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Would you believe me if I told you that this is my first year celebrating Halloween? See, I grew up in a household that did not view Halloween…favourably. On my dad’s side, any mention of Halloween was met with a long rant about how we’re “not American” (no one tell him Halloween isn’t an American-only holiday!). On my mum’s side, Halloween was associated with the devil and thus conflicted with her religious beliefs (fair enough). Combined, this meant no spooky costumes, no trick-or-treating, no scary movie marathons, and no Halloween decorations.
As a kid obsessed with all things magical, the anti-Halloween sentiment disappointed me. Child-me swore that the moment I moved out of home, I’d jump right on the Halloween bandwagon. What child-me didn’t realise was that adult-me would be terrible at remembering that Halloween was a thing.
So terrible, in fact, that it’s taken me eight years since moving out of home to remember the holiday exists before the 31st of October.
But this year I actually remembered Halloween was a thing in late September. A whole month early! So for the past two weeks I’ve been going a little Halloween-mad with my decorations. I raided the local craft store for Halloween supplies (why didn’t anyone tell me fake spider web was so fun to play with?). I’ve crafted some easy no-sew pumpkins. I’ve designed some creepy vintage free printable Halloween wall art. Child-me is almost uncontrollably excited.
In honour of my first ever Halloween, today I’d like to share with you a free printable Halloween bunting. The bunting features a simple serif font and is accented by hand-drawn pumpkins and leaves for a real autumn feel.
I hope you enjoy this free printable Halloween bunting find a fun use for it in your lovely home!
*Spooky ghost noises*
Free Printable Halloween Bunting
Using your bunting
- This bunting works best with small holes. Around 1/8 inch is a good size. I used a small handheld hole punch to create the holes. Handheld hole punches make it easier to get the hole exactly where you want it.
- I strung my bunting up with some jute twine for a nice rustic look.
- This bunting works best printed on some heavy paper/light cardboard (around 200gsm is a good bet). The extra strength of the cardboard helps reduce creases and keep the bunting from flapping around too much (useful if you’re in a part of the world warm enough to still warrant open windows!)
- I recommend you glue the autumn watercolour leaves to the back of your letters before you punch holes. Regular glue will work just fine.