Who doesn’t like handing out candy to all of the trick-or-treaters on Halloween?! I love it but unfortunately, we do not get as many kids as I would like and I think a big reason is that we live a little way down a hill and our street is super dark. I have been trying to think of ways to make our home more festive and welcoming and a glow-in-the-dark banner was just what we needed!
To start, you will need:
- Paper colors:
- Glow Stick Necklaces
- Double-sided Craft Tape
- Washi Tape
- Hot Glue Gun
- Die Cut Machine
In order to make this banner glow, I knew that whatever design and text I used, it would have to be in silhouette form. The light would shine through from behind. Using the design program on my Cricut machine, I started with a rectangle and then sliced out an oval shape in the middle just smaller than the circumference of the glow stick necklace.
Figure out what you want the banner to say and then pick out a thick, bold font to weld inside the oval shape.
After you have completed your banner design, cut it out on the Sirio Ultra Black.
This cardstock is gorgeous! It’s completely solid, rich, smooth and velvety. I knew that my silhouette designs would pop perfectly when lit up!
Cut the Pergamenata Parchment in the same dimensions as your black rectangle. Using your double-sided craft tape, attach it to the back. This is another beautiful piece of paper! It feels delicate but is super sturdy and will not tear easily. I just love the elegant transparency to it as well.
To string your pieces, put a couple of dots of hot glue on the back top corners of your rectangle and push your twine into them. Continue this with all of your pieces.
Since my glow stick necklaces were from the dollar store, I knew that they would probably not last very long, so I waited until dark to add the glow sticks. Light them up and attach them to the backs with washi tape! The tape will peel off smoothly so that you can use the banner year after year. I did miscalculate the circumference of the necklace and the oval, so I used some transparent tape to make the width a little thinner.
Hang your banner and enjoy the best part of the whole process: switching off the lights!
I think our house might get more traffic this year, don’t you?