It’s now 5 days until Halloween, and my kids are at their breaking point with me. I brought the Halloween boxes up two weeks ago but they are still sitting in the living room untouched. Until today that is! I found a ziploc bag full of candy wrappers and remembered that I had meant to make a candy wrapper banner last year. So, despite thoughts of cavities/promoting junk food running through my head, I made the banner. And whadyaknow? It’s pretty sweet.
It’s a multi-step process, but not hard. It took me about two hours from start to finish.
String (I used Divine Twine, but black string would be better)
Colored paper (mine is from Staples)
Scissors, pencil, double-sided tape
Candy wrappers (I also threw in a few muffin papers for extra green)
To make the letters, I folded the paper lengthwise into three sections. This way, I knew the letters would be the same height. I drew the letters freehand and cut them out. I used double-sticky tape to attach the letters to the black paper. Next, I laid out the letters and the wrappers. Then I started from the end, and wove my needle in and out of each piece. I made sure to pull the first wrapper (which will actually be the wrapper at the end, to the furthest right) far, far down the thread so I had enough room to add everything.
That’s it! I attached it to my fireplace mantle on the little hooks that I use to hang stockings.
I’m not much of a black + orange girl, so this colorful banner makes me happy. My kids will be so proud!
This banner would also look really cute (ok, cuter actually) if it said “trick-or-treat”.
Happy Candy Day!