banners celebrations fabric felt halloween

One Banner- Two Ways

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?

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  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    October 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    It's hard to choose, but I think I like the ric rac banner a little better… the ric rac makes it stands out a little more. Nice work! These are both really cute.

  • Brande J.
    October 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I love the ric rac one! Darling! One of these I will be buying a banner from you! So crafty 🙂