Is it just me, or do the Halloween craft ideas seem to be all over Pinterest the minute the kids head back to school? It’s been in the 90’s here the past several days so I’m not quite feeling the fall decor yet, but I couldn’t resist digging out my scrapbook paper to make a few easy banners.
I love making these. They come together really quickly and they’re easy to store between holidays – just slide them off the ribbon and tuck them in an envelope.
The bat banner is the simplest – just basic shapes cut out and strung together on black ribbon.
The ghost and jack-o-lantern version can be printed on plain paper and colored or printed on colored paper.
And the candy corn version goes together in layers, with the base shape cut out of white card stock and the orange and yellow stripes on top.
You can also print out the templates for the candy corn banner and turn your kiddos loose with the markers and crayons.
I bought a large punch on sale at my local craft store for cutting out the circles in all three banners, but you could just as easily trace around a small glass and cut them out by hand. I used a basic paper punch to punch holes in the corners of the banners and the sides of the circles, then strung the shapes together on 1/4″ grossgrain ribbon.
Templates can be found here: