Turn your paper scraps into this cute DIY Pennant Halloween Banner! It’s a great last-minute Halloween craft project!
I was looking for some fun last-minute Halloween decorations last night 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.
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
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 that 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 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. To read more about the Cricut Maker – click here
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 clicked WELD. It made one large piece, ready to cut out.
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”
Step Two: Attach to Twine
To make the banner, just fold the banner piece in half and glue to a piece of twine.
I added larger pennant pieces to mix it up a bit and few stickers.
Easy peasy and you’ve still got time to make one before Halloween!!