Okay friends, the household is finally running smoothly again. Everyone is healthy and happy which means we can get the DIY Halloween shindig back on the road. The next tutorial on the list is this super sweet DIY pumpkin banner. The best part about this banner is that it is large. It is perfect to display over a large room opening or to drape around the edges of a doorway.
- Halloween Paper Pack
- 12-Pack of Cardboard Pumpkin Boxes
- 3-Pack of Halloween Baker’s Twine
- Paper Letters (H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N)
- 12 Inch Ruler
- Paper Cutter
- Mod Podge
- Corner Rounder
- Hole Punch
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Paint Brush
- Green Square Brads
Open up your package of pumpkin boxes.
Separate all of the lids from the boxes. Set the boxes aside for a project coming later this week.
Pull a sheet of the banners paper from the Halloween paper pack.
Select a lid and trace the outline of it onto your banners paper.
Cut out your traced pumpkin image.
Brush Mod Podge onto the top of the pumpkin lid.
Place your cut out piece of paper over it and add a second coat of Mod Podge to the top.
Set your pumpkin lid to the side to dry.
Repeat steps 4 through 8 until with all of your remaining pumpkin lids.
Trace your paper letters backwards onto the back of a sheet of green paper with black polka dots from your Halloween paper pack.
Cut out the traced letters.
Add the cut out letter one at a time to the pumpkin lids.
Grab 3 of the leftover cut out tags from when you made the invitations.
Trim down to the words or designs on your tags. (You want them to be small enough to fit onto your pumpkin lids.)
Next, round the corners of your trimmed tags.
Attach to your remaining 3 pumpkins using Mod Podge as you did with the letters.
Start creating your pennants by first selecting one sheet each of the purple background with black spiders, the black background with multi-patterned stars, the green background with spiderwebs, and the black background with spiderwebs from the Halloween paper pack.
Use your ruler to measure 9 inches up on the edge of one sheet of paper. Trim your paper using your paper cutter using that mark.
Take your 9 inch piece of paper and mark every 3 inches along each long side (the 12 inch sides).
Use your ruler to draw straight lines from the top left corner to the first 3 inch mark on the bottom. Continue connecting following the pattern listed below:
- Bottom 3 inch to Top 6 inch
- Top 6 inch to Bottom 9 inch
- Bottom 9 inch to Top Right Corner
- See the picture above for reference.
Next, cut out the triangles. Only use the 3 large ones.
Repeat steps 18 through 21 for your remaining 3 sheets of paper.
Once your pennants are cut out, punch holes in the top left and right corners.
Arrange your pennants in the repeating pattern of:
- Purple Spider
- Black Star
- Green Spiderweb
- Black Spiderweb
Flip the stack of pennants face down onto your work surface.
Twist the ends of your 3 baker’s twines together.
Grab the pennant from the top of the facedown stack and thread the twines through the punched holes starting with the hole on the right and ending with the hole on the left.
Continue threading until all of the pennants are added.
Tie a knot in the loose end of the twine. Be sure to leave an excess of 5 inches or so.
Next, cut the ends of baker’s twine still attached to the rolls and tie in a knot as well.
Ensure that your pennants stay evenly spaces by securing brads through each of the punched corners.
The last step is to attach all of your pumpkin lids to your pennants with hot glue. There are two ways to do this:
- Place glue on the bottom edge of the lids and press firmly to pennants.
- Trace the lid onto the pennant and place glue along the inside of the traced lines. Then secure your lid by placing it into the glue line. (This is the method I found to be most effective.)
- While attaching the lids, stack your finished pennants as pictured below to make it easy to keep the pennant you are working on in place.
How cool is this banner?! Don’t forget that using paper from the same pack as your wickedly easy invitations means your party is perfectly coordinated effortlessly. Here are some extra party tips for you to bring the décor together easily:
- Crepe paper streamers make awesome dividers. Use them to quickly and inexpensively cordon off the party zone for your guests.
- Utilize plastic tablecloths for more than covering the snack table. These are an easy way to dress up your walls or add separation between rooms as you see in the pictures above.
Throwing an amazing party doesn’t have to break the bank or your back. It is all about utilizing your supplies in multiple creative ways. Wow your guests while still having the energy to enjoy their company. Come back on Wednesday for more Halloween party DIY!
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