Good Evening (said in my best Alfred Hitchcock voice)…
Halloween is upon us and I have scared up some special project treats for you. I made a fun door banner that was so incredibly fast and easy it was scary! Ok sorry…I will stop….maybe.
I made 3 large rosettes and connected them together with Black tulle, topped it with an orange tulle bow, added a spider to the bow, a pumpkin head to the bottom and the letters B.O.O. to the centers.
You will need 3 sheets of good quality (thicker) 12×12 card stock that has a Halloween design on them. Cut each one in thirds so you have 3 pieces of each pattern of paper cut at 4″x12″. Now you will score each piece every 1/2 inch. I used the Martha Stewart Score Board. Now accordion fold the pieces as shown.
Now glue three pieces (of same design) together. See photos below.
Do this with each set of rosettes. Now on to the trickiest part of creating the rosette. Glue the strip together at the ends to form a “lampshade” then you will push down in the center, gathering in the middle tight and the outer end will fan out. Glue it to a small base (I used hot glue). I punched 1 inch circles and adhered them first to the back and then to the front of the rosette, finally adding a letter to each one to spell out BOO.
The last step is to attach the rosettes to the tulle, tying a bow on top and adding a few frightening elements and voila! A spooky banner in less than an hour.
I am also including cards and a “Piggy Bank” pumpkin in this post, but no instructions, I have already been wordy enough today.
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