Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Banner

Last week, I completed this banner for our upcoming Halloween party. In the meantime, it's hanging above the French doors in my family room. This was a fun project to make! (Click on each image to view larger!)

I used old Scenic Route papers from my stash, as well as some new paper that we got at SPARK from My Mind's Eye. I created a template and cut up cardboard banner shapes to mount each patterned paper so that my banner wouldn't be too flimsy. I painted the edges of each one with Claudine Hellmuth black paint. I also painted the large corrugated letters black and covered each one with black and purple glitter that I mixed together.

I wanted each letter to stand out and read well so I mounted each one on a large orange or green scalloped circle (from Archiver's and Stampin' Up). Then I punched a smaller scallop circle out of my leftover patterned paper and glued the letters onto that. I kept the embellies pretty simple, with some pumpkins, spiders, a bat, a cat and some words.

It's strung on a garland and I attached rubber skeletons to each end! Hope you like my "SPOOKY" banner! :)

I also made some treat bags for the kids that will be attending our Halloween party.

And I bought these sticker labels and attached them to straws to make fun signs that I will place on the buffet table.

Happy Halloween week to all! More fall goodness (and a giveaway) coming up soon!


Marlene said...

Girl I love bannersa nd this one is gorgeous, lindo. Lucky kids that will get those cute bags. Have a good and save one.

Dawn said...

Great banner. I need to step up my creativity. Have a great Halloween.

Ady said...

I love the banner... It's adorable. I'm excited about the party!

Suzanne said...

Lovely banner!! A perfect touch for the party!!! Hope you are having a great week!

Esther said...

Love the banner!!! Can't wait for the pictures from the haunted house!

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bwgayoso said...

Vane, I love your banner!! It's got to be one of the cutest that I've seen : )

I'm so glad that the Halloween party was a hit! I know how much work goes into putting one together.