September 16, 2020 2 min read

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Hi there! Ivy here from@ivypinkmade. My favorite season is here, Halloween!!! 

My favorite area to decorate in my home is our mantel and today I’m going to show you how to make some cute simple banners to decorate with.


Supplies:


Let’s get started! 

Today we are going to make 3 simple banners. 

First thing I usually do is lay out my images in Design Space. I used a Cricut Maker to cut out all the designs for this banner. 

 

Pink halloween banner die cut pieces

This is thestar image I uploaded. The bats are Design Space image number #M7D0F7C3. 

Theghost file is from Etsy.

I am using 8.5 x 11 cardstock, so to maximize the amount I can fit on the paper I usually size my images to fit an 8.5 x 11 as best as I can. Once I have them fit to size I will “attach” the image together and send it to cut. Here is how my laid out sheets look like. When I have a full sheet design and I am cutting multiple colors I find it  easier to just cut a full sheet of each color that you need.


Cricut Design Space for die cuts


Once I have all the pieces cut out it’s time to put it together.

A little trick I like to do, because I don’t like how small banners look like with holes punched out, is use a thin sewing thread or fishing wire. You could also use twine.

In this case I'm using a sewing thread. I turn my die cut piece over, place the thread over the image where I want it to stick, then I take the glue gun and drop a tiny bit of glue to keep the thread in place.


 gluing die cuts to thread to create banner


Now if I was making this for a customer or placing the banner somewhere where you can see the back side, I would definitely cover the back. But since I am just making this for personal use and it’s going up on the mantel where you can’t see the back I'm just going to leave it.


As for the ghosts face, to make it easier instead of adhering tiny eyes and a mouth  to each of them, I used the “slice” function in design space to slice the ghost face. I cut up the extra black mirricard scraps and covered the face from the back side instead.


Adding eyes and mouths to ghosts


Now that the banners are complete, here is what it looks like all together.

I also added a felt ball garland and scattered some spiders to make it look more full.

Such a cute inexpensive craft project to decorate with for Halloween.


Pink Halloween Banners

Pink Halloween Banners and Mantle

 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this project.

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Happy Crafting,

Ivy


1 Response

Lois paulo
Lois paulo

September 16, 2020

Love the pink ghosts so unique

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