I'm the type of person who doesn't like to decorate much for Halloween. I have a few Halloween decorations, but I prefer to focus on Fall. My only reasoning for this is because I am very, very lazy, and would prefer to put stuff out for two months rather than just one.
If this banner would have said "Happy Halloween" or "Boo", I would have missed out on an extra 30 days of letting it hang out in my living room. I'm sure you get my point. I have wanted to make a banner or bunting for years, and I don't know why it took me so long to make one. I think because I wasn't sure how I wanted to make it, and I needed time to put it together in my mind.
For this project I utilized all of my favorite things -- lots of color, wool felt, embroidery and a fun print. Once my design was figured out, it really didn't take much time to put together. Cutting was definitely the most challenging part.
Here is a close-up of one of the letters. You can see how I used a simple embroidery stitch to adhere it to the fabric (which is just muslin). I did use the double-sided fusible interfacing to adhere the letters first, before I stitched, but I like that the stitching adds more color and more stability.
Isn't this print adorable? Julia and I bought it on our trip to Fabric Depot together last month and are kicking ourselves that we didn't buy the whole bolt because it was on sale for $2/yard. I'm already planning the banner I will make for the Christmas season. In the comments, let me know if you'd like a tutorial.