Festive Halloween Banner

By Marci Lieshman

Halloween Banner using Perfet Layers

Have you noticed how Halloween just seems to be getting bigger and bigger?  And the Halloween decorations just seem to get better and better?  I am not one for the bloody and scary . . . which is what inspired me to create this fun and festive Halloween banner.

Perfect Layers are a perfect fit when it comes to making a banner for a few reasons:

  1.  Layers make your banner stronger!   Adding layers gives your banner durability, so you can use it year after year.
  2. Layers give your project such an artistic flair – you can easily take your project from plain to professional!
  3. Using Perfect Layers is so easy!  I was able to create this banner is much less time using  Perfect Layers (and with more accuracy) than I ever would have using a paper trimmer.

I absolutely love that there are so many fun papers and products available when it comes to Halloween.  I decided to use a variety, and mix and match a bit.  Each section of my banner has a different paper combination, but I kept up consistency by rotating pattern paper with solid layers.

Card stock template for banner

I knew I needed a template, for all my triangles to be the same size. I did this by simply folding cardstock

 

 

Cut template on an angle

..and then cutting it at an angle

 

 

I used the template for cutting the first piece of background pattern paper I used as the base for each banner piece. Super easy!

 

Orange Layer for Banner

Next, I used plain black cardstock for my “in between” layers. My favorite to use is 1/16”, and I chose to use that between pattern papers to help the pop! Each banner has pattern paper, a black 1/16” layer, then a solid glitter cardstock layer cut at 3/16”, finished off with another black layer cut at 1/16”.

 

I choose to use the Cricut cutting system to add simple Halloween shapes to each piece.

 

The Mini Monsters cartridge was perfect – and so much fun to use!

There were many possibilities for shapes, but I chose to go for simple. I then added a letter to each to spell out “SPOOKY” – but any Halloween word would work great!

And I have a thing for stitching - so I used my sewing machine to stitch around each piece

I love the look, but I also love that it is stronger than any adhesive – my banner will last and last for many years.

The last step was to punch a hole in the top corners of each piece and tie them together.

 

 

I will definitely use this banner year after year! It was so much fun to make, I am sure I will be creating them for many holidays and occasions! The possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

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