DIY Spooky Halloween Banner

I am so excited for October; Halloween is my favorite holiday. To kick off my decorating this year I just designed a “Spooky” banner for our fireplace and created a printable template that you can download (for free!) to make your own.

It is so easy to make — I whipped mine together in a half hour. Printed the template out on white cardstock, cut out the flags, used a hole punch on each flag and then strung them together using purple seem binding. (To help things thread smoothly, I taped the end of the binding with masking tape to create a sort of needle.)

After I hung it up, my husband suggested it would have a fun eerie effect printed on translucent vellum (such a Superdad!), but really that is what I love about this banner — it is so easy to customize and make it your own. How about orange paper for a super-festive look or off-white cardstock to give it a vintage feel?

Plus there are lots of options for stringing: yarn, ribbon, embroidery thread, fishing line, sew the flags together with a zigzag stitch. Aimee suggested tying knots with fabric scraps in between each flag. I can’t wait to see how her banner turns out! If you decide to make one yourself, please be sure to post a photo on our new Facebook page. In fact, please drop by today and “like” our page so you won’t miss a thing.


About Bettijo

Bettijo is a co-founder and designer here at Paging Supermom. More importantly, she is a mother of four -- three girls and a boy. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. In 2003 Bettijo founded an organic bath and spa products brand, Bath By Bettijo, which has been regularly featured in national magazines including Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, O, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Health, Lucky, Shape and more.


19 Responses to DIY Spooky Halloween Banner
  1. Ellen says:

    I am going to make this banner this weekend! I love autumn and all the holidays it contains. I think I will try vellum paper to print it on. Or maybe orange paper. Hm. Maybe a layered look would be fun too…

  2. Dana Broderick says:

    That is adorable! I love it! Cute paper!!! I tried to become a fan but couldn’t see where I do that….

  3. I know what I’m doing this weekend! I bet my boys will insist on classic orange paper. I’m hoping to convince them of a little purple or green, too. Love the music notes as the background pattern.

  4. Cassidy says:

    I love this!!!! And, Bettijo – where did you take your family picture? I’ve been trying to find a place like that to take clients!

  5. Liz says:

    I’ll have to give this a try this weekend.

  6. Sandi says:

    Thank you! Its really cute!

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