Remember when I told you I had some amazing contributors lined up for the fall & holiday season!? I’m so excited to introduce you guys (that don’t already know her) to Julie! Julie’s blog is Lilacs & Longhorns, you’ll love it but I’m going to let Julie tell you all about it!
Hi there! I’m Julie and I blog at Lilacs & Longhorns — a web site dedicated to sharing my love of all things home. I adore decorating, crafting, gardening, tackling DIY projects and sharing great recipes.
I am so excited to be sharing my first contributor post here at All Things Heart and Home today!
Like you, I adore Robin’s style and her flair for DIY and decorating. It is such a delight to be here.
Today, I’m showing you a super simple craft that anyone can do — even children! It’s my easy Halloween bunting:
I’m going to share a little secret with you. I’m not a big fan of all things Halloween. Is it just me or has Halloween become scarier and creepier than it used to be?
I have two children ages 9 and 12 and they LOVE it when I decorate for the season so I can’t get away with sticking with “Fall-only” decor. As soon as October 1st rolls around I start getting asked when the Halloween decorations are coming out.
Because so many store-bought decorations are too scary, I like to make some things myself. You’ll notice my Halloween bunting/banner is on the cute and whimsical side…not scary.
I found the burlap bunting with polka dots at Target in the dollar section. It was $3. It was the perfect back drop for a fun little Halloween banner and saved me a few steps so I didn’t have to make the little flags myself.
My daughter and I decided the word, “Spooky” would look the best. We pulled out our cardboard stencils (found at any craft store) and got to work with some black paint.
After we stenciled the letters I decided to outline them with white craft paint. At first I used a paint pen but it didn’t show up very well so I switched to regular craft paint with a fine-bristle brush.
The outline really made the letters pop.
Then I decided it would be a little more fun if I added some black and white checked ribbon between each flag. I simply tied each piece around the twine and cut the edges in a little “v.”
If you can’t find a pre-made bunting at Target you can also find them at craft stores. However, it’s also very easy to make your own using burlap, scrapbook paper or any fabric you like. The fabric doesn’t even have to be cut in triangles…you could make rectangles or squares to keep your cutting simple and easy.
It’s an easy little craft you can do yourself or with a child for some fall-fun!
I’ll be back again next month with a favorite Thanksgiving recipe. In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit some of my fall decorating and crafting posts or just browse around on my blog. I would love to see you there!
Oh, and we recently remodeled our kitchen. I’d love to show you the before and after!
See you next time!
Thanks so much Julie! I love the bunting and you guys are going to love all of Julie’s projects and I gotta tell you, her kitchen makeover is one of my all time favorites!
If you’re on Facebook, visit Julie’s Lilacs and Longhorns FB Page, I’m always inspired…
Sending love my friends ~ ox