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

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!!


  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.

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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

    Hugs...Tracy (your new follower)

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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. ;)

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

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

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


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