Thursday, September 23, 2010

'SPOOKY' Banner

I wanted to jump on the 'banner' bandwagon, and 'spooky' was the first word to pop in my head, so I just went with it.

I started out by cutting 'spooky' out with my new Silhouette machine. Now, you guys are probably thinking I'm one of those cool people who won one off of one of those even cooler blogs, but sadly I'm not. I wanted one so bad that my mom got me one for an early (very early!) birthday and Christmas present. Woohoo!!

Back to the spookiness, I also cut out some circles from orange and white striped paper. I wanted to back those circles with some black paper, but I ended up just tracing a cd and cutting those out myself so I could really maximize the use of the paper. One thing I'm not crazy about with the Silhouette is that it only accepts paper as wide as 8.5 inches...but besides that, I love it! And I'm not getting paid to say that, although I wouldn't mind if I did ;)

I laid it all out to see how it was looking so far, and I felt it still needed something. Anybody else thinkin' cat eyes for the O's? I also wanted to do orange paper behind the black paper, so I traced a cd again, but cut it out with some heartbeat edge scissors.

I wanted to add a little more detail to the banner, so I printed out a bat outline that I found on the web (get it, web? Ok, that probably wasn't very funny) and I cut out 2 bats on black paper then sprinkled them with some black glitter, and I gave them creepy red eyes.

Next, I glued everything to some black ribbon and called it a day!

I'm loving the glittery cat eyes.

I realized it looks pretty boring on the white wall, so I also took some pics 'on location' to show the different possibilities.

On a weathered fence:

I'm lovin' how it stands out against the wood.

And the bats look so sparkly in the filtered sunlight.

(Oops, I think I missed a spot of glitter!)

Don't those eyes look great in the sunlight?

And a pair of eyes are peering through the fence?

It can also be hung on a tree to greet your party guests:

Cheshire cat, anyone?

The bats look like they are right at home!

So many cool possibilities!


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Scrap for Joy said...

Great banner! I love the cat eyes...the perfect touch!

Meghan said...

Simply fabu sista!
Love, love, love the bats.

Theresa said...

It's a beauty! I love the 'on location' shots!
Visiting from the Fall Festival!

pogonip said...

Your banner is my all-time favorite--the cat's eyes and spooky bats put it in a category all its own! Fabulous job, Ali!

this blessed nest said...

this is outstanding!!!

girlfriend, great spooky banner with eyes & all. love the color combo & scallop edge. beautiful.

thanks for linking this up to the FALL FESTIVAL! you know, i have a *thing* for banners & buntings.


Jenny Beth said...

hey there. visiting from the fall festival. this banner is absolutely adoreable. super impressed!! and the eyes in the middle are my favorite!

Kelli said...

What a cute banner!


Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

That is seriously awesome- I love the outside pictures too. Just great!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is so cute! I love the bats too. Great job, I want one!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That is one fab banner. I love it!!! I love the addition of the bats and the cat eyes.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

This is just adorable! I will have to make one for year for sure, my boys would LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute! Great job on it! I love the details and love the idea of this draped across a mantle! I'm hosting a Feathered Nest decorating inspirations party this weekend if you would like to join up. Stopping by from Just a Girl. :)

Courtney said...

Okay . . thought I was taking the weekend off, but now I have a banner to make! Gorgeous. And your photography is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindy said...

I love your spooky little banner! I hope to work on my Halloween decorations next week and now I have a good first idea! Love your pictures as well -- they're awesome!

Cassie said...

Dang, that's cute! Those cat eyes just seal the deal!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh! that has to be the best halloween banner i have seen! i love it from everything to the cat eyes in the center and the bats with the beady red eyes. just fabulous!!!

Tonia said...

What a great banner. That's just perfect - love the cat eyes.

Be sure to enter my giveaway for a Halloween cookbook.

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Turned out great. I have a silhouette and should try to make a banner. I drool over everyone elses and yours is no exception.

Jen @ said...

Adorable!! I posted about it on my Tatertots and Jello FB page and linked to you :)


For The Luv Of Boys said...

I love it! You did a great job on the eyes! I'm a new follower - can't wait to check things out!

House of Smith's said...

WOW! So cute! :)
I LOVE that! I'm totally facebooking this :)
Thanks for sharing with me!!!

And YES... the cat eyes TOTALLY make it! :)

sabriena said...

This is really cute!

Vicki said...

This is super cute...the bats are my favorite. I love how each person puts their own twist on holiday banners. Just became a new follower and enjoying your blog.

Anonymous said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

very merry vintage style said...

Very cute! Love the touch of the orange stripe paper & cat eyes!

debbie said...


Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Love it! What a great idea to use cat eyes!

The House of Healy said...

This is really by far the cutest banner I have seen this season. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us!

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