Authentique Nightfall Halloween Banner

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Banner for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a spooktacular Authentique Nightfall Halloween Banner made with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you.  I’ve combined ribbons from the September Ribbon Club with other Boo-tiful Halloween Ribbons from RRR.  Banners are loads of fun to make, add a festive feel to any holiday and can be used from year to year.  This makes the time investment well worthwhile.  There is no tutorial for this project, but I will share lots of tips and tricks that will help you make your own version.

Halloween Banner Basics

  • Begin by cutting the individual pennants for your banner.  Sometimes I use a die for this process, but this time I hand cut the pennants..
  • First, create a template from a piece of  4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ medium weight chipboard.
  • Find the mid-point on the bottom edge of the chipboard.  For these pennants, that was 2 1/4″.  Make a small pencil mark here.
  • Now measure up 1 1/2″ from the midpoint and  make another small mark.
  • Use your ruler and a pencil to draw a line from each corner to this mark.  Then trim out to form the pennant shape.
  • Now you can trace this template onto your designer paper.
  • Add 2 ATC banner tags on each end of the banner as accents.  These hang upside down.  Use the ATC die to cut covers for each of these pennants.
Stitching the Halloween Banner

Stitch the pennants to a long piece of ribbon.  I used 1 1/2″ Black Silky Crush Ribbon.

  • First, space the pennants and ATC tags out on your work surface.
  • Cut the ribbon so that you have about a 4″ overhang on each side of the pennants.
  • Secure the banners to the ribbon with binder clips, paper clips or clothespins.
  • The pennants lie on TOP of the ribbon.
  • Add a row of orange ric rac across the top of the pennants.
  • When everything is situated the way you like it, stitch all the way across the top of the banner, removing the binder clips as you stitch..
  • Then stitch all the way across the bottom edge of the ribbon.
  • Tie ribbon between the pennants.  Leave the ribbon long and just tie a square knot.
  • Top each knot with a burlap string bow and a button.
Ribbon and Flower Clusters

Tie  Halloween Gingham bows for the corners on each end of the ribbon.

Create a bow cluster with die cut skeleton leaves and flowers.

Creating Layers

Each pennant in the banner follows the same “recipe.”

  • The first layer is a dark pennant with a small, not too busy print.
  • Then cut a 4″ x 4″ square of patterned paper.
  • Top this layer with a die cut doily.
  • Next, mat a 3″ x 4″ image on black cardstock. Back with foam or waste chipboard to create more depth and dimension.
  • The center pennant is dressed up with clusters of die cut leaves, a die cut clock and a framed sticker image.  But you still have the basic layers mentioned above.

Do you like to decorate with banners?  I’d love to hear how you use them in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Authentique Nightfall Halloween Banner

  1. soozyb2013

    I’ve always loved your banners! I do love Halloween but this year is kinda different for everybody. We are going to just watch movies and eat candy, how about you?? Great project Kathy, I always love everything you do and the pictures are great!

  2. Martie Rollin

    NICE! I really like the flower clusters contrasting with the orange buttons…good variety.for the eyes. this is a beautiful way to welcome Fall. I’m done with summer. bring on the cooler temperatures! Bring on the colors! Bring on the Pacific NW rain! Thanks for directions on cutting our own banner pieces…haven’t been able to talk myself into buying banner dies…this works beautifully. Nice work!


    WOW!!! This banner is awesome Kathy!!! This is my kind of Halloween decorating – rich colors and nothing scary!! Love it!!!!

  4. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of the most awesome Halloween banners ever! This Authentique collection is fantastic and it goes so well with your RRR bows and beautiful floral clusters. The center pennant is so pretty with the die cut leaves. They add such great texture. You are the “banner queen”! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  5. Susan Steele

    This is adorable Kathy! You are the Queen of Banners, my friend! Luv these Authentique papers and all your embellishments and layers! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Helen Budz

    Always enjoy your banners, Kathy. Combining the Authentique Papers and the RRR selection work well together…I especially like the ribbon strips between the banner pieces and how the ATC tags begin and end the overall design. Your banners have me thinking about a “banner a month” gift for some of my family members who love to decorate for every holiday. tfs-stay well.

  7. Sue D

    I don’t celebrate Halloween but I like your banner design. I have made banners with the grandchildren for New Years and Easter.

  8. Sherry Somers

    Banners and Advent Banners. I make them for Halloween, Christmas Birthdays, Fall you name it! I got my inspiration from you!!

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