DIY Printable Halloween Banner

Now available on our Etsy Shop for only $1.99! Just print, cut + hang! Download this adorable HALLOWEEN pennant banner and print it at home. Each letter prints on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. Perfect for a Halloween party, decoration or holiday card photo shoot!

Colors/Pattern: Black + orange

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch
*String
*Tape

Steps:

1) Download + print the banner (print each page on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
2) Cut out each triangle
3) Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
4) Measure + cut string so that it goes through all triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang- if you need more room, you can also string separately on 2 lines as shown in photos
5) Run string through each hole and hang banner

 

 

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Lace-Patterned Pumpkin

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(Credit-Martha Stewart)

Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o’-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lace-like openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.

Lace-Patterned Pumpkin How-To

1. Select a pumpkin or squash such as Lumina, spaghetti squash, or Blue Hubbard. You’ll need wood-carving tools, sold in hardware and art-supply stores. For this project, small pieces of pipe can also be used to make cuts and punch out circles from the gourd. When choosing tools, bear in mind the shape of the perforation your tool will make, and choose those that produce unusual punctures. For example, top and bottom cuts with a V-shaped gouge leave a diamond form.

2. Cut an opening in the bottom of your pumpkin. Scrape out the seeds and most of the flesh. Place a length of masking tape around the circumference of the gourd as a carving guideline. Start cutting.

3. The going gets easier once you’ve circled the pumpkin with a pattern — just keep following it, adding more bands of cuts. If you carve a small, simple design that doesn’t feed the candle much air, make an air hole on one side to help it burn.

How-To: Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin (credit: Robin Wulf – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

What you need:

– large white pumpkin (real or faux)

– Tacky Glue

– 16-20 crayons

– Hair dryer

– Surface cover or trash bags

Prep: Remove all the labels from your crayons.  Break them in half.

Set up your work area with newspaper or trash bags. If possible to do outside. it’s recommended.

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How-To (Hair Dryer):

Crayon Melted Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin (credit: Robin Wulf – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

1. Glue your crayons in place with the tacky glue or glue gun. Glue is needed to grab the curved surface. Use wherever needed to hold the crayon in place.

2. Place your crayons around the pumpkin. You can either choose to do this all at the same time, then wait to heat or heat as you go. This depends on if you want to see the look as you go, or you know the desired outcome of colors and combinations.

3. Apply heat on high using a hair dryer. The wax tends to splatter, the higher the temperature. If you’re getting too much splatter, lower the heat.  It takes a little under a minute for each of the crayons to melt and drip.

How-To (Candle) – Credit Robin Wulf:

1.  Unwrap wrappers of crayons
2.  Place newspaper under pumpkin
3.  Light a small to medium size candle (for these I used long skinny tapers from IKEA)
4. Tilt your lit candle to the side in one hand and end of crayon directly to the flame in the other over top of pumpkin. (for a more kid friendly version use a hair dryer method above instead of candle)
5.  Rotate crayon all around pumpkin as you watch it mix with the candle and crayon wax over top onto the sides of pumpkin, keep moving pumpkin around to drip crayon wax to all the area you want covered
6. Repeat with each color can keep reusing each color to add more color to pumpkin.

Have fun trying different color combinations, plastic spiders, goggly eyes, glitter and more!

Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Pie

R166869.jpg.rendition.largestIngredients

  • 1 recipe Pastry for Double-Crust Pie
  • 1/2 cup  butter
  • 2/3 cup  regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup  dark-color corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 19  ounce jar  pumpkin butter
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)

 

Directions1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare Pastry for Double-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten one portion of dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry even with edge of pie plate.

2.Roll the remaining dough until 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch shapes with small cookie or hors d’oeuvre cutters. Brush edge of pastry shell with water; arrange cutouts around edge of shell. Do not prick pastry. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

3.Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over low heat until melted. Cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add oats and walnuts. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted; cool.

4.In a large microwave-safe bowl microwave the remaining butter on 100 percent power (high) for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Stir in corn syrup; whisk in eggs, pumpkin butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in oat mixture. Pour filling into pastry shell.

5.Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent over-browning. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup  whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla

How-To: Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin (credit: Robin Wulf – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

What you need:

– large white pumpkin (real or faux)

– Tacky Glue

– 16-20 crayons

– Hair dryer

– Surface cover or trash bags

Prep: Remove all the labels from your crayons.  Break them in half.

Set up your work area with newspaper or trash bags. If possible to do outside. it’s recommended.

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How-To (Hair Dryer):

Crayon Melted Pumpkin

Crayon Melted Pumpkin (credit: Robin Wulf – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

1. Glue your crayons in place with the tacky glue or glue gun. Glue is needed to grab the curved surface. Use wherever needed to hold the crayon in place.

2. Place your crayons around the pumpkin. You can either choose to do this all at the same time, then wait to heat or heat as you go. This depends on if you want to see the look as you go, or you know the desired outcome of colors and combinations.

3. Apply heat on high using a hair dryer. The wax tends to splatter, the higher the temperature. If you’re getting too much splatter, lower the heat.  It takes a little under a minute for each of the crayons to melt and drip.

How-To (Candle) – Credit Robin Wulf:

1.  Unwrap wrappers of crayons
2.  Place newspaper under pumpkin
3.  Light a small to medium size candle (for these I used long skinny tapers from IKEA)
4. Tilt your lit candle to the side in one hand and end of crayon directly to the flame in the other over top of pumpkin. (for a more kid friendly version use a hair dryer method above instead of candle)
5.  Rotate crayon all around pumpkin as you watch it mix with the candle and crayon wax over top onto the sides of pumpkin, keep moving pumpkin around to drip crayon wax to all the area you want covered
6. Repeat with each color can keep reusing each color to add more color to pumpkin.

Have fun trying different color combinations, plastic spiders, goggly eyes, glitter and more!