DIY Halloween Banner

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I’ve been wanting to make a Halloween banner for a while and kept putting it off because I didn’t want to make the letters by hand (lazy!). Then, I was wandering through one of the local craft stores and found a halloween banner that was just black glittery letters that said Happy Halloween. Score! Bought them. And grabbed my stack of halloween-ish scrapbook paper. And, ta-da!

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Supplies

-black letters that spell ‘happy halloween’

-scrapbook paper in halloween-y patterns and colors

-black yarn

-hot glue (or any glue that’ll work on cardstock)

-scissors or paper cutter

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Also, it’s nice to have a lovely friend/cousin to help.

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To make a stencil for the rest of the triangle banner, flip one of the pieces of scrapbook paper over and place one of your letters on it to act as a way to measure the size of the triangles you’ll need. Using a ruler and pencil, draw the triangle shape. I felt pretty comfortable free-handing the angle.

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Cut out your triangle shape. Use it as a stencil to cut the remaining triangles.

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Lay out all your triangles in the order you’d like the patterns to appear in.

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Start gluing the letters onto the triangles.

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Glue the triangles along their top edges to the strand of yarn. I did ‘happy’ on one strand and ‘halloween’ on the other. Remember, if you’re gluing them flipped over, they’ll be in backwards order.

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This is me, with messy, messy hair and my Halloween banner. Happy Halloween week! Hoooo-rahhhh!

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