8 Simple steps are all it takes to make this Halloween 'BOO' banner

Oct 17, 2014 at 6:39 p.m. ET

This quick and easy felt banner is a great way to add a bit of Halloween festivity to your home. Hang it on the back of a door, with a vignette on a wall or on the mantel.

With a few basic supplies, this project is low cost, simple to make and sure to add a spook to your holiday decor.

Supplies:

Supplies

  • Large sheet black felt
  • White peel-and-stick felt
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Black thread
  • Needle
  • Pins
  • Twine or yarn for hanging
  • Dowel rod
  • Ruler or tape measure

Instructions:

Step 1

1. Start by cutting the large piece of black felt down to size. Here we cut down to approximately 14 x 14 inches. You may want to cut to the size of the dowel rod you are using (we used a 16-inch dowel rod here). Otherwise you will want to cut your dowel rod down to size as well.

Step 3

2. Fold the top of the black felt over the dowel rod, and pin it in place. Fold over approximately 2 inches. Keep the dowel rod in place during this process.

Step 3

3. Using your needle and black thread, hand stitch (or sew with a sewing machine, if you prefer) across the line where pinned to keep the dowel rod in place. The sleeve over the dowel rod should be loose enough to easily slide the dowel rod in and out.

Boo draw

4. Sketch the letters "BOO" (or whatever other word or words you desire, like "TRICK OR TREAT" perhaps!) backward along the back lining of the white peel-and-stick felt. Make them almost as large as the entire 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheet. It's OK if the letters aren't perfect here; it makes them more Halloween-ish to be imperfect!

Boo cutout

5. Cut out the "BOO" letters from the peel-and-stick felt.

Step 6

6. Peel the "BOO" letters, and stick them onto the black felt.

Step 7

7. Once the "BOO" letters are in place, measure out enough twine to tie along the top of the dowel rod.

Step 8

8. Tie the twine at the top of the dowel rod, and your project is complete. Find the perfect place to hang it!

Step 9

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