Last Sunday it was rainy and yucky outside so I decided to make the most of our day stuck inside and create something fun to add to our Halloween decor.
Using random scraps I already had lying around the house, I whipped up a Halloween bunting for our front door.
Just simple and cute.
Our black front door makes for the perfect backdrop for some spooktacular orange fun and I’m sure yours would too.
Take advantage of your next rainy day and make one for yourself.
Here’s what you do.
Grab two different fabrics. One for the “flags” and one for the letters.
Measure out your three triangles for the flags.
I made mine approximately 6 inches across and 7 inches long.
(I am not precise. Ever. I eyeball everything and it always works out fine. Perfection is not the goal, but more of the act of creating!)
Cut out three flags.
Iron them and re-cut any parts that look crazy.
While ironing, glance up at your fave family picture from last year and ponder when you can get them taken again this year.
Next, take your letter fabric and cut out a little bit smaller size of strong heat and bond.
Iron the heat and bond onto the wrong side of your letter fabric.
Next, trace your letters.
You can easily do this by printing off your choice of letters, cutting them out and using that as a template.
Trace the letters BACKWARDS onto your heat and bond paper that you ironed onto the fabric.
Cut out your letters.
Then you should have something spooktacular like this.
Lay the letters down onto your flags where you want them.
Remember, I’m all about simplicity.
No sewing required!
Finally, I pinned the flags reversed and upside down on top of a striped ribbon. I found it worked well to line the flags up with the bottom stripe.
I’m all about finding tricks to make sure I sew in a straight line.
Here it is pinned ready to be sewn.
Start on your first letter, mine was the “b,” and sew your way down towards the last “o” until all three flags are sewn on.
(If you don’t sew, just hot glue the flags on! Even easier!)
String your fabulousness across your front door welcoming Halloween with a hint of homemade creativity.
Halloween countdown: 26 days.
*My hubby Steve’s birthday countdown: 2 days.
*My family’s annual second Sunday in October Sausage Supper Winery Extravaganza (this year also knows as the weekend my sister Maggie comes home!) countdown: 5 days.
*Our 8 year anniversary countdown: 7 days.
Look out October!
We’re coming to get you.
Quite possibly the best. month. ever.