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Easy DIY Mini Halloween Banner Tutorial

Use your Cricut Machine to turn your paper scraps into this cute DIY Paper Pennant Halloween Banner!  It’s a great last-minute Halloween craft project!

Easy Halloween Paper Banner

Last night, I was looking for some fun last-minute Halloween decorations and thought I’d make up this easy Halloween Banner. I’m about to mail a care package off to my college girl and wanted to throw in a little something handmade.

Easy Halloween Paper Banner

It only took about an hour to make. You could leave it simple or customize it a bit more if you like.


Easy Paper Halloween Banner Tutorial

Supplies Required

What is a Cricut? A Cricut Machine is an electronic cutting machine. It hooks up to your computer via USB or Bluetooth and cuts images you send to it, much like a printer. It just cuts instead of prints. It can cut vinyl, paper, fabric, and much more. The images are all digital; you can upload your own images or buy images in the Cricut Design space individually. You can read my full review of the Cricut Maker Machine HERE.

Note: For this project, you will need an e-cutter machine. I use a Cricut Maker.


Step One: Cut out your Banner Pieces

To create the pieces for the banner, I looked through the Cricut Design space until I found a shape that I liked. I then copied the image and flipped it along the edge that I wanted to fold.

I then selected both images and selected WELD. It made one large piece, ready to cut out.

Easy Halloween Paper Banner

After you’ve made your image, go ahead and cut out the image from double-sided cardstock.

I ended up cutting out 4 sheets of double-sided print cardstock. That way I had two different prints to choose from for each banner piece.

Tip: You can cut out more than one shape on your cardstock. For variety, I cut out both “flags” and “triangles”

Easy Halloween Paper Banner

Step Two: Attach to Twine

To make the banner, just fold the banner piece in half and glue it to a piece of twine.

Easy Halloween Paper Banner

I added larger pennant pieces to mix it up a bit and few Halloween stickers.

Easy Halloween Paper Banner
Easy Halloween Paper Banner

Easy peasy and you’ve still got time to make one before Halloween!!

More Halloween Craft Ideas:

How to make a Hitchhiking Ghosts Wood Sign

Fabric Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial

DIY Halloween Treat Bags & Free Printable

How to Make Witches Hat Luminaries

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  1. This is beautiful!!! I love every single little detail. I’m seeing so many great projects using Silhouette and I’m dying to get one!!

  2. I LOVE this banner!!! So cute and simple! If only I could find some papers as cute as yours! I’m going to Hobby Lobby today so maybe I can. 🙂

  3. We love your mini banner, a great project for Halloween that will last year after year! We will be showcasing your project on our Facebook page, hope that is ok! Thanks for sharing!


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