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:


  1. jen shears

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

  2. Jeanie Dickinson

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

  3. Meg

    Thanks, Carina – these are awesome!

  4. Pam

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

  5. marilyn

    thanks for sharing…awesome banner!

  6. carina Post author

    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

    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

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

  9. Kate

    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

    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. Trendy Tree-Jeannie Pence

    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

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

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  15. Alicia @ La Famille

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

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  17. Christina

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

  18. katalina jewelry

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

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  40. Kate T

    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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