Friday, September 17, 2010

Brown Paper Bag Banner "How-To"

Super simple banner made from things you have around the house "How-To".

I made this BOO banner for the mantle.
I almost spelled out FALL but went with BOO in the end.

Brown paper bag
Distress ink
Black paint
Cute scrap book paper scraps
A little Glue
Clothes pins
Halloween Spider font

I cut 3" wide strips from my paper bag then folded it back and forth.

Make a circle, connecting the ends with a little glue.

I cut a circle to glue in the center for stability. Let it dry some.
I distressed the edges and splattered black paint.
Then attached my circles with "BOO".

Close up. Click on the picture for a better view.

I attached to the twine with clothes pins that I distressed.
Have fun, spelling out all kinds of messages, year round!



Cat said...

SO CUTE!! I cannot wait to get ready for Halloween.

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Super duper cute! Love it! Would love for you to link up with us and show it off!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

such a good idea!! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Meg said...

Very cute! Love this idea!

Mindy said...

This banner is sweet and simple, and I could see doing a similar one for every holiday. Thank you for sharing! said...

Aww, that is so cute! The brown paper is perfect for this time of year. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

smilemonsters said...

Woot! Woot! That's awesomely awesome, Rachel. I loooove One Pretty Thing. Thank you, Thank you.


Terry said...

I've made some flowers this way but I love it as a banner! Great project!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

oh this banner is SO cute!! I'd love for you to link it up at sundae scoop!

Jen said...

Love this idea!!
I might try it out on a baby shower I have coming up!

Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

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Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love your banner - adorable! Great idea using a paper bag too! Thanks so much for linking to the sunday showcase party. I have featured this here:
Stop by and grab a featured button if you like.

Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Moo Moo's & Tutus Party Designs said...

I love your cute & creative! I would LOVE it if you would link it up with my "Open Haunted House" linky party on my blog!

Here is the link:

Have a happy Saturday! :)

boutiqueit said...

Thanks for sharing; that's super cute!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing such a cute and easy how-to! I'd love to add this to my Halloween decorations page on my site: !

Let me know if that would be okay.

Rachel @ AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Dacia said...

I featured your tutorial on Lemon Drop Life. Check it out here: