted to hang my sign on our fireplace.
Because the hot glue wasn’t the most sturdy, I went back and stapled the ribbon to the different pages for extra support.
In addition to my new banner, I used some recycled glass bottles to make some spooky vases. I cleaned and prepped the bottles and spray painted them with chalkboard paint for my Halloween-themed mantel. I also grabbed an old tree decoration we had stored away to add to the spookiness.
I added a final garland of ghosts I made a few years ago following this DIY
What do you think? Enough Halloween for one room?
See below for details on the upcoming workshop and the link to register. Hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 6P – 7P
Location: Goodwill Akron, 570 E Waterloo Road, Akron, OH 44319