Halloween cannot come soon enough around these parts. As soon as the first catalog that had Halloween items on the cover arrived, the oldest daughter proclaimed it her “Halloween Plans.” That was over a month ago. It has been a long month of looking at every fright night related costume and decor. I told the girls that it is still way too early to get too garish with our spOoKy decor. But it is really never too early to start making crafts, right? So here is a cute little damask “tile” banner, all Halloween’d up in orange and black. It will make a perfect backdrop to a mantel or barcart.
- Colored tissue paper (affiliate link)
- Cutting machine (affiliate link)
- Black adhesive vinyl (affiliate link)
- Transfer tape (affiliate link)
- Black twine (affiliate link)
- Adhesive dot roller (affiliate link)
The three .svg files I used for the damask tiles were:
Weed the negative space from your vinyl design, then use the transfer tape and press it on the design. Use the squeegie-like thing or a credit card to really get the transfer tape to stick to the vinyl.
Lift the transfer tape with vinyl attached and place it on to the orange tissue paper. Carefully remove the transfer tape.
Cut the tissue paper around the damask design, leaving an inch on one side. Lay the design face down in the order that you want the designs to be patterned in and lay your cord on top. Use the adhesive dots to glue the 1 inch tab around the cord. You want to be able to slide the the designs on the cord so you can adjust spacing as needed.
I didn’t have black cord, so I just painted natural color cord black. Yeah, I cheated.
Hang your banner on the wall and smile! It looks fun and festive!
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