DIY Halloween banner

Get your home Halloween ready with Hobbycraft's DIY spooky Halloween banner. Pom pom pumpkins and ghosts have never looked so cute.

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Make your own DIY Halloween banner with Hobbycraft’s tutorial. Your half-term doesn’t have to be a horror – Hobbycraft has got plenty in-store to keep the kids entertained!

If your kids love getting stuck in with some monster makes, or just like a bit of messy play, you’ll be glad of Hobbycraft when the next school holidays come around. From hair-raising inspiration for at-home craft sessions to a day out that won’t frighten your finances, there’s a world of spooky stuff to discover at Hobbycraft – both in-store and online.

Hobbycraft is a one-stop-shop for all your Halloween and half-term craft supplies, with some exclusive kids’ deals to help you out. So, whether you’re looking for something your little ghosts or ghouls can create or supplies for some frighteningly good fun, you’ll find it all at Hobbycraft.

During half-term, bring in your little devils for one of Hobbycraft’s in-store Kids’ Craft Clubs that run throughout the week. It’s the ideal place to let them roll up their sleeves and join in a free Slime Making workshop. Or if the weekend is better for you, for just £2 they can try the Saturday Kids’ Spider Squishee workshop (and £1 will go to Hobbycraft’s charity partner, Together for Short Lives). For more information and how to book your place, visit

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How to make a DIY Halloween banner

halloween banner materials

You will need:

Craft essentials (available at Hobbycraft)

Hobbycraft supplies

Want to get crafty at home? Then help your kids create this fantastic DIY Halloween banner. With pom pom spiders and pumpkins, and spooky tassel ghosts, it’s guaranteed to create a house of horrors – and it’s so easy to make, too!

Ghost crochet pattern

You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Pom Pom makers
  • Scissors

Total time:

Step 1

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To create the pumpkin, make a large pom pom with the orange yarn.

Step 2

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When that’s made, attach half a green pipe cleaner to it using the two lengths of yarn that come from the securing knot at the centre of the pom pom.

Step 3

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Wrap the pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a curly stalk. Do not trim the two lengths of yarn.

Step 4

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For the body of the spider, make a black pom pom using the large pom pom maker. When you secure the centre, leave two lengths of yarn loose to attach to the garland later. For the spider’s legs, cut four black pipe cleaners in half. Place the eight lengths together and twist in the middle to join them together. To attach the legs to the body, take the two lengths of loose yarn and tie on the joined pipe cleaner legs.

Step 5

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Bend the legs at right angles to resemble spider’s legs.

Step 6

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For the ghost, cut 60 lengths of white yarn to 20cm (8″). Tie them in the middle using more white yarn.

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Step 7

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Fold the lengths over each other and then tie them again about 3cm (1″) down. This will create the ghost’s head.

Step 8

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Trim the bottom so everything is neat and even.

Step 9

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Using the loose yarn at the top of each pom pom, attach each decoration to the same length of twine, ready to hang up.

Step 10

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Using the glue gun, stick wiggly eyes onto the ghost and spider, making sure all the pom poms are facing forward.


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Hey presto, you have a fantastic spooky DIY Halloween banner. Now all you have to do is find a place to hang it up!

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