{DIY-Trick or Treat Banner & Mantel Decor}

I am thrilled to kick off our Halloween “Trick or TWEET!” We have some fun treats in store for you over the next couple of weeks.  So check back often to see what crafty goodness we are up to over here at the Crafting Chicks!  We would love to see some of your Halloween & Fall projects as well.  You can either leave a comment on our blog posts or Facebook page and we’ll check them out.  We really want to start featuring some of our readers’ amazing ideas!

Today I want to share my Halloween Trick or Treat banner with you.  It was simple, quick and fun to make & I love how it turned out.  This is my favorite season & a busy one-that’s for sure!  All 4 of my kiddos birthdays fall in October!  We will be having quite the month!

So…on to the banner!

Supplies you will need for the Trick or Treat Banner:

-Black and Orange paper (I LOVE using paper with damask, polka-dot, and striped patterns)

-Ribbon (black, white and orange)  I love the little .99 cent spools you find at any craft store

-Some sort of adhesive (I love the dot runners)

-Black cardstock to mount your letters on

-Letters (you can download mine or make your own using Photoshop, or just picking up some letters at a craft store)

-Scissors & scallop scissors

-black ink pad

-Twine or rustic string to hang your letters on

Step one:  cut out your letters that say “Trick Or Treat

Step 2:  Cut a triangle pattern out of cardstock.  Cut triangles out of your paper using the pattern.

Step 3:  Mount your letters on black cardstock and cut around the circles using scallop scissors.

Step 4:  Mount your letter circles on to the triangles.

Step 5:  Lay out your triangles as you go.  This way you can create a pattern with your paper that looks great.

Step 6: Ink around the edges of your triangles.  This gives it a great rustic look-perfect for Halloween.

Step 7:  String your letters in order on your twine or rustic looking string.  I added a black and white, polka-dot triangle at the beginning and end of my wording.

Step 8: & my last and favorite step…add your ribbon inbetween the triangles.  Everything is better with ribbon:)

And now you have a very cute Halloween banner!

Now for another fun Halloween tip for your mantle.  Print photos of your kiddos or family from previous Halloweens, frame them and display them!  My kids were so excited to see photos from the past years! 

If you would like to use my “trick or treat” letter circles, just click on the following link.  You can download the .jpeg file, print it & you are ready to go.


Thanks for stopping by our Halloween Trick or “TWEET!”


  1. says

    Adorable! thanks for sharing this, and the letter circles. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but I seriously have NO decorations for it. Can’t wait to see what else comes out!

  2. Andrea says

    Only YOU my dear friend!! Really how do you do it all? You amaze me girl. That turned out so cute. October really must be a happening time at your house. I can’t wait to see what everyone is going to be dressed up for this year. And I really like the idea of framing past Halloween photos on the mantle….very clever.

  3. Hannah says

    Do you happen to remember the name of the font you used? I am having a fall themed party for my little boy’s first birthday and would love to use it to make him a birthday banner. Thanks!

  4. says

    This is such a cute craft! I am bringing it to a Halloween craft night so all my friends can make one, only I’m having the banner say, “Boo!” instead. I’m with April…what are the dimensions of the triangle?

    Hannah–I found a font called ‘circus’ that looks just like the font she used. I just googled ‘free circus font’ and it came up right away. It’s way cute, huh?

  5. chrisbresh says

    Just tried to download your file with the letters for your trick or treat banner and got this message – The file link that you requested is not valid.
    Help. Would love to make the banner this year. Thank you for all of your cute ideas!

  6. Melanie says

    Hey Jamie! I understand that I’m finding your blog three years late, but i would still LOVE to have the file of your letter for your banner!!! I went out today and bought all the stuff i would need to make it and then just sat at my computer and was unable to download the file…it said it is no longer available!! If you have a moment to send me the copy i would soooo appreciate it!! THANK YOU!! Melanie

  7. Jennifer says

    The post from September 20th, 2010 had a link to print out Trick or treat letters? It does not work any longer. Any chance you saved it and can send it to me?


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