Easy Halloween Banner (plus a freebie)

Want to make a quick and easy Halloween banner?

Check out this Halloween banner tutorial for a quick way to jazz up your Halloween decor.

This is the perfect last minute decorating idea. You probably have all the things you need in the house already for this simple Halloween banner. No complicated supplies needed!

Quick and easy Halloween Banner
Quick & easy Halloween Banner

You will need:

  • card
  • decorative paper
  • cut out shapes & letters
  • ribbon
  • hole punch
  • glue or tape

I used some kraft card I had in the house and printed out some decorative paper (I used pages from classic horror movies) but you could use scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper or even wallpaper. The Halloween shapes and the word Boo are cut from black card on my Silhouette Cameo but you could just as easily cut them by hand with scissors.

Step by Step:

  • Decide how many pieces you will need for your banner (I used 5) and cut out this many flag shapes from card.
  • Cut the same number of flag shapes from decorative paper. An easy way to get them the right size is to cut them out to the same size as the card pieces and then trim a bit off the top and each side until they are slightly smaller than the card. Do not trim anything off the pointed edges.
  • Cut out your shapes and letters from co-ordinating card.
  • Stick the paper flag shapes on to the card flags.
  • Stick the letters and shapes on to the paper.
  • Punch a hole at each end along the top edge on each flag.
  • Thread ribbon through the holes to join the flags.
  • Tie a loop in each end of the ribbon.
  • Ta Dah! You have a homemade banner.

We haven’t decorated for Halloween since the kids were younger but decided to go all in this year. I’ve been making props all week and if something sat still long enough it probably ended up sprayed black. As well as the banner I’ve made Halloween themed apothecary bottles from old blue bottles that had been on top of a cupboard for years and some wine bottles from our recycling box.

Here’s a before and after.

It was so easy to create the labels in PicMonkey and you can download them below if you would like to use them for your own Halloween decorating.

My hobbycraft tree came in handy as a Halloween tree decorated with cut out spiders and bats. I also made some spooky Halloween baubles from photo baubles and images printed on acetate sheets. Once the images are printed and popped in the bauble they look like they are floating inside. It worked so well with the spider one I gave myself a fright!

Aren’t the little Boo sign and the haunted house cut out so cute! The Boo sign is just a square frame with pumpkin print tissue paper stuck on as the background and BOO cut from white card and stuck on top. The haunted house was cut out from black card using a file from the Silhouette store. All I did with it was remove the glass and the back from an Ikea frame and glue the card to the bottom edge of the frame. A battery powered tealight set behind it gives a spooky glow at night.

Don’t forget the freebie!

If you would like to use my spooky Halloween apothecary labels you can download them below. (They are for Personal Use Only)

Halloween Apothecary Labels by RecklessHen

Halloween Apothecary Labels sheet 1

Halloween Apothecary Labels sheet 2

For some more seasonal makes why not click on the photo below and follow the pattern to crochet an Autumn pumpkin.

Crochet an Autumn pumpkin
Crochet an Autumn pumpkin

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Make a Halloween Banner
Make a Halloween Banner

Happy Haunting!

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