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September 5, 2010

Halloween Banner

I love the fall.  It give my lots of time to work on costumes and decorations for Halloween.  So I went looking at my patterns wondering what Halloween project I would like to do.  I liked bits and pieces of patterns that I had.  But it didn't match up to what I was looking for.  So I put stuff together.  This is what I came up with.  I found clip art from my Word  program and then added parts of patterns to create this banner.  I really love how it turned out.  I thought I would share how I put it together. Tutorial Time!(:

You will need:
7 clip art pictures
7 Black felt squares
1/4 yard of three fabrics
scraps of various other colors
1 1/2 yard heat n bond
 Spool of Halloween ribbon
Buttons for eyes
quick fuse bias tape (for mummy)

1.So I went to my clip art section of Word and cut and paste a few Halloween pictures. I enlarged them to fit the page and then rotated them to have a mirror image. Then printed them.

2. I traced the pieces onto heat n bond. Cut the pieces out and ironed on the corresponding colors.

3.  Next I cut the pieces out and placed them on the black felt square, then Ironed them to the square.

4.  I used the blanket stitch and stitched it to the felt.

5.  I then cut out the figure leaving a 1/8" around the piece, leaving 1 3/4" piece at the top for weaving in ribbon. 

6.  At the top of the piece I made two slits for weaving in ribbon.

7. Weave in ribbon.  Cut 3 2" strips from 3 different fabrics.  I used pinking sheers on the edges.  I cut in half and then in half again.  this will give you four strips from each strip.

8.  I tied each of the three fabrics on each side of each figure.  Hang up.  Happy Halloween.  OK.  I did not leave it up it is too early.   Now what to do next? 

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  1. Awesome! I love fall too, can't wait!

  2. This totally rocks!
    What a creative use of the graphics!
    It turned out absolutely adorable...great job!

  3. Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  4. Very cute, I love how it's all hand crafted!

  5. you did a GREAT job :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  7. Wow, this makes mine look like the ghetto version ;) Great job!

  8. I've told her she was creative since we were always amazes me when she finishes a project. Is this ok for a husband to post on his wifes BLOG?

  9. What an adorable banner! Nice work!

    I love for you to come by this week and link up at my Friday Favorites party!

  10. Precious! Precious! Precious! I absolutely love it! Totally unique!

  11. Oh my gosh! I love this one too! Ok, I need to do one! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

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  12. SO CUTE! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  13. Hi. Stopping back by to thank you for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  14. YAYYY, I am so glad you found me, and my party **6 weeks 2 Spook**, so a BIG THANK YOU FOR THAT. Now on to your amazingly cute craft, yeah I love it. You sure put in a lot of work on it, and it is sure to last you MANY years to come. I LOVE how it turned out, and am so looking forward to all the wonderful things you HOPEFULLY will continue to share over at my place. Big hugs for finding me, and if you want a chance to be FEATURED make sure to follow the rules, he he, I am your HAPPY newest follower Army Wife Quilter, Thanks again, Bella :)


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