Bunting is a type of decoration made with fabric or materials made to look like fabric. One of the most popular bunting decorations is a string of triangular flags made out of felt. The flags can be colored, patterned, or showcase unique letters, numbers, and graphics. This Halloween, think about how you can use bunting to make your home more fun and festive.
1. Spooky Character Flags
One bunting idea for Halloween is a string of triangular flags that feature spooky characters. For example, a green flag can be decorated to look like Frankenstein, and a white one can become a ghost. Other options to consider are a witch, cat, vampire, bat, jack-o-lantern, and monster. You might also focus on using traditional Halloween colors like orange, purple, lime green, and black.
2. Black and Orange Pleated Fans
When you think about Halloween, you likely picture black and orange. Buntings can take the form of pleated fabric fanned out to look like a folded paper fan. This creates volume and dimension while giving you the opportunity to add color to your space. Explore fabrics that are striped or that feature Halloween-themed prints like pumpkins.
3. Letter Garland
Another bunting design to consider is a letter garland. Halloween inspires lots of fun phrases like “trick or treat,” “boo!” or the more traditional “happy Halloween.” Fabric and fabric-like materials can be cut and shaped into letters to spell out festive phrases. And when they are placed on a string, you can hang the bunting on the wall, over your doorway, or along another surface that will capture others’ attention.
4. Halloween Streamers
Halloween streamers are also a simple yet creative bunting decoration option that allows you to feature your favorite Halloween characters and symbols. For example, you can craft streamers decorated with ghosts, pumpkins, witch hats, and bats. Keep them plain by just using colored fabrics and boldly cut shapes, or opt for added detail with eyes and patterns.
5. Spiderweb Fans
Similar to the pleated fan decorations, the fabric can be shaped in a half-circle design to mimic a spider web. The edges can also be curved like the edges of the spider web with an overall striped design. If a spider isn’t already depicted on the fabric, consider adding one for a festive touch.
6. Floating Ghosts
A final option to consider for a Halloween bunting decoration is a string of ghosts. Use something like clear fishing line to secure the ghosts so they look like they’re floating. The options are near-endless for you to do cute, rounded, emoji-like ghosts, or traditional low, flowy, spooky ghosts.
Bunting decor offers many different decorative opportunities. It allows you to showcase your festive spirit and your love for Halloween. You can purchase your decorations or exercise your creative spirit and make them on your own. Whether it’s for a party or just to celebrate the season in your home, think about how you can take your spooky or festive Halloween decorations to a new level this year.