It’s September! That means Halloween season—for me, anyway. I start Halloween shopping in August, I start decorating in September and by October 1st I am living the Halloween dream full-time until November 1.
I am not ready to go into full-on decorating mode this week, I am still assessing what I have and what decorative pieces to add to the collection this year. But I am ready to start adding more touches of the season around the place. This year I wanted to make one of those cunning paper banners that Pinterest keeps showing me, so I did! I absolutely love how it turned out, so if you want to see how I did it, follow along.
First off, we start with a trip to Michael’s. Most good crafting stories—whether those of inspiration or those of warning—start with a trip to Michael’s. For that trip I knew exactly what I wanted, and it was the third stop on my shopping trip so I wasn’t in the mood to linger and thus I did not overspend. #craftdiscipline
The nice woman working at the checkout gave me even better coupons than I already had, so I ended up spending even less than I thought for supplies.
I then cut out one triangle pennant shape to serve as a template for the others:
In case (like me) you’ve forgotten how to get a triangle out of a square, you do this.
This was really fun, simple and non-messy and it turned out exactly as I wanted. And since I made so many extra triangles I can easily make more banners for other places, or even outdoors. I also took the trimmings and made more (even tinier!) triangles, which I might use for other projects. Never waste fancy paper!
The other nice thing about this style of project is that this rustic twine look is simple enough to be good for a few seasons. With differently patterned paper this could be a general fall garland, an Easter garland – really anything, with just changing out the pennants.
Hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you attempt this yourself, I’d love to see the results!