I have been wanting to do a quick and cute Halloween craft, and I thought a banner would be fun. I love the subtle Halloween feel of Robyn Meierotto’s Not So Freaky Digital Mini Kit at DHD:
So I started out by printing a few of her papers in the banner shape that I wanted.
You can print and hand-cut these shapes, but I cut mine out with my Cricut using Sure Cuts A lot and my laptop.
Then using black cardstock, I cut out a ghost, and BOO! If you have a program that allows you to cut SVG Files, I have a free download link at the end of this post.
I inked all the pieces with some gold pigment ink to just make it look a little more antiqued and slightly finished.
Next, I made “lollipops” (what do you call them?) out of tracing paper. You could use crepe paper, tissue paper, or just regular paper. I really liked how the tracing paper was a little bit see-through, but still really stiff.
To get a pointy lollipop, once you fold your paper strip, you’ll want to cut one edge diagonal like this:
Then glue them in a circle and add a little ink to dirty them up a bit.
Then I just glued everything together with a hot glue gun, and for the finishing touches, tied all the panels together with some cute orange ribbon.Voila! A quick and cute Halloween banner, that isn’t too scary to hang in your house.