I love Halloween (the fun, colorful, spooky, Halloween, not the uber scary, gory, Halloween) and try to add a few fun DIY Halloween decorations to my home each year. This DIY Trick or Treat Canvas Halloween Banner is so easy to make, you don’t even need a sewing machine!
I have a really BIG collection of Halloween fabrics and I’m always looking for more ways to use up my stash. This canvas banner is made primarily from the fabric that I used for my Halloween Hexagon Quilt (CLICK here to see it; also another decoration that I can’t wait to get out). One day as I was rummaging through the scraps I got the idea to use some of them to make this Halloween Banner.
DIY Canvas Halloween Banner Tutorial:
Want to make one too? It’s really easy and there is only ONE seam you have to sew, and you could skip that if you wanted to.
Halloween Banner Supplies
¼″ Steam a Seam
How to Get the Printable Pattern Pieces. You can get a copy of the pattern pieces used in this project in our Template Library. Access to the library is for our Newsletter subscribers, and subscriptions are free. Please visit this page and follow the instructions to get the pattern pieces. PLEASE READ the instructions on that page. NOTE: The PDF only contains the pattern piece; you still need to read this tutorial to complete your project.
Step One: Trace the Trick or Treat Letters
Print out the template and trace the letters onto a piece of paper-backed fusible web. Yes, they are backward on purpose.
Trace the “T” 3 times and the “R” 3 times (so you have the correct letters to spell TRICK OR TREAT)
Step Two: Cut out the Letters from Halloween Fabric
Cut out letters loosely and press onto the wrong side of your fabric scraps
Cut out again this time precisely.
Step Three: Make the Canvas Banner
Measure the center of the 18″ side of your 18″ x 24″ piece of fabric. Mark it.
Measure down 18″ on each 24″ side of the fabric. Mark each spot.
Draw a line from the 18″ mark to the center of the fabric. Do the same for the other side of the fabric.
Cut the fabric along these lines so that you have the banner shape.
Fold under the raw edges of all sides except the top ⅜″ and press. Use a piece of steam a seam to hold the hem in place.
Step Four: Apply the Letters
On the top of the banner fold down 1″ and stitch along the raw edge a straight line- this will make the pocket to hold the dowel rod.
Lay the cut letters out where you’d like them. Peel off the paper backing and iron in place.
Embellish with spider buttons as you like!
Now you’ve got a cute banner that you can hang on your front door, above your fireplace mantle or on your wall. Enjoy!!
This project first appeared on Tatertots & Jello (you should totally stop by there sometime Jen has AMAZING Halloween Craft Projects)