Friday, September 24, 2010

SPOOKY banner

Hands down..this is my favorite craft I've ever made... SO cute!
Crepe Paper (mine is from Dollar Tree- comes in a 2 pack -black and orange- or $1)
Shilouette or pencil and scissors (I used both..equally successful:))
Hot Glue
Some form of liquid glue (I used Elmer's Paper Craft Glue Gel)
Fun paper
Needle and Thread
Hole Punch
Fun scissors
Bosox Outline Font

First- Cut along the side of the orange crepe paper with your 'fun' scissors. Line up the edges after cutting. (you don't need to fold the crepe paper back and forth...this was a picture from a failed attempt at making a rosette...I came up with a better way..)Better way: Thread a needle, and make big stitches (about 1/5 of an inch) along the lined up edge of the crepe papers. Do not tie a not at the end. Pull the thread tight as you sew, and a rosette will begin to form. Once the circle is complete, cut the crepe paper, and tie the ends together. The seam will not be perfect, but it won't matter... trust me:)
Cut out fun letters- I used "Bosox Outline." Cover the front of the letter in glue, and cover with glitter. Set aside to dry. (I also used black paper, since I used black glitter....that way it doesn't show if you miss a spot.)
Trace the outline of the shape you want your rosettes to be on. You will want to make 2 different sizes, one for the rosette to attach to, and one to go behind that one.

If you have a silhouette, I used the "6 pattern flag set" shape. However, you don't have to have a silhouette to do this!!... I have a silhouette, but wanted to show you that you can do this with out one....So, I cut some out by hand.

Use some form of adhesive to attach the two shapes together. I used scrapbooking tape.

Hot glue the letters onto the center of your rosettes.

Hot glue your rosettes to your shapes.
Hole punch, and string a pretty ribbon through...

Sorry about the picture quality- the lighting in this room is really bad....and it's night know, when I should be sleeping!


  1. Omg i love it i think ill do this for christmas .

  2. Really cute! What a good spot to hang it, too.

  3. The banner is just the cutest Ü

    Thanks for telling us step by step how to make one.

  4. Wow! That turned out great!! I love fun easy stuff like this!

    Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @

  5. How cute. I love Halloween but never spend the money to buy decorations, making them would be so much fun. Thanks for the idea

  6. Great banner! You did a wonderful job!

  7. This is adorable! Great job!


  8. That is absolutely adorable!! :)

  9. This is beautiful. It kind of has a vintage feel to it. Love the different patterns on the black & white papers.

  10. Oh it's the best one that I have seen yet!! You did a really great job!

  11. It is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!

  12. CUTEST BANNER YET! love it, well done. Thanks for linking up too. Jen

  13. Your banner is adorable, and your tutorial is great-thanks!

  14. very cute and super easy! I love it Gotta make one now

  15. So cute and fun! I think I'll make one too.

  16. absolutely adorable!!! I love it, great job!!

  17. I can see why it's a favorite. Really cute!

  18. What a great banner. I love the rosettes.

  19. So cute!!! Going to add to my massive "to do" list! :) Check out our community craft blog when you get a Thanks!

  20. I LOVE THIS! Just found it on tutorial tuesday!

  21. I'm your newest follower! Love your blog! I actually just read your profile and live right by richardson!

  22. Is it ok for a halloween decoration to be pretty? Cause that's what it is! Looks terrific! Thanks for joining us at Anything Related!

  23. Cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  24. This is just beautiful. Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!

  25. Don't forget to check out The Halloween Scene at SSB!


  26. This is really good.

    OK. I would like to invite you to link this tutorial up on our site so our readers can find you too:

    (BTW a new linking opportunity is posted each Wednesday, so every week you get to bring us your DIY / Craft tutorials for our readers to review)

    Hope to see you soon! Have a lovely creative day!


  27. This looks fantastic~ well done!

    If you have a moment, please stop by and enter my Fab Fall French Giveaway.

  28. Absolutely adorable! I love how you showed how to do it without a Silhouette.
    I want to make one for my window...that's double-sided so that it can be read from outside too - you clever idea with work perfectly!
    I'm visiting from Frou Frou Decor.

  29. Very cute! Thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  30. I likey :-)

    {It must be getting late, my comments are getting weird. But what do you say when you think something is cool but you don't want to just say, "Cool"?}

  31. You are making me want one of those wonderful crafting machines!! Very cute!!

    Coming by way of Cheri's party

  32. This is cute! I'm your newest follower!


  33. So cute and clever! Thanks for linking to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me!

  34. So cute I can't stand it! I love that you hand glittered the letters the old school way:) The shape of your pennants is so fun too! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!


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