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halloween fabric banner TUTORIAL….and a huge announcement…..

good morning! i’m rather excited to show off my latest craft……this adorable fabric halloween banner! {big announcement in just a second}


isn’t it stickin’ cute?! i  love the all the colors in the fabrics. and it was SOooo easy to make! i love what it adds to my mantel. so much color and fun-ness!

i love it on my mantel! it adds so much color and texture.  it would also be so cute on a shelf, in a doorway, or for your Halloween party draped on tables or something.

Question: do you ever look at a craft and think to yourself, “geez, that is so cute! i love the fabrics/material she used. i wish i could make one exactly like that” OR “i would love to make that adorable craft, but i don’t want to do all the shopping to find all those supplies and the hours of prepping. i just want to do the fun crafting part!”. well, i have big news for you! keep reading……

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

my friend, cara and i are starting a monthly Craft Kit Club!

it’s going to be SO much fun! each month we will offer 2-3 craft kits for you to choose from. the craft kits will be easy and meant for all skill levels to be able to complete. you will have full picture tutorials to follow for each step. PLUS we will be available to help you with any questions you have while completing your craft kit.

and the best part is…………….there is no club membership fee!!!!!! you just purchase the kits you want and that’s it. no long term commitment, no expensive dues. just cute, easy craft kits!  each month we will provide a limited number of kits on a first come, first serve basis. when the kits are gone, they’re gone. we will present the kits at the beginning of each month.  if you would like a sneak peek of the next month’s kits + discounts and other fun info about the club, you can sign up below to receive the Monthly Craft Kit Club newsletter.

Subscribe to the Monthly Craft Kit Club newsletter

October’s Craft Kits will be….

these spooky mummies and that gorgeous Fabric Halloween banner  shown at the beginning of this post.

you can find The Monthly Craft Kit Club store front here.

for those who want to make the crafts on their own without a kit, i will still post the tutorials on here for your crafting pleasure. :)

ok, now onto this festive Halloween banner tutorial! this is such an easy craft {as my friend cara said, ‘it is relaxing and fun to make’} and perfect for the kids to help with!

Supplies: 1 yard total of halloween theme/color fabric, rotary or scissors, 90″ of rope or piping, and fray check.

1. apply fray check to the ends of your rope to seal them. you may also do this with a lighter, but it will leave the ends black. i’ve also heard that clear nail polish works for this as well.

2. cut your fabric into 1″x 9″ strips which will be approx 140 strips. you will most likely have extras depending on how close together you tie them.

3. how to knot each strip: fold your fabric strip in half {so it measures 1″ x 4.5″} with right sides together. put your finger in the loop that is created and place under the rope, as shown above. you will then fold the 2 ends of the strip over the rope and through the loop that your finger is in.

{big thanks to cara for being my hand model!}

4. pull the ends through the loop and pull tight.

5. push the knots together so that you cannot see the rope between the knots. *Tip: do not scrunch them too much! you want to be able to see the patterns on the fabrics.

6. Repeat Steps 3-5 for each fabric strip until you have the length desired for your banner.

halloween mantle

proudly display your fabulous Halloween banner wherever you like! too easy, huh? now wouldn’t it be so nice to have all those fabric strips pre-cut for you AND the perfect cotton rope? well you can buy this Craft Kit here!

links to other crafts shown above:

mummy craft

fall pumpkin printable

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Jenny says:

    This is so cute and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    Katy says:

    I think of all the Halloween crafts I’ve seen over the past few weeks, that banner has got to be my favorite. The colors are great. I like that is’ fun & obviously a Halloween decoration without being your typical Halloween themed decoration (I hope that makes sense). I’m definitely going to put a link to this on my blog at the end of this week. I look forward to seeing your monthly craft kits too.

  3. 3
    Bobby says:

    Excited about your monthly craft kits!!!

  4. 4
    Christina says:

    wow – your banner turned out sooooo good. I love it!!!!!

  5. 5
    Sharon says:

    What a great idea and the results are adorable! I love this banner. And kits? Another great idea! Good luck!

  6. 6
    Mom 4 Real says:

    How exciting! I can’t wait to join in the fun!

  7. 7

    So cute! And how exciting to be offering craft kits. That is great! I might make one of these fabric banners for my son’s upcoming birthday if I can find the right fabric. :)

  8. 8
    Mindy says:

    How exciting for you two! Thanks for also posting the tutorials here for those who don’t purchase the full kits. Your mummies will be on my girly monster party inspiration board, I’ll let you know when it’s posted!

  9. 9
    del says:

    I love how EASY this is. What a great idea for Halloween!

  10. 10
    Monica says:

    Luv it! Super cute!!

  11. 11
    brittany says:

    both of these are adorable! and i LOVE that you will be doing the craft kits! what a great idea, and perfect for those of us that need something quick and easy! thank you!! :)

  12. 12
    Anne Marie says:

    Selling the craft kits is a great idea – love this banner.

  13. 13
    Tiah B says:

    The crafts kits are such a great idea.

  14. 14
    MJ says:

    Love it! Am saving my halloween fabrics for a quilt but this would be perfect for the leftovers :)

  15. 15
    Tanya H. says:

    Your kits are a great idea. Hope it goes well for you. Love the banner!

  16. 16
    SueAnn says:

    Love the banner and the mummies are adorable. I bought both kits!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  17. 17

    Linda, that banner is just plain adorable! I love it!!! So festive and colorful!

  18. 18
    LeAnn says:

    Love the banner. I am so excited about the new Craft Club Kit Newsletter – it is gong to be awesome.

  19. 19
    Johnnie says:

    Looks great, and so easy!

  20. 20
    Ali says:

    I absolutely LOVE this banner and am making it as we speak. I decided to do it with wire so I can manipulate it more, make it longer (for our banister) and I’m throwing in some tulle. And it’s just my skill level to boot!

  21. 21
    marla says:

    cute cute!

  22. 22
    Cherie Brewer says:

    Hey Linda,
    I love the banner and have fabric to make one. Did you use a rotary? I cannot cut straight and using scissors will take forever. I guess it is time to invest in a rotary, huh? This will be so cute for our quintuplets birthday party. They turn 7 on 11/3 and we are having their birthday party 10/29, Halloween theme!

    • 22.1
      Cherie Brewer says:

      Got both a rotary cutter and a mat 50% off! I am figuring things out all by myself!

  23. 23
    Lissa says:

    I fell in love with that garland immediately and had to make one right away! I love the colors in yours, but I had some Halloween fabric on hand that I used and I love how it turned out. You can see it here: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-garland.html Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love the Craft Club kits as well and am looking forward to seeing what’s coming up!

  24. 24
    Mary says:
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    Cherie Brewer says:

    How did you cut all the strips? I don’t own a rotary cutter but it may be time to get one. We are having a party for our quints on 10/29 for their 7th birthday and it is Halloween theme.

  26. 26
    Holly Child says:

    I got my kit in the mail yesterday! I’ve spent the morning making it with my son! He’s helping me pick which piece of fabric to tie next!! I LOVE this kit, love how the banner is turning out….and love my little helper too!! Thanks for so much for this! Can’t wait to see what you come up with every month! :)

  27. 27
    Tonya says:

    Hey Linda – will you be making any more kits? I see its sold out, but would love to buy one.

    Thank you!
    T

  28. 28
    Casey says:

    This is way too adorable! I found this post on Pinterest (the updated mantle one) and I absolutely love it! Such fun colors :) I’m going to make this – I think it will really brighten up my living room! Thanks for sharing :)

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