I haven’t cracked open my box of halloween decorations yet, but I was jones’ing to do a craft the other day and whipped up a little trick or treat bunting.
This bunting was made using all materials I already had kicking around at home – paper bags, jute string, a sharpie, and some stickers. Hollaaa for zero dollaaa projects (just call me rhyme masta G). If you didn’t have these items though, the paper bags can be picked up at the grocery store, and the string and stickers from the dollar store.
I cut the paper bags apart into rectangles, folded them in half, and then cut a little triangle from the bottom to give them that flag look.
Then I needed to glue together the two sides of the flag and weave my string in at the same time. Could you believe that all 4 of my little glue sticks at home were totally dried out? Annoying! Anyway I broke out the double sided tape and used pieces of it instead.
I just kept on going until I had all of my flags strung. Then I used a black sharpie marker and wrote out ‘trick or treat’. I looked up the Matilde font online, which I knew I liked, and copied the lettering.
I sort of didn’t realize how big I was making the bunting until it was done… so the best place for it to hang was across our front window. I closed the curtains to get these shots, but the lighting is still pretty bad. You get the idea, though, right?
Oh and if you haven’t hung things like this from the window before, it’s super easy as you just need to leave enough string to tie around the rod on each end. I just do a simple loop – easy to take down when you’re done with it.
Oh and on the off chance anyone else has a two month old at home, this is one of those easy-to-do crafts – I worked on it mostly sitting on the floor while Maya was playing on her mat (all while telling her in great detail about what I was working on… here’s hoping I can influence her to be a crafty little gal with her mama!).
Any halloween decorating happening in your neck of the woods? My nieces and nephews did a little pumpkin carving at my parents’ cottage this past weekend. So much fun. Did you all have a nice Canadian thanksgiving? We celebrated 3 days in a row and ate ourselves silly. There is still turkey and pumpkin pie as leftovers for this week. Not great for my whole “trying to lose the pregnancy pounds” thing… but oh so yummy!