Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial with Eileen Hull Gift Card  & Tag #2 Die

Hello, Friends!  Today, I’m sharing a Frightfully Fabulous Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial.  We’ll be working with Eileen Hull’s new Gift Card Folder & Tag #2 Die as well as the House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.

Is there anything more festive than a holiday banner?  I don’t think so!  The Twilight Collection from Authentique is done all in shades of classic orange, black and cream.  The vintage images are a great mix of sweet and slightly spooky.  I just had to use it to make a little Halloween Home Decor.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Large Pennants

The banner measures a little over 4 feet in length.  Here are the steps I followed to make this Boo-tiful banner.

  • First, die cut 3 large pennants with the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.  Use the large outer frame and cut the shapes from black cardstock.
  • Next, cut 3 pennants from designer paper.  To do this, place the insert die inside the frame.  Die cut from the 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit so that the patterns match the scale of the project.
  • Now, place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool.  Line the stitching holes up so that they are half way on the cutting edge.  Then cut around the perimeter.  This leaves you with a really cool shaped edge on each pennant.
  • Adhere each patterned pennant on orange cardstock.  Then trim out using your paper cutter.
  • Finally, stitch the 3 layers together on the sewing machine.  Or, if you don’t stitch, simply glue them together.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Small Pennants

The banner has 4 small pennants.  These are made with Graphic 45 ATC Tags, turned upside down so that the grommet is on the bottom.  Cut the paper liner using the ATC die. For these pennants, work with the 8″ x 8″ Twilight Pad so that the scale of the pattern matches the size of the pennant. Then adhere the liner to the tag.  Easy peasy!

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutoria: Putting it all together

I like to machine stitch my banners to ribbon.  First, stitch along the top edge.  Use bulldog clips or pins to hold everything in place.  If you are adding ric-rack, as I did, go ahead and stitch this on at the same time.  But if you don’t stitch, you can simply attach each pennant with a clothespin or a bulldog clip.  That is perfectly fine.

TIP: Once you have stitched along the top edge, turn the banner and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon.  This only takes a second, but it ensures that the banner will lie flat when displayed.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Rosettes

You can die cut rosettes, or make your own.  There are loads of tutorials on YouTube showing you how to make your own rosettes without using a die.   String some spooky metal embellishments through the grommet hole of each tag.  If you use jewelry wire, this is easily done.

TIP:  If you die cut your rosettes, be sure to run a strip of washi tape over the back side before you fold.  This keeps the perforated lines from separating.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Treat Box

Each of the large pennants is decorated with a little treat box/book insert.

The box is a dimensional envelope, cut with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix die.  Then I  used the gift card holder die to make a little book to tuck inside each envelope.

The book opens to reveal a little treat pocket and a mini sentiment card.

Paint wood clothespins black, then cover the front with a bit of ribbon, a burlap string bow and small posy.  Use the clothespins to hold the treat boxes in place on the banner.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve prepared an easy to follow video tutorial showing you how to make the treat box and the book insert.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.  To see other ideas for using the Eileen Hull dies, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





11 thoughts on “Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial

  1. Barbara G Faulkner-Davis

    Kathy- This banner design absolutely inspired me, and I just finished making one of my own- still waiting to get the small clothespins, so I am using small clips to hold the pockets, etc. I also attached my tags to the ribbons differently, making slots in the larger tags, then slipping the ribbons through; I used some of the clock pins for the smaller tags, adding spooky pictures in them…I had ordered these for using in the Alice in Wonderland etcetera tag I made, using your directions, and when my order came, I discovered it was for 10 of them, so it was a good way to use a few more! I also made an extra tag, pocket and booklet for my sister, as a gift to her for Halloween. I just love your ideas, and will be making more of them- you are a gift to creative folks! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    there’s so much to love about this amazing piece of home decor! How fun are those pockets stuffed with treats! And I just adore every single detail you’ve added! Your tip on adding washi tape to the rosette is a great idea! I’m sure your video is filled with amazing tips, too! Again, saving that for a quieter time. You’re so creative, Kathy! Hugs!

  3. Helen

    Wow, Kathy! This project goes way beyond banner…those little pocket pieces take this to another dimension. There are so many creative aspects from the paper to the ribbons, charms, buttons, flowers… The tutorial is so very helpful, especially to see how you’ve used the Eileen Hull dies. My y Santa’s crafting wish list grows every time I see one of your projects! As always, tfs.

  4. Suzy Q

    Soooo adorable, Kathy! Luv this banner too! All your banners are amazing! This one has lots of surprises going on! Luv those Authentique papers too! Thanks so much for sharing all your tips and tricks in the video! Just luv those tiny little boxes with the booklets! And…Always luv all your embellishments! Your the best! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Betsy

    Everything you create has a surprise at every corner. This is the BEST!!! Just like all your creations. Banners are so festive. Thanks Kathy. It’s just boo-tiful!

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Yay, a Halloween banner! And what a beauty, Kathy! This is one of the prettiest ones yet. What a great paper collection too. Thank you for the tip of stitching the banners to the ribbon. I struggled with that on my banner I made for Easter. OMG, your embellishments are fantastic and I especially like the little tokens hanging from the bottom of the pennants. What a beautiful Halloween decoration this is going to make! Thank you for sharing and doing the video
    ! Hugs!

  7. Sherry

    So cute Kathy! Halloween Authentique is always so great. Love the little envelopes such a fun idea. You are the banner queen

  8. annettegreen264

    Super cute banner, Kathy! Love the hidden treasures throughout. Now to dig out my banner from last Halloween using “Halloween in Wonderland.”

  9. Sherry Somers

    Beautiful paper! I love how you snuck a card with chocolate in there. Are you hanging it in your craft room or did you make it for someone? You could wait a few days and then act surprised…OH Chocolate! lol

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