Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A BOO-tastic Banner

I am officially in the Halloween spirit. This past girls' craft night and the weekend I worked on making a banner for the front window. I have loved the look of wreaths or banners made from old sheet music so I thought I would give that a try for a Halloween-inspired banner. I found an old book of sheet music on Ebay for pretty cheap. It already had some imperfections (missing cover, torn pages) so I didn't feel too bad taking it apart.

I cut each page in half and then folded the halves accordion-style.

I glued the ends of the folded sheets together until they were long enough to fold into a circle and glued the circle closed (my circles needed 5-6 half sheets).

Next, on to the letters.  I printed out the letters "B", "O", "O", and a couple spiders from clipart and cut them into circles.  I added silver glitter embellishment around the edges.  For the letters I also cut out black construction paper a bit wider than the letter circles to add some contrast between the letters and the sheet music.

Then I glued the letters and spider clipart images onto the sheet music circles and pinned the circles on to a black and white striped ribbon.

Lastly, it was time to hang the banner in the front window!  I had to adjust the placement of the circles to fit the windows (good thing I had pinned them into place!).  And here it is!

I also added a swarm (flock?) of bats I made from felt, swooping across the window.

Maybe not the scariest Halloween display but I LOVE it!

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sue frazier said...

so cute! thanks for sharing!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Looks great!


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Fabulous banner! Hope you will come share it at my linky party!

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