TYPE IT OUT!
A hanging sign made out of mason jar bands and book pages repeats the party’s theme in a unique way since the letters look like oversize typewriter keys! Here, the banner adorns the front of a candy buffet, but it would look equally fun on a mantel, bookshelf, china cabinet or even a porch railing!
STEP 1 Collect the appropriate number of mason jar bands to spell our your word or phrase. For “Happy Halloween,” you’ll need 14 bands. You’ll also need twine or jute, a drill, tape, and printed letters. You can download the Halloween banner PDF here: https://celebratingeverydaylife. com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ Masonjarhalloweenbannerpdf.pdf.
STEP 2 Drill a small hole on each side of the bands. If you imagine the band as a clock face, you’ll drill your holes at the 10 and 2 positions. The holes should be large enough to accommodate your string or twine.
STEP 3 On plain 8½" x 11" paper, print out your letters. Cut out circles around the letters and place them inside the drilled bands. Secure each with a small piece of tape inside.
STEP 4 Arrange your bands in the right order, and then string twine through the holes. A tapestry needle has a wide enough eye to accommodate the twine and makes it easier to thread through the holes.
NOTE: If you’re making the BOO! banner, drill holes in the top and bottom of the bands and string your letters vertically.