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Friday, 23 October 2020 10:36

finalOne LAST Halloween Decoration before I move on to "other things"...and when I say "other things"...I really mean a TON of Crazy!  LOL!

Gracious BE!...I LOVE this Super Cute Little BOO Banner I made for one of my Fireplace Mantels in my home...I had planned this project to actually hang it on the WHITE Painted Fireplace Mantel in the Front Room of my Home...but I really liked it better on the Family Room one that is a Maple Finished Mantel.  It really has the FALL look going on with all the colors...

So...here's the skinny...

I found this adorable Ghost Alphabet Applique at Embroidery Boutique...if you haven't seen her cute STUFF...be sure to check it out here...you won't be disappointed!

www.embroidery-boutique.com

I used the smallest file size (5x7) of the B-O-O Ghost Alphabet Applique for this project...but depending on how large your Mantel is or the area in which you plan to hang this banner on...you may just want to use the larger one...which is 9x9.  

Either way...it is FABULOUS!

I stitched my B-O-O Alphabet Letters individually onto a piece of Black Stiffy Felt...you can find it in the FELT Square section of your local Hobby Lobby...Gracious BE!...I LOVE this STUFF!  It comes in a larger piece (about 12x18) and in several colors too!  CHECK it out!

The stiffy felt served as my permanent stabilizer for this project...however...because I stitched a WHITE Ghost directly onto the Black Felt I needed to shadow cover the White fabric first before setting it into the applique.

Know what I mean Jelly Bean?

Perhaps that should be a cute little Tutorial idea for later...but for now...let's move on...

After I stitched out the 3 Ghost Letters...B-O-O...I trimmed the Black Felt close to (about 1/8"-1/4") the outside satin stitched edge of the design itself...this gave the letters a "backdrop" of sorts...

Then I attached the Ghost Letters with a needle and thread and a simple "whip stitch" onto a piece of FALL cording and then added the little cute Pumpkin Bells in the same manner...in between the letters.

I added the Wool Felt Halloween Balls Banner to it when I hung it on the mantel...it's actually NOT attached to the BOO Banner Cording...and just runs in front of the Ghost Banner...this way I can change it up if I choose to later on...next year!  This Wool Felt Halloween Balls Banner came from my local Michaels Store last year...but they still have them this year too!

Think of the possibilites here...you can use other "Halloweenie Words" instead of BOO too...depending where you plan to hang it.  Here's a couple ideas for ya...

-Hocus Pocus

-Halloween

-Trick or Treat

-Family Name

-Ghosts and Gobblins

So...get out that Embroidery Machine...TURN it ON...stop in at Embroidery Boutiques Website mentioned above...and let's get stitching!

Happy Halloween!

Kathleen

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