I realized the other day that we have hardly any Halloween decorations in our house besides our cheapo plastic pumpkin that holds candy. I didn’t want to spend too much money considering Halloween is only five days away so I decided to just focus on sprucing up our fireplace mantle. The Halloween pennant banner is really easy to make and I’ve got a free printable below so you can use the same spooky letters if you want.
I picked up a few other decorations for the mantel earlier today. The glittery pumpkins were 50 cents a piece at Michael’s. I found the owl at Marshall’s for less than $10. My husband and baby T and always complaining that an owl outside keeps them up at night so I thought he would fit in perfectly to our Halloween display. I bought the baby pumpkin a few weeks ago. All the other pumpkins I bought at the time have since rotted so we need to pick up a few more this weekend for carving.
Halloween Pennant Banner Tutorial
- Orange, black, and white cardstock
- A few yards of rickrack or another type of string/ribbon
- Double-sided tape
- Masking Tape
- Large scallop punch (this step is optional if you don’t have one)
- Halloween candy to munch on
Use a ruler to make a template for the pennant flags. Mine measured out 6 inches on the short side and 9.5 inches on the two long sides. Sketch out the measurements with a pencil and use scissors to cut out the flag. Use this flag to trace 13 additional flags alternating the paper color if desired. Cut out the rest of the flags.
Use a scallop punch to make 14 scalloped circles (Alternative idea: if you don’t have a scallop punch, you could use a can to trace a large circle.) Print out the font templates below if you want to use the same message and font on my banner. (For Macs: Save the two jpeg files and open it in Preview to print.) If you want to create your own message or use a different type of font, I highly recommend checking out picmonkey.com. They have a lot of different Halloween fonts right now as well. Trace a small circle (I used a small can) over each letter and cut out the 12 letters.
Use double-sided tape to attach the scalloped circle and font circle onto the pennant flag. Lay out the rickrack and tape the flags to the rickrack using masking tape. Hang the Halloween pennant banner on your mantel, step back, and admire!