Hybrid Halloween | Halloween Die Cut Garland

October 25, 2013

My son has his first big Halloween Party coming up this week which definitely has me putting my crafty skills to use!  So I thought I'd share some of my creations with all of you.  Stop by throughout this week to see how I've simplified the party-planning process by introducing a few digital products into the mix--that's right it's going to be a Hybrid Halloween!

Here's a glimpse at a simple little Halloween-inspired garland I strung along the wall in my kitchen.  I added coordinating cardstock behind some of the pennants to introduce some pops of color and left others so you could see through to give it a playful look.  DISCLAIMER: Apologies for the not-so-great photo, my kitchen isn't exactly known for its lighting ;)

What You'll Need:

  • Black Cardstock
  • Coordinating Cardstock (optional)
  • Twine
  • Assorted Halloween Bunting Cut File (or similar cut file)
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Adhesive

1. Set up your die cut document in the software that accompanies your die cutting machine with your assorted pennant designs.  NOTE: (4) assorted pennant designs should fit on an 8.5 x 11 page.

2. Cut the desired number of pennants from your black cardstock.  NOTE: I cut 16 pennants to make a banner that would stretch across a 10 ft wall.

3. Once cut, decide if you'd like to layer colored cardstock behind all or some of your pennants.  If so edit your cut file and remove all of the interior points so that you have only the outline of of your shape exists and cut from coordating colors of cardstock.

4. Use adhesive to layer the colored carstock behind your black pennant designs.

5. Cut a length of twine that corresponds with the desired length of your garland.  NOTE: For my own garland I used 15 ft of twine.

6. Adhere the twine to the backs of your pennants at regular intervals through the length of your twine.

7. Hang your garland up on the wall and accent with additional decor.


NOTE: For my own Halloween Garland I used black cardstock to cut the assorted halloween banner bunting shapes from and then backed some of my pennants shapes with seafoam and butterscotch mats to tie into my color scheme. I used a single spool of American Crafts black and white baker's twine and spaced my pennants at 11.25" intervals along it's length.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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