This tutorial for making adorable treat bags finally convinced me to take some ink to fabric and make a Halloween bunting. I kind of love bunting. And this one was so easy. It's a scrappy bunting, so frayed edges are not only OK, but encouraged.
How I did it
I cut out 5" x 7" rectangles (and then decided to notch the bottom) of some different black and white scraps of fabric. The only Halloween fabric I decided to use is that adorable green monster print. I cut 18 pieces, but it was entirely arbitrary.
Then I printed out the templates from Alice and Lois' tutorial.
Now you have two options. Follow along their freezer paper and foam paint brush method or use contact paper and screen print. If you're interested in the screen print option, but have never done it before, might I recommend my screen printing kit in my etsy shop?
I used the templates to create stencils out of contact paper and put them on screens. Then I printed each image twice onto two different bunting pieces. I like having some printed on and some not. But use your own judgement!
Once they were all dry, I ran an iron over them in a half-hearted effort to heat set the ink. Since I know these won't ever be washed, I'm not so worried about it.
Take each piece, fold it down in the back about half an inch and sew one straight seam across to hold it in place. I then used a 6-inch tapestry needle (though a small paper clip or safety pin with string tied to the end works too) to thread some string through each piece.
Then hang in a jaunty fashion.