Happy Halloween! It's Karin here today for the LAST Sizzix Challenge Halloween project for you! The Challenge ends today, October 31st at 11:59 pm. If you haven't entered your Sizzix Halloween project yet, make sure to! You'll be entered for a chance to win BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix dies. Find out how to enter here.
Okay, so! Here's how to make a festive Halloween banner to hang on your door to greet trick-or-treaters.
My kids love Knock Knock jokes, and their favorite is: Knock Knock. . . Who's there? . . Boo. . . Boo who? . . . Don't cry it's just me! It doesn't matter how many times they hear it, they still get the giggles. To make this wall hanging you will need 1/2 yard burlap, 1/2 yard fabric for background, one 36" wooden dowel, 4-5' of ribbon, Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under, two black buttons and a variety of fabric scraps. The Bigz Pro Owl die works with the Big Shot Pro. The Fresh Blossoms Bigz letters by Stephanie Ackerman, Spider Originals and Pumpkin Parts Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz dies can be used with a Fabi or Big Shot as well as the Big Shot Pro machine.
Fuse all the fabric scraps to the Wonder-Under according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow to cool and place them face down on the owl die.
Make the Sizzix sandwich: Sliding Tray, Adapter Pad, Cutting Pad, die (blade-side up), fabric and Cutting Pad. Roll through and die cut the shapes. Repeat with the pumpkin, spider and letters. I drew the moon and question mark in reverse on the Wonder-Under and cut them out by hand.
Cut the background fabric to 17 ½ x 20". Arrange the pieces, remove the paper backing and fuse according to manufacturer's instructions.
Appliqué all the pieces on and sew the two buttons on for eyes. I appliquéd everything with off-white thread except the spider. I used black thread to sew on the buttons and to 'suspend' the spider from the 'O'.
Flip the fabric over, fold the edges in 1/2" and press. Set aside.
Cut a piece of burlap 18 x 23". Fold one end over, leaving enough room for the dowel to slide through and sew. Repeat for the opposite side.
Center the fabric on top of the burlap and with the black thread still in your machine, sew around the edge of the fabric 1/8" from the edge. Cut the 36" dowel in half. Insert the bottom half, and use the top half to push the ribbon through. Center the ribbon, tie a bow at the top and it's all done!
Hope you have a Happy Halloween with all treats and no tricks!