Today’s Halloween craft is a banner I made for the Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap. My partner requested a banner which I was happy to oblige and I LOVE how this one turned out!
I tried something a little different with this one since it was getting shipped across the country and I didn’t want to take a chance with it getting damaged. So I started each piece with a rectangle base that I cut out of a cereal box. This gave it good weight and sturdiness. I wrapped each piece with scrapbook paper and folded it over the edges to hide the cereal box which also gave it a crisp, clean edge.
I then spelled out ‘spooky’ by printing the word out on scrapbook paper and cutting it out using decorative edge scissors. Then I just layered the letters over some other papers that I cut and punched out, raising it just a bit with foam for some depth. I still had some space at the bottom of each piece, so I got out my stickers, doodads and thingamabobs and created different little images along the bottom. The strung them together with some black and white cording.
I absolutely love this banner. It was fun to put together and think about each rectangle as both a separate piece and a part of the whole banner. The papers and colors look great…if I must say so myself.