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Today’s Halloween banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series might just be my favorite! It combines black, white and orange to create a very festive banner for the month of October. It is hanging up on my bookshelf. At the end of the month we are having a big Halloween party and this will be perfect to add into my decor.

October Halloween Banner - 12 Months of Banners Series

I want to thank American Crafts with supplying me with the products for this series. This post contains affiliate links.

Supplies needed:

To start any banner I always choose my papers first. This time I chose patterned papers from the Best of Pebbles, Inc. paper pack.

Papers for October Halloween banner

Start by cutting your banner pieces. I cut each piece of orange polka dot paper to 5″ wide x 6″ long.

Trim paper for banner shape

To create the flag shape, open the cutting arm on the punch board. Line up your paper on the vertical white lines. Close the cutting arm. Use the blade to cut down from the left top edge.

Line up edges of paper along white 5 mark

Use upper plastic edge to cut left side - We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Then use the guide to cut from the right top edge. Cut a total of 9 flag shapes.

Use upper plastic guide edge to cut the right side - We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Using the top punch, align your corner and punch a hole. Flip the paper over and punch another hole. This will create the holes to thread your twine through. 

Use hole punch on We R Memory Keepers Punch Board

Now we will work on creating the nine accordion fold flowers. For each flower you need two strips of 12″ x 2″ papers. After you cut your strips of paper, you will need to score them every 1/2″. I have a paper score blade on my paper trimmer that makes this task really easy. If you don’t have a paper trimmer that has a score blade, you can use a ruler and a bone folder instead. 

Use scoring blade to score strips of paper

Accordion fold paper

Use hot glue along the edge of the folded paper and fan your paper into a half circle.

Use glue gun to create a fan with accordian paper

Hold it for about 10 seconds or so to allow the hot glue to set. Repeat all these steps for your second strip of paper.

Hold accordian fan shape together for about 10 seconds

Along one of the edges of your accordion fold half circles, apply hot glue. Attach it to the the other half circle. Apply hot glue and attach the other loose edges, as well. 

Use glue gun to glue two have accordian shapes together

Completed accordion fold flower

Attach the finished accordion flowers to the banner pieces with an adhesive foam square. I alternated polka dots and chevron printed paper for my accordion fold flowers.

Attach accordion flowers using foam square adhesive

I cut out the letters, ‘HALLOWEEN’ on textured card stock using my Cricut Explore. I used the Country Life font to create white letters with a black shadow letter behind. I think the letters look a little like they are made of bones which was perfect for this banner.

Use Cricut Explore to cut out Halloween letters

Cricut Design Space Cut File: Halloween Letters

I glued the white letters to their corresponding black letter background. I then added a little glitter glue around the edges of the white letters to make them stand out more. I attached them to the banner with adhesive foam squares.

Use adhesive foam squares to attach letters to banner

Glittered letter for October Halloween banner

Now you will string your banner together with twine. Instead of threading a single piece of twine through the entire banner, I tied each banner piece to the piece next to it with a little twine bow. On each end of the banner I simply tied a piece of twine on with a knot.

Use a piece of twine to attach banner pieces together with a bow Use a bow to tie banner pieces together

My October Halloween banner is now ready for all the tricks and treats this month!

October Halloween Banner made with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and Pebbles, Inc

October Halloween Banner - Laura's Crafty Life

October polka dot Halloween banner

Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.

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