Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween Banner


  My very first Halloween project of the year!!

I made this cute banner to go in my living room for Hall0ween. My inspiration was from Tater Tots & Jello. She made a cute banner with chevrons using her silhouette machine. Jealous much, yep. I had wanted to do something with dangling fabric so when I came across hers I was sold.

It was really easy to make and is a great addition to your Halloween decor. In fact I am already contemplating making a Christmas one too!

Here are the supplies you need:
fabric and tulle
Sewing machine & thread
Scissors and/or a rottery cutter and mat
Ribbon

First I cut my fabric into triangle shapes. I used a pattern that I made a while ago when I made a birthday banner for my daughter. Each triangle measures about 7 1/4" tall by 7 1/2" long. You can make it in any size you want. Experiment a little with a piece of paper before you start cutting fabric. Once you figure out what size you want start cutting triangles. I used 7 different fabrics on mine. I think I purchased 1/3 yard of each fabric which was plenty. I went with 1/3 instead of 1/4 because I wanted a little extra fabric to make the strips out of. I only ended up needing 3 triangles from each fabric. My banner is about 20 feet long and I used 16 triangles total. I was so excited to get started that I got right to it and cut out way to many triangles. I guess I might have to make another banner for my dining room because I still have tons of triangles left over.

Next cut out your strips to knot between every triangle. I cut 1" strips of fabric, ribbon and tulle. I used 3 pieces in between every triangle. So you may have to do some math here depending on how many triangles and how long your banner is going to be.


Choose a main ribbon to sew the triangles to. I used a small black with white polka dot ribbon that I had a ton of. I used about 25 feet of it. I would measure the room that you are putting it in and cut your ribbon accordingly. Make sure to add a few extra feet on both side to be able to tie the banner with. Sew your triangles to the ribbon. I chose to sew the ribbon down about 1/2" from the top of the triangle becasue that was the look that I was after. Leave approx. 1 1/2" between each triangle for tying your ribbon knots. Also make sure to sew your ribbon on the front of your fabric triangle.

After you sew all your triangles on tie 3 strips of fabric, ribbon or tulle in between every triangle. I tried to knot them so that the right sides of fabric would be facing up on all the strips. I found it easiest to tie the banner in the middle of the room then tie the fabric strips on.


Last but knot :) least hang your banner in your home and try to not stare at it all day long like I do. I am a total nerd, it's just so cute I cannot help myself.


Check out some of my other Halloween projects!!

12 comments:

  1. WOW! That turned out great! Love it! Your instructions are great, too. Maybe I'll make one this year.

    Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap Up on Tatertots & Jello. Would love for you to swing by and link up your project with my {new} Whip it Up Wednesday handmade party.

    Best,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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  2. Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  3. Easy Peasy and cute!!! Gotta love that. I saw you on Sumo's Sweet Stuff.

    Hugs...Tracy (your new follower)

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  4. super cute! shared it on facebook :)

    xo

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  5. Very cute...where'd you get that pumpkin shaped ribbon?

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  6. Roxanne- I picked it up at a whole sale place in Salt Lake City. It's called Taiwan Imports. They have cute little bat ribbon too. Fun, Fun! So if you live in Utah you are in luck!

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  7. What a cute project! I've been thinking about what kind of Halloween projects I want to make this year and this is perfect!

    I had to laugh when you said try not to stare at it all day long like you do. I do the same thing whenever I make something crafty...I can't help it. ;)

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  8. Soo cute..Haven't seen any so far.:)) so amazing..Great photo's as well.. love it.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party.. I'm officially following ya with smiles - I found ya on linky..GREAT blog with Lots of inspirations here :)) - the link to link up is http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html

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  9. I'm so into banners right now.... I make mine from paper, but I'm loving your fabric. I may have to step out of my paper box.
    Thanks for the idea!
    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  10. So cute! I love the little strips in between the triangles. :)

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  11. I see banners all the time. But THIS one is especially adorable! So festive and colorful.:)

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  12. Thanks everyone for all the comments. I really appreciate them!

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