Several weeks ago I received a rather large box in the mail from Plaid and Martha Stewart Crafts and it was more like Christmas than Halloween! I was graciously given a huge number of supplies from Martha, including stencils, glass paints, craft paints, brushes, and a DIY spray paint kit… so much fun! In the past I have not had much experience stenciling with actual stencils, which may seem a little bit funny. I have created and used tons of freezer paper stencils, but real stencils? Not so much. So I decided to give them a try and make a Halloween banner!
Martha Stewart is the queen of all things beautiful, and Martha Stewart Crafts has everything you need to make your own beautiful projects. I love the choices of stencils that I had to work with, and I had a hard time choosing just one design for my banner, so I decided to mix it up a bit and use three different designs on the pendants, chevron, polka dots, and stripes.
For this project I used the Martha Stewart Crafts stencils, acrylic craft paints, and stenciling tape. I also used a spouncer, double fold bias tape (although you’ll notice that I ended up using brown instead of white), and a heavy white cotton fabric.
I love making banners because they are so simple and straightforward. There are really only four easy steps to creating the individual pennants that you will use in your banner.
I repeated the process for two more chevron pennants, two polka dot pennants, and two striped pennants, for a total of seven pennants.
Next I got out my Silhouette Cameo and found a really fun font that I thought would look whimsical on my pennants. I used the Martha Stewart Crafts stencil film that allows you to create your own custom stencils. This is such a cool product!
I also used a bat stencil that I found in one of the many packets of stencils that I received. Too fun!
Once the pennants dried, I spaced them out as evenly as I could and sandwiched them in the fold of the bias tape. Then I used a zig zag stitch to secure them.
Hang your banner across your mantle or a doorway and you’re ready for Halloween fun!
(You can find the Scary Halloween Photo Tutorial here.)
Stay tuned for more Halloween projects using my new Martha Stewart Crafts supplies!
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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Martha Stewart and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.