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.
The banner requires the use of a cutting machine, like the Silhouette and access to the Silhouette Design Store.
- 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:
Start by using your cutting machine to cut the tile images onto the vinyl. I made each tile 4×4 inches.
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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Eeeeeeek! I love my silhouette!!! I do not use it as much as I should…. but this inspired me for sure! 🙂 XO
This is so pretty!!!! Lovely idea 🙂
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Time to blow the dust off my Cricut and get busy!
This is a cute banner. Halloween must be fun at your house.
This is such a nice idea… Love it!
This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to see you again Wednesday!
This is so pretty! I love the damask pattern using black and orange! I would like to invite you to come over and link up your Halloween posts at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party! The party is live now through Halloween. Hope you can join us!