Easy DIY Halloween Banner

How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

I can’t believe Halloween is only a month away! Let’s get into the spooky spirit by crafting this DIY Halloween Banner. I love these burlap banners. I made one for Hannah’s room and one for Christmas as well.

But this Halloween banner might be favorite of all. Something about the pop of black lettering on burlap. So good!

Let’s roll up our sleves and get crafty like Martha Stewart.

Things You’ll Need

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DIY Halloween Banner – Step by Step

I made a quick video about this so watch that first HERE if you want.

How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

How to Make a Halloween Banner.

Total time: 1 hour

  1. Cut Burlap Squares

    You’ll want to cut your burlap ribbon into squares (1 square per letter). My squares were approximately 4×5 inches, give or take. I really just eyeballed this. After you cut the squares, set up a stencil station. I used a paper plate for easy cleanup.

  2. Stencil Letters

    How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

    Set your letter stencil on top of the burlap square. Dip your stencil brush into a bit of paint, then dot all along the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil to reveal your beautiful letter. Repeat for the remain letters.

  3. Attach Jute Twine

    How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

    Thread one end of your jute twine through a blunt needle. Then, just weave in and out of your burlap letters. Make sure you thread the letters on in order! Leave a longer tail at each end for hanging.

  4. Hang it Up!

    How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

    Use tape or light clips to hang your Halloween Banner.


Here’s our simple mantel look this year (you can see prior years here). I really wanted to add some branches and spray paint them black, but I just haven’t got around to it yet. Maybe for the dining room instead.

How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor
How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor
How to make a DIY halloween banner - simple halloween mantel decor

And fairy lights just make everything better in my opinion.

Thanks for visiting today!

Xo Karen

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