Happy Haunting Halloween Banner

Happy Haunting Halloween Banner with Pretty Petaloo Flowers

Hello, Friends!  I got the urge to create a little Halloween banner the other day, and as I was rummaging through my stash of autumn goodies, I found an oldie but a goodie from Graphic 45: Happy Haunting!  I’ve always loved the sweet vintage images and traditional color palette of this collection.  It’s truly too cute to spook!  Before you could say BOO, I was at work, cutting, sewing, spritzing, and gluing this little Happy Haunting Halloween Banner.

happy-haunting-halloween-banner-happy-hauntings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Now while I love making banners, photographing them is another matter entirely!  But I finally figured out that the little corner cabinet our son made me for Mother’s Day is also a great photo booth!

Creating Custom Petaloo flowers with Tattered Angels Mist

happy-haunting-halloween-banner-happy-hauntings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3-jpgI wanted to totally load up this banner with pretty ribbons and fabulous orange flowers, but I only had two peach posies in my stash.  What to do?   I quickly realized I could custom color them with Peach Delight and Jack-o-Lantern Glimmer Mist.  Problem solved!

happy-haunting-halloween-banner-happy-hauntings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9Even though these were not DIY flowers, I found that they took the mists very well, and kept their shapes, too.  I spritzed the large peach Botanica bloom with Jack-o-Lantern and then spattered it with the darker Peach Delight. I also spattered the cream cherry blossom on the left.  The Mini Canvas Sunflower originally had ivory petals, but not any more!  And I love the way the Fall Mix Burlap leaves anchor the flower clusters.

happy-haunting-halloween-banner-happy-hauntings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-12This wild sunflower was originally yellow.  Look how well it took the color!


I made a small banner to go between each of the large pennants.

happy-haunting-halloween-banner-happy-hauntings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6Even the Green Darjeeling Dahlias received a light misting of orange.  I added them along with the cherry blossoms to provide some color contrast.




The ribbons I used were all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I’ll provide links below.

So, have you started decorating for Halloween/Fall yet?  I’d love to hear what you have planned in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “Happy Haunting Halloween Banner

  1. Gina

    Hallo Kathy,
    What a beautiful banner That you have created
    You do iT evewry time again and again, to showe us THE most beautifull creations
    Thx for sharing iT. Mvg Gina Belgium

  2. LuvtoKraft

    What a fun, fun banner! I love this collection and you’ve made the best of it, my friend! The ribbons, the flowers, the sweet little faces and all your special touches make this extra special. Thanks, Kathy!

  3. Jenny Lawrence

    Hi Kathy,
    what a very gorgeous banner, and such a wonderful design.
    The colours are so rich and beautiful.
    Love your wonderful flowers and their gorgeous colours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. soozyb2013

    You know how I feel about your banners, and this one is no exception! Great detail, as always. Love the vintage images.

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