I can’t believe Halloween is only a few weeks away! I like to set out a few Halloween decorations every year. It really gets me in the spirit and the kids love it. This year, I decided to try my hand at a cute but simple Halloween banner. I saw a lot of fun ones on Etsy with the words Trick or Treat, or Happy Halloween written on them. I do love these but I wanted to go even simpler than that this year. We have a white painted stone fireplace and it looks amazing with black anything and a pop of orange. My banner consists of one small piece of felt cut into triangle shapes and a piece of jute to attach them to. Couldn’t be easier and it turned out pretty neat looking I think! Here’s a quick tutorial for a cute Halloween banner. (post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.)
Materials Needed :
- Stiff felt sheet – I used this one from Amazon. My felt piece was exactly 12 in x 18 in
- Hole puncher
- jute twine (you will need a piece longer than the width of your fireplace)
Step One : Cut small triangles in your felt.
My triangles were about 3 inches from end to end. They don’t need to perfect! I figured out about halfway through that I could fold the felt over and cut several triangles at one time. I know – I’m a GENIUS! 🙂
Step Two: Cut a long piece of jute twine.
I wanted two garlands. One long and one short. Since you will be knotting each triangle onto the twine, you want to make your jute twine long enough because the knots will shorten it. You can always cut off excess at the end or just hide it under your mantle decor.
Step Three: Punch a hole in the top of each triangle.
Just make sure not to make the holes too close to the edge or it will rip apart there. I learned from experience. 🙂
Step Four : Loop each triangle through the jute twine.
You can space them however you like. Just make a small knot at the top of the hole so the triangle doesn’t move on the garland when you hang it up.
Step Five : Hang up your new cute halloween banner!
I just used scotch tape to hang mine. I wanted to overlap each garland a bit but again – it’s up to you how you want to display them.
I put a few orange and white pumpkins on the mantle and a few large ones below. I also added some glow in the dark faux spider webbing. With the fireplace on – it’s quite a spooky sight at night! I love the way the garland pops against the white.
I was also thinking another cute version would be little candy corns hung up in the same way using orange and white felt pieces. I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial. Here’s the pin image to save for later.