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?

I'm partying with these great linkies:
        craft linky party for craft blogs     Making the World Cuter Monday  Lil\'Luna    Skip To My Lou    UndertheTableandDreaming 

Sumo's Sweet Stuff     DIY project Parade linky party button     I Heart Nap Time    
Love Bakes Good Cakes   Johnny In A Dress


  1. Wow, that´s a beautiful banner! Love it!

  2. This is super cute. I love that you mixed up so many different pretty papers! It's on my list to make a Halloween banner this year for my entry and you've got me excited to get going on it soon!

  3. What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

  4. Cute, love the paper! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  5. This is wonderful! very creative and super festive. I found ya via Jamie at love bakes good cakes! i am so pinning this!


  6. Stopping in to pin your garland, I love it.



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