Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cooler Temps and a Halloween Banner

It was quite a cloudy and rainy day here in the valley of the sun.  
Good thing, too.
I think we topped out at a whopping 83* today.  
It's a welcomed change to the 115*+ summer weather we had this year. 

 At one point, I got into my car to see this:

Thank goodness for cooler temps!
Will it last?
I hope so. 

Anyway~ I never feel like fall is here until there is a drop in the temperature.  Today inspired me to take out some of my fall decor and start getting excited for Halloween!


Over the past few weeks I had been working on a new banner.  It seems like banners are the only thing I've been posting about (and not even that often). As I've said before, I am trying to get one made for each holiday/season.  So, without further adieu~ here is my Halloween Banner in all it's glory!


The paper is from the "Jeepers Creepers" stack I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

I decided to make each pennant a different shape and different pattern of paper.

I distressed the edges of each pennant and pinwheel with a Tim Holtz distressing pad in 
"Vintage Photo".

I used my Silhouette to cut out the spider webs and letters.  The font was a free one I 
downloaded called "IFC Railroad".

I used a vintage crocheted lace (purchased from SAS Fabrics in Tempe) and grosgrain ribbon at
 the top of each pennant.

I tied it them altogether with black and a sparkly green tulle.

And to finish it all up, I topped them off with these skull cameos I purchased last 
year from Michael's.
.Aren't they fun!?!?

What kind of Fall/Halloween stuff have you been working on?

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