Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial
Hello, Friends! It's never too early to get your Halloween decorations up, right? Today I'm sharing a Spook-tacular Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial with you.
- First, die cut 3 large pennants with the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Die. Use the large outer frame and cut the shapes from black cardstock.
- Next, cut 3 pennants from designer paper. To do this, place the insert die inside the frame. Die cut from the 12" x 12" Collection Kit so that the patterns match the scale of the project.
- Now, place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool. Line the stitching holes up so that they are half way on the cutting edge. Then cut around the perimeter. This leaves you with a really cool shaped edge on each pennant.
- Adhere each patterned pennant on orange cardstock. Then trim out using your paper cutter.
- Finally, stitch the 3 layers together on the sewing machine. Or, if you don't stitch, simply glue them together.
TIP: Once you have stitched along the top edge, turn the banner and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon. This only takes a second, but it ensures that the banner will lie flat when displayed.
You can die cut rosettes (see the link below), or make your own. There are also loads of tutorials on YouTube showing you how to make your own rosettes without using a die. String some spooky metal embellishments through the grommet hole of each tag. If you use jewelry wire, this is easily done.
TIP: If you die cut your rosettes, be sure to run a strip of washi tape over the back side before you fold. This keeps the perforated lines from separating.
I've prepared an easy to follow video tutorial showing you how to make the treat box and the book insert. I hope you enjoy!
Of course, you can still hang the banner once the treats have been removed. The patterned papers underneath mean that it still looks fantastic.
I hope I've shared some tips and tricks that will help you get your Halloween groove on! Thanks for stopping by!
- Authentique Paper
- Orange and Black Cardstock...whatever you have on hand