So, I remembered a table runner that I purchased years ago from Pottery Barn Kids. Quite frankly I don't use it because I don't have a rectangular table anymore. Also, it was a bit young looking for my now middle and high school aged children.
I stuck to a black and white theme so the banner would fit nicely into my current classroom decor. But, I did want to incorporate some colors of the season. The table runner fit the bill. I even have some pictures from the runner to save for another project.
First, I cut out of the pictures that were shaped like circles. They happened to be the black and white backgrounds.
I placed the circle cut-outs on top of a burlap roll that I had purchased from Michael's. The burlap has a plastic backing to keep it stiff. Then, I cut out the burlap so it provided a background/layered effect for the Halloween pictures.
After all four pictures were cut along with the burlap background, I strung some burlap twine through each circle. I used a large, yarn needle.
Now, it's hung on my classroom door! I just used 2 Command hooks to create a draping effect around the wreath. It adds some visual appeal, as well as, some holiday happiness.
I can't wait to make more banners for home and school. The banner to label my "Literacy Lounge" area of the classroom is a pre-made banner from Party City. I love it, but I think the DIY styles are more charming. The holidays are the perfect time to get started with creative ideas.
Pinterest is a great site for gathering banner ideas. Just type "banners" into the search box and a multitude of different banner styles pop up.