Halloween Decor: Boo Banner

Boo! Banner *such a cute idea for Halloween!Hello ABM readers! It’s Rubyellen from Cakies and I’m pretty excited about this way easy (but way cute!) project. It’s October, and the fun Halloween decorating has begun in our house, so I though it would be fun to make a little messenger banner to get a little more festive. I have made a message banner before (see here), but I think our house needed one just for Halloween.


3/4 yard of black cotton fabric
3/4 yard of single sided fusible ultra-firm stabilizer (I used Peltex 71F)
Fabric marking pencil/chalk
23″ long dowel (may need to cut down the length of your dowel if you purchased a longer one)
26″ – 28″ strand of yarn
Iron and ironing board
Boo letter template
Sewing machine
Boo! steps1. Fold your black fabric in half and cut out your banner. See dimensions pictured above. 2. Cut your stabilizer smaller than the black fabric banner size. I did mine about 3″ less than the length and about 1″ less on the sides. Fuse the stabilizer and fabric together. Note: Place the stabilizer about 2″ down from the top of the banner, to allow space to fold the top of the fabric down 1″ to create the casing for the dowel. 3. Cut out the Boo template (or your own block writing), center it onto the front of the fabric banner and trace with a fabric pencil or chalk. 4. Cut out the letters. 5. Fold the top of the banner down 1″, pin in place, and sew down the entire length about a 3/4″ from the folded edge. This creates the dowel casing. Note: If you don’t have access to a sewing machine, use fabric glue to hold the casing in place (or there’s also good ‘ole fashion hand sewing!) 6. Insert your dowel into the casing and attach your yarn to each end of the dowel.
Boo! Banner *such a cute idea for Halloween! Hang and enjoy your BOO-tiful banner! What are some other fun sayings you would put on your fabric banner? xoxo, Rubyellen
Credits // Author and Photagraphy: Rubyellen from Cakies
  • This is such a fun design – just a quick note to let you know that we featured this in our Halloween Craft Countdown on our blog, and also on our Twitter feed, here: http://ideas.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk/free-halloween-crafts/

    All the best,

    – James Brooks

  • Hi Ladies! I’m so in love with this banner that I featured it on my blog today as party of my Halloween ideas round-up 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  • ohhhh my cakies always has the most FANATICALLY FUN and CREATIVE and SWEET projects! love this!

  • so cute and so simple! looks great with your other decorations ! xx sydney

  • Love this simplistic, but really awesome Halloween decor! It even feels a little vintage! Definitely a DIY to try year round with different sayings!

  • Yup! SUPER CUTE! I love this idea!
    Cx http://mixedmediumstheatre.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Adorable! I’m not Halloween’s biggest fan, but cute decor like this certainly warms me up to it a bit more!

  • This is really lovely. Definitely something I want to try for Halloween!

  • This is adorable, really! I love random Halloween decorations!
    I thought You’d like those:

    Loads of love, SJay!

  • Like it so much! Very simple and so cute. I also love decorating our house for the halloween. I think I should borrow your ideas ^_^

    Thanks, Cyndi

  • As a company that does professional signs/banners and similar work to the Boo banner, I had to post and say what a cool and festive idea this is!

    I love at-home jobs that can create a more seasonal look.

  • Super cute! I think I’ll make something like this at Christmas, since we don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Australia. Christmas trees or stars or baubles could look cute 🙂

  • This is so cute! I’d be tempted to keep it up all year round xo

  • Super cute – I love it! Great that you could customize it for any colours too… Very fun project, thanks!

  • Cakies and A Beautiful Mess collaborations make me so happy! Cute banner idea!


  • This is such a cute idea and really simple too! :3


  • Love it! Not too much, not too little! A perfect piece to get guests in the mood for Halloween! 🙂


  • I was looking for some DIY Halloween decor! Thanks 🙂


  • Great and useful stuff!
    Love it, thanks


  • So incredibly cute! I love cut-out letters, as anyone can probably tell by the crafts on my blog. Haha.


  • Love it, so cute and easy!! I want to do this so badly 🙂

  • Oh my goodness! I’m SO in love with this idea and can’t wait to make my own! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Love this!!! Now I’m torn between to Fall banner DIYs! Maybe I’ll just make both 😉

    Jamie @

  • Such a cute banner!


  • This is really cute and simple! I love holiday decor that’s not too over-the-top.


  • Very simple and pretty! I love the little pumkpmin stems on the side, too.

  • So simple and classic. Also, I have major piano envy over that Baldwin Acrosonic!

  • I love the little orange pumpkin-looking things on those sticks in the clear jar…is that a dried plant? What is it?

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