Boo! Halloween Banner + free .SVG download

October 9th, 2010

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.

Banner .SVG Download

Boo .SVG Download

19 responses to “Boo! Halloween Banner + free .SVG download”

  1. Alys says:

    Fun, easy decoration! Very cute!

  2. Trisha says:

    Very cute! Thank you!

  3. Julia Warren says:

    How cute. I want one.

  4. The letters are absolutely gorgeous. What a fun banner!!

  5. What a fantastic project, but I can’t seem to download either SVG file. I clicked on the links and get a image file. I’ve subscribe via google reader but knowing me, it most likely is me.

  6. Suzzi says:

    Thanks so much for the file and this is the best halloween banner ever.

  7. JayKaye says:

    This banner is so cute. Thanks for showing us how you made it. I especially like the lollipop flowers behind the letters.
    Thanks for the svg files, too.

  8. Lisa says:

    Cute banner! Thanks for sharing the svgs and the directions. Maybe I can make one next year.

  9. tajicat says:

    Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. Tati says:

    how can you make cricut cuts exactly where do you want?

  11. Jen Allyson says:

    with Sure Cuts a Lot you can see the same grid that is on your cutting mat, and line up your cuts accordingly. There is a bit of a margin of error because of how the matt feeds into the machine, but thats why I added the extra printing area to the banners to accommodate any shifts in the cutting.

  12. Abbie says:

    I’m going to use this idea for my son’s grad party- different occasion than original banner & yet the black and white is perfect!

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  14. Shelly says:

    How do I open this? Do i need a special program?? Please let me know, I really want to make this…!!

  15. Leslie says:

    I love this design, and plan on ‘lifting’ it to create a banner for my daughter’s upcoming wedding. Can you tell me what font you used for the letters? I can’t seem to find a similar font and would like to replicate these letters for her banner.
    Hoping to hear from you soon (the wedding is in less than two months!) – and keep up the good work!

  16. kendell says:

    Thank you

  17. Sara says:

    Do you know the name of this font? I would love to download it onto my computer but can’t find it anywhere online! help??

  18. How do you use SCALE with your cricut?

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