Thursday 13 October 2011

Pretty Spooky Banner By Ruth Philips

Pink Paislee have done it again with their new and exciting range of Halloween papers and embellishments.
The Phantom Happy Haunting Banner comes as a pack of letter cards, two spooky skull cards and two crepe paper rosettes to finish it off.

I made my banner by using calico (curtain lining) folded in half and stitched. I distressed the edges with scissors and painted the middle with Claudine Helmuths black and white Gesso. An old credit card came in handy to smudge the stripes evenly across the material.

Lace was glued along the top and eyelets added with a crop-o-dile.

5cm wide strips of black crepe paper were ruffled on my sewing machine and glued behind the letter cards. I trimmed them down so you could still see the paint behind, tied them all together with some re-purposed ribbon and cost less than a shop bought one and will certainly last a lot longer!



  1. This is lovely and I like the more sophisticated colours a real change from the orange and black usually used. Laura

  2. LOVE your banner! Very sophisticated with the balck and cream..........and fits perfectly with your decor! :)


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