'BOO' Boa Halloween Garland

This happens to be one of my favorite crafts! I love Fall crafts, decor and activities so I thought I would share with you today one of my favorite decor items for Fall.......actually this one is for Halloween!


'BOO' Boa Halloween Garland


 



 
Here is what you'll need to make your own Halloween garland:
a black boa (mine came with the silver already in it)
black tulle
 purple sparkly fabric (found at Joanne's)
3 different types of Halloween ribbon
cardstock in 3 different colors (black, purple, and orange - I found sparkled paper)
patterned Halloween paper
gluestick
hole punch
scissors
printable tags (you can find them here: http://party.catchmyparty.com/files/catchmyparty_halloween.pdf )





Start first by cutting your fabric and ribbon. I cut the purple fabric into 12" pieces, the tulle into 15" pieces and the ribbon into 14-15" pieces (3 of each ribbon)





Next we'll cut the paper. Cut out the printable tags and punch a hole at the top of each. Cut out the pennant flags for the lettering. Here is an easy way to get an even pennant. Using a ruler, start by drawing a line the length you would like your pennant and then a perpendicular line the width you'd like your pennant......then simply connect your lines......like this:





I topped each pennant with some patterned paper that matched my cardstock. I used gluesticks for adhesive.....easy peasy! :) I also used my Silhouette to cut out some tag shapes in the sparkled cardstock as well as the black letters. If you don't have a Silhouette you can find pre-cut letters at any craft store. Glue your letters on to the pennants.




Now we're going to start tying! I used the tag that came with the boa as a center point and starting tying the black tulle in equal increments. Next came the purple fabric strips.





Using the tag as the center point I tied my first 'O' on through holes punched in each corner. Tie the second 'O' and 'B' on equally spaced from the center. Punch a second set of holes in your patterned paper, thread your black tulle through them and tie into a knot.






 



Then you'll start tying on your glittered tags with the Halloween ribbon you've cut along with the printable tags.





When everything is tied on and your happy with the spacing it's time to hang! I had the wreath hangers that I'd made earlier to hang my garland with.










 Have fun displaying your new Halloween decor and have a wonderfully crafty Fall season! :)


Take a peek at my aqua Fall Tablescape!




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28 comments:

  1. What a fun way to construct a banner- very mixed media! I love the idea of using those cute printable tags. Great job, my dear!

    -Amberly!

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  2. Love the use of the Boa! This turned out so cute!

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  3. Brooke!!!!! The garland is soooo funky and fun!! LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you Christine!! Seriously love your party :))

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  4. You had me at the feather boa! Then the purple... and oh my the glittery papers and tulle too! I love it! I'm your newest follower too! I'd love for you to stop by and link up with us at my blog, Tip Toe Thru Tuesday... my readers would love this! Oh, and if you'd also like to follow back, well that would make my day!
    xoxo
    Kim
    http://tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com/2012/09/tip-toe-thru-tuesday-and-features_18.html

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    1. LOL :) Thank you....your comment made me smile :) Clicking over to your blog right now!

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  5. This is soooo cute! Thanks for stopping by my place today and leaving a sweet comment! My rug came from Urban Outfitters. :)

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    1. Oh, I should have known! :) Thanks so much.....LOVE your blog and that craft room:))

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  6. That is adorable! What a great idea to use the feather boa! Hmmm.... I might be a copy cat! Pinning this one!

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    1. Thank you so much for pinning Jeanette!!

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  7. Super cute!! I might have to get a boa!

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  8. ooo fancy nancy...this looks so cute...great idea to use a boa as part of the decor...thank you so much for sharing at our happy hour linky party...xo

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  9. Ooooh-la-la! She's a beauty. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  10. Caught my eye immediately! Love it!!! So cute....I may try it for my daughter's b-day party :)

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  11. So cute Brooke! I am starting my halloween bunting this week, love this time of year!!

    Hugs, Tanya

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  12. Love it!! Brooke, you made the tutorial very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
    Karen

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  13. I LOVE it! I think this is my favorite Halloween banner I've found. Making this! Thanks!

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  14. Your garland really turned out cute! I had an orange and black one years ago... now I wonder what happened to it:@)

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  15. Your garland is really cute, love the colors your choose and the boa is super cool! Good tutorial, so i can make one too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  16. I love this - so sparkly and fun!

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  17. Love this! Love it all!! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  18. I just love this! And your blog! I featured this on my Weekend Wonders round up. =)

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  19. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

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  20. Fantastic job! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

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  21. I always find Halloween crafts to be super fun

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