This year for Halloween, I’ve been really inspired by the art of Dia de los Muertos. I am loving sugar skulls, marigolds, tissue flowers, and all kinds of Mexican-inspired geometric patterns. This little project incorporates some of those design elements into a simple little Halloween banner decoration.
- White felt
- Black felt
- Dowel rod
- Adhesive (I used a fabric glue, but I think the Felties glue would be an even better choice)
- Tissue paper
- Yarn or string
Start off, by cutting a piece of white felt into an 11″ x 16″ rectangle. Then cut one end into a point. To do this, find the mid-point of one end and then cut from that point to four inches up on both sides.
Decorate the banner with more geometric felt shapes and the word “boo.”
To finish the Halloween banner, I decided to add a tissue paper flower designed to look like a marigold, a symbol commonly used in Dia de los Muertos celebrations.
To make your flower, begin by cutting six sheets of tissue paper 5″x7″. I alternated yellow and orange tissue paper in my stack. Starting at one of the narrower sides, fold the tissue paper stack up using an accordion fold.
I add my Boo Halloween banner to my Halloween display, right next to the crochet skull pattern I made yesterday!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.