How To Make a Halloween Banner-Free Download

carinagardner_halloweenbanner1There have been spooky things happening at my house recently: Crows cawing, moss creeping, and mice scurrying along the old piano. It’s just enough to make you want to shout, “Happy Halloween!”

The spookiness has been so much fun that I made this banner using the Haunted™ Line. The instructions and pattern are below for you to download.

Another sweet creepy but easy Halloween project is just to tie pieces of Haunted™ paper with twine to dried branches. It’s cheap, easy, and chic all at once. Who knew Halloween could be chic?

Be sure and download the Halloween Banner tutorial below (all you will need is one pack of Haunted™, hot glue, black tissue paper, black ribbon, and black construction paper…it’s a whole lot of black:). I also have Illustrator files for those of you with a cutting machine. See below to download.

So what will I be working on next? My daughters have decided to be Sailor Moon (yes both of them) and I will be recreating a pair of red, white and blue outfits (hmmm, sounds patriotic). Let’s hope (for my sake) they don’t change their minds.


Illustrator File Downloads:

Halloween Flag Illustrator File

Halloween Pattern 1 Illustrator File

Halloween Pattern 2 Illustrator File

Download the Instructions:


You can also paste this link into your Internet Browser:

50 Responses to “How To Make a Halloween Banner-Free Download”

  1. jen shears says:

    This is awesome, Carina! I’ve been on a banner kick too! Hopefully I’ll get a halloween one done! :D

  2. awesome thanks for sharing…so can i ask is the piano actually for playing or just decorating cause it is pretty cool….

  3. Meg says:

    Thanks, Carina – these are awesome!

  4. Pam says:

    Fun design. Thanks for sharing. I can download pdf file but NOT illustrator files. Something I’m doing wrong????

  5. marilyn says:

    thanks for sharing…awesome banner!

  6. carina says:

    Hmm, that’s odd that you are having trouble downloading it. I just checked them and they are working fine. Maybe try again?

  7. Donna says:

    I downloaded the files. Thanks. So cute but I was wondering about the Illustrator files. I do not have Adobe Illustrator so I don’t know if I can open those files or not. Will they open okay in PSE or are they just for Illustrator? Thanks.

  8. Mary Ann says:

    I have tried on AOL and internet Explorer to download this great banner. It just won’t do it. help

  9. Kate says:

    I just made this banner. I made a few changes. I loved how it turned out. Thanks for the fantastic project! Your instructions were so clear and I loved the pictures of what it’s supposed to look like.

  10. Cheryl says:

    Hi Carina, just love the Halloween downloads, thank you so much, I have featured them on my blog post this evening. I have only just got around to blogging last few weeks, anyway, great site and love the download. Thanks Cheryl

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  12. Great looking banner and terrific instructions…..going to try this for my back porch decorations this year…..and I’m reposting your link to my Trendy Tree blog.

  13. Vicki says:

    lucky me!! I found this.. thank you so much, it is perfect, i can’t wait to make it. ♥

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  15. Found this on pinterest and just realized it’s a free download! Yeah! I’ll be making this for sure this year!

  16. Christina says:

    Awesome! So much visual loveliness. Free download, too! Thank you!

  17. Hey Carina!

    WOW this is gorgeous. I found you on Pinterest. So so stunning!

    I’d LOVE to feature your piano on my Halloween link up party post if you’re cool with that… the party runs Fri 7pm pacific thru Sun 11pm. You’d get a few new visits… :)

    sample of a party:


  18. katalina jewelry says:

    I love this display! The little mice are so cute!

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    Where is the pdf file located? I don’t Illustrator so can’t open that file. But I can’t find the pdf file either! Please help! I want to create this for Halloween!!

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