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  • Writer's pictureHeather Green

How To Make a Vintage Halloween Garland

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

October has to be one of my favorite months next to December. The air starts getting cool and you get to break out all those great fall and winter clothes that you had packed away (or in my case laying on the basement floor waiting to be washed. -_- don’t judge me, bro.)


As a kid, I was taught that Halloween was an evil holiday and my family didn’t celebrate it. It kind of made me sad because my birthday lands during the month of October and for a while, I hated that it was during such an “evil and scary” month. Having moved out and developed a brain of my own, I’ve found that holidays are really what you make of them. While I’m sure there are some less than savory activities performed during this month, I can choose how I wish to celebrate it. So I’ve really started to enjoy the holiday for what it really is….a time to get a sugar high and dress up….that’s it. I’m also a sucker for decorating for the holidays, except I don’t have a lot of cash so I’ll try to make whatever item I want and if I fail miserably then I’ll go out and buy it. I saw several versions of “vintage” Halloween garlands except they were quite pricey…And never one to pass up a challenge I decided I would try to make my own. Obviously, it was a win, otherwise, I wouldn’t be sharing how to make such a cool garland with you guys. So here’s how to make your very own for Halloween!

You Will Need:


1.) Some fun Halloween paper. I got “The Spooky Time Stack” and the “Halloween and Fall Stack“. The Spooky Time Stack is made of heavy card stock and the Halloween and Fall Stack is made out of a more regular paper.

2.) Black Yarn

3.) Glue (any kind is good as long as it’s made for paper.)

4.) A couple of sheets of white paper

5.) A pen

6.) Scissors

7.) A ruler

How To Make Vintage Halloween Garland:


2.) Take the stencil letters and put them on another white sheet of paper. These will tell you how large to make your triangles and other shapes. You want to make sure that the letters fit on the “flags” you make. I’ve cut out triangle pieces for the “Happy” part, and these weird squares with the corners cut out for the “Halloween” part. You might also want to make another mini triangle to fit onto the large one so that you can add more contrasting colors.




Extra Credit! Because that was just too easy for you!

After doing all the stuff above, if you still find yourself needing a little extra something here’s how to make fringe to go in between each letter. In order to do this all you will need is yarn, a hand (preferably your own), and scissors.


After that, you’re done. This can be hung in doorways or if you have a fireplace this is a perfect place to put it. 🙂 – Heather Autumn



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