One of my favorite part of the holiday season is decorating! (Yes, we consider Halloween a holiday!).
I used to not be the biggest fan of this holiday, but after my Husband and I got married, I decided I should make the most of it. I really do enjoy the holiday now.
Around the holidays I like to save as much as I can. It is very easy for me to overspend on decorations. I started trying to make some decorations on my own. Not only is it cost effective, its fun! My latest is this SPOOKY banner hanging over my fireplace.
Keep reading to learn how to make your own!
What You Will Need
- 1. Scissors
- 2. Cardstock Paper in black and white ( I got the textured Cardstock pack from the scrapbook Isle at Walmart).
- 3. Glue
- 4. Pencil
- 5. Letters ( I bought a pack of alphabet stencil letters from Walmart).
The first thing I did was take the black cardstock paper and cut out six rectangles. I used a DVD case as my guide and traced around it.
I then grabbed a piece of the white cardstock paper and cut out rectangles slightly larger than the black ones. I just eyeballed this part. I then glued one black rectangular pieces to the white ones. These will be the backgrounds for your letters.
After finished gluing the paper, I started cutting out the letters. I used the letters that spelled out the word ‘spooky’ and traced them onto pieces of the white cardstock paper.
I then cut each letter out and glued it onto the middle of the black background.
—> Helpful Tip: I traced the letters onto the white cardstock backwards, then after cutting them out I flipped them over and glued them to the background. I noticed that when I didn’t do it this way there were pencil smudges on the white letters that were hard to get off. Erasing the lines made unattractive smudges.
Repeat these steps with each letter until all pieces are done.
Last but not least, I connected each piece with string by gluing the string to the back of each card. I originally was planning on punching small holes in the top corners of each card, but decided against that idea. Gluing the string to the back of the cards turned out to work very well! After connecting them I hung the completed banner over the fire place with a string of ghost lights. I have to say I really like it!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it gave you some inspiration for your own Halloween decorating!
Until next time,