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Easy DIY Halloween Banner!

Oooooh Halloween!  Don’t you just love it?!  Decorating for Halloween is right up there next to Christmas for me.  I just find it so fun and the kids love it so much!  So I’m about to kick things in to high gear here and get ma’ Halloween on!

Guess where I’m going first?  Yep, Target.  I may spend an eensy teensy bit too much time there, but I won’t apologize!  For this Canadian, having a Target finally a few blocks away from home is just too awesome to pass up.

I really do love Target.  Everything about it.  And right now I’m loving the Halloween section!  This year Target is carrying a wide range and exclusive line of American Crafts Halloween products, ranging from kits to individual embellishments and craft supplies.  Basically a one stop decorating Halloween shop!  Love.

Halloween Banner & Mantel {A Pretty Life}

There are three American Crafts Halloween DIY kits available: a paper wreath, a banner and mini witch hats.  Have you seen them?  Each kit includes all of the items needed to complete the project, so you don’t have to buy a bunch of supplies to make something spooky, unless you want to add extra embellishments!

If you love extra embellishing there is a 6×6 paper pad and more than a dozen embellishments from washi tape to epoxy stickers and labels that can be used in coordination with the kits or on their own.  Really.  It really doesn’t get much better or easier than that!

Not only are these kits easy to assemble, they’re super cute and you will actually want to use them in your Halloween home!  I especially love how glittery these kits are!  Bring on the glam for Halloween!

So this last week I decided to get started on my decorating and decided to make the Halloween Banner for my mantel!

Halloween Banner {A Pretty Life}

All the supplies for the banner are cute and very good quality.  And in no time at all I had it put together and hanging up!

For this banner, I used:

  • 1 Halloween banner kit that comes with letters to spell out Happy Halloween, pre-cut paper pennants in different patterns, and black twine for the banner.  The banner kit is great on it’s own, but I wanted to add just a little extra Halloween glam, so I used 3 separate embellishment kits.
  • The 3 separate embellishment kits that I used were:  glittery gold and black stars, mini clothespins and Halloween stickers.

Halloween Banner {A Pretty Life}

In the banner kit, there are 2 sets of letters: large black letters, and glittery gold smaller letters.  Place the larger black letters on first, then place the gold letter on top.

Halloween Banner {A Pretty Life}

All you have to do is peel off the sticker backing on the letters and put them on the pennants.

Halloween Banner {A Pretty Life}

After spelling out Happy Halloween, it’s time to have fun with embellishments!


I just added some glittery black and gold stars, and the tiny clothespins.  As well, I put a blank pennant between the two words Happy & Halloween, and added a sticker as an embellishment.

Halloween Banner & Mantel {A Pretty Life}

So simple & so great!  I love how it turned out!

Halloween Banner & Mantel {A Pretty Life}

And the best part is that this banner fits in perfectly with all of the Halloween decorations I already had, so putting together this simple Halloween mantel was SO easy!

Halloween Banner & Mantel {A Pretty Life}

Isn’t it so great?!  I can’t wait to make the wreath and the witch hats too.  We’re having a big Halloween party this year, so the more decorations the better!

Do you decorate for Halloween?  Have you started yet?

Have a spookalicious day!

Disclosure:  I was generously given this product to review and compensated for my efforts.  All opinions are my own.  Always.  Halloween rocks.

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  1. First of all…LOVE the crows!

    I started decorating every year on my birthday: October 1st. I”m still in the midst, as a new sofa arrived yesterday. I’m too busy admiring it to get the place ready. We host many birthdays in October, so Halloween is a big deal around these parts. I just posted my first Halloween craft of the year….

    We really should throw a Halloween linky again, Jo.


  2. I might have to check out those decorating kits — sounds like something even a clueless decorator like me could figure out! I wonder if the mini witch hats would be a fun projects for kids?

    1. Hi Sarah!
      I think the mini witch hat kits would be great for kids (maybe older thought…over 7 or so). I loved this line…it’s so easy to use and very cute!

  3. Love it Joanna! I have a mantle that needs some decorating so this would be the perfect touch! 🙂 So nice to meet you this week/weekend!

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