Halloween is less than 15 days away, do you have your decor up?! There are so many fun tutorials out there for creative Halloween banners. Last year we created this trick or treat banner and couldn’t wait to create another this year!
I can’t even begin to describe easy it is to create this particular banner. It only requires a few sheets of paper, hemp cord, and alpha letters. I guarantee that you can have this done in under 15 minutes, with or without a sewing machine.
To create the pennant flags, make a template (with scrap paper) to the size you wanted. With this particular template, I could cut 4 pennants from one sheet of 12×12 paper. Trace the shape onto the back of 4 12×12 sheets, so 16 total pennants. I did the same with the smaller black pennants and only used 2 sheets of black cardstock paper! Then layer the small black pennant onto the large and used the alpha letters to create the “Happy Halloween” message (note: I rounded the corners of the alpha letter squares!).
I did something a bit different with this banner to hang it. Instead of using clothespins to attach the banner to the waxed cord, I sewed the cord to the paper. I actually really loved how easy it was, and it made it look more “professionally” done ( I use the word professionally lightly!). To do this step, sew the cord directly onto the paper.
Instead of sewing each pennant individually, use scrap white paper where there’s no paper to sew to the cord. Once finished, tear the remaining white paper from the cord.
One of the things I like most about this banner is the lettering. I don’t have the best handwriting in the world, so writing is out of the question. I have stencils, but the font wasn’t what I wanted. And I don’t have a Cricuit machine, so I couldn’t make my own. The alpha letters were perfect because I just rounded the edges and stuck them on!
Below is another photo of the banner in a different setting. You can find the tutorial to that adorable canvas witches hat here!