I was asked to make a Halloween banner that said boo! (thanks, Angela!). I wanted to make sure I had all my bases covered (and hoping she’d like at least one of them 😉 )- so I made two banners.
The first banner uses a zig zag
stitch on the edges (I use a double layer of felt so the pennants have more body and hang better) using black thread. I strung the pennants on a simple black ribbon, but dressed it up with strips of ripped, striped Halloween
fabric. It’s casual and fun and very festive!
Here’s the whole thing:
The next banner has medium sized ric rac
sewn in between the layers of felt so that just half the trim is sticking out. I used a straight stitch and black thread. Then the pennants are tied together using three different colors of ribbon. I love how the fabric with the little looped edges mimics the look of the ric rac
. This method was a little more difficult, but I think the classic, fancier look is worth it!
So, take those plain ‘ol
pennants and dress them up a bit! They are both cute- but completely different. Which one suits you?