DIY Halloween Banner

Hello there! Halloween is around the corner. For those of use who enjoy the spirit of Halloween Today I bring you a fun and festive banner for the Halloween season. it’s really easy to make and takes little to no time { well maybe a bit more time than my usual tutorials}. Here is how I choose to make my Halloween Banner.

You will need:

  • Cardstock Paper (Different colors)
  • Cutting utensil, Scissors and/or exacto knife
  • Pencil
  • Parchment or computer paper
  • Twine
  • Glue

Let’s get started,

1. Start by creating your template. Use your computer paper and pencil write out the word(s) that you want put on your banner. I went with the classic BOO!. Using your cutting utensils cut out your word(s).

2. Once you have your template trace it onto your Cardstock paper and cut it out once more. If you feel like you can go straight to the cardstock paper without the need of a template feel free to do so and skip step 1.

3. Place the tracing paper over the letters to create blood dripping patterns on the letters.

4. Once finish, place the template on a red cardstock paper and cut it out. Use glue and glue the blood drips on the letters.

You can stop there if you like and you will still have a good looking banner, but if you want to add a bit more spook to your banner keep reading to learn how to create a Pumpkin, a knife and a Bat to add to your banner.

The Pumpkin

1. Sketch out your Pumpkin with all the facial features. I freehanded mine,  you can print yours from the internet if you like.

2. Cut out your template onto your Orange cardstock paper.

3. Using an exacto knife cut out the facial features onto your Black cardstock paper.

4. Using an Orange marker create the groove of the Pumpkin.

5.  Glue the eyes, nose and mouth and you’re finish.

The Knife

1. Sketch out your knife template.

2. Cut out the body of your template out of Silver cardstock paper.

3. Cut the handle out of Black cardstock paper and finally cut three small circle out of the silver cardstock paper and glue them to the handle making sure that they are evenly spaced out.

4.  Then glue the handle to the body of the knife.

5. Create some blood drips on your knife using Red paper.

PS if you want to showcase both sides of your knife cut two of every piece repeat steps 3-5  and glue both pieces together.

The Bat

  1. Sketch or print out a Bat template and cut it out. I freehanded mine. Use the template and cut the Bat out of Black cardstock paper.

Let’s assemble the banner.

Use a hole puncher and add two holes at the top of the Pumpkins and the letters, one hole in each wing of the Bats. Cut a piece of twine and start by feeding in a Bat then a Pumpkin, the B, the Os’, the Pumpkin and finally the Bat. Feed the twine trough the first hole and out the second so that the majority of the twine is in the back. Use double sided tape to attach the Knife to the first O. If its needed add a piece of tape to the back of any item to secure the  twine in place.

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And your banner is complete!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and give it a try. As always if you have any questions leave them in the comment section bellow  and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I choose to make it and I hope you do too.

 

Back To School: Social Media Notebooks Covers

Hello there! Today I will be sharing with you some notebook cover ideas. These fun notebook will have every one talking. Today I will show you how to make you notebooks show your love for you favorite social medias, may it be Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or YouTube. Keep on reading as I show you how I choose to make the fun social media notebook covers.

You will need:

  • Notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun/glue sticks
  • Social media template
  • Material to cover your notebooks (Craft foam, Felt or Cardstock paper)

Let’s start with Twitter

1. Start by covering your notebook with a Blue material I am using foam.  Then cut out any access material.

2. Print out or draw the bird for the Twitter logo on your White material. Cut it out and glue it to the notebook

And Voila, Just like that you have a Twitter notebook cover.

Facebook: Repeat the same steps for your Facebook notebook cover.

Snapchat

1. Cover your notebook with your Yellow material. Cut off any access material. Print out or draw the “Ghost” for the Snapchat logo . Cut it out on your White material and glue it on the notebook.

2. Use a Black marker to trace around the logo. Feel free to add the dots on the back ground or leave it plain as is.

And your Snapchat notebook is complete

YouTube

1. Cover your notebook in with your White material and cut off any access material.

2. Cut off a Rectangle out of your Red material. Round off the corners and glue it to the notebook.Cut off a Triangle out of your White material and glue it on the Rectangle.

And you are done.

As always I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions leave them bellow and I will get to you as soon as I can. Which notebook cover/Social media is your favorite? Leave me a comment letting me know.

See you Monday with an other back to school DIY.