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Paper Day of the Dead Banner

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Decorate your home for the Day of the Dead with this sugar skull banner. 

If you want to decorate for Day of the Dead, you can’t do it without a banner! The colorful paper banners are an iconic part of the holiday. 

You can purchase Day of the Dead banners, but you know me…. I prefer to DIY it!

Looking out the front door at the paper day of the dead banners hanging over the porch.

I used the sugar skull designs I made for the free digital wallpaper for October. The simple sugar skulls were perfect for the banners. And I gave them a traditional Day of the Dead paper banner look with some textures and fringe. 

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Picture of colorful halloween paper banners hanging outside with sugar skull designs on them.

These sugar skull banners are super easy to cut out if you have an electronic cutter. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out of colored printer paper. 

But do not worry, if you do not have an electronic cutter, you can always cut them out with a pair of scissors and knife. Just do it while bing watching your favorite show.  

Orange and purple Day of the Dead banners hanging in a tree.

How to Hang Day of the Dead Paper Banners

There are 2 different ways you can hang the banners. Both are easy, choose what works best for you!

  1. Punch holes into the top of the banner and run the cord through them. The weight of the banner will hold it into place on the cord unless there is a lot of wind. 
  2. Use clear tape to stick the cord to the back of the banner. This one is great for any time you will have wind. 
Sugar skull paper banners hanging on a cord between the house and a tree.

Ways to Use Halloween Paper Banners

We used our Day of the Dead banner to decorate our front porch with a Day of the Dead theme. But you can use them in anyway you want! Here are some more ideas for you:

  • Decorate your home (inside or out) for a Halloween party
  • Drape the banner over your mantel
  • Hang them over your table for a seasonal chandelier
  • Decorate your door with banners instead of a wreath
  • Add banners across a gallery wall for a Halloween twist

However you decide to use your Day of the Dead banners, you are going to love these ones. 

Looking toward the front door seeing the sugar skull paper banners hanging over the porch.

Download the Sugar Skull Banner

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Close up of three different sugar skull designs on the paper day of the dead banners.

How to Make a Paper Day of the Dead Banner

Yield: 1 Banner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

Add a colorful Day of the Dead paper banner to your Halloween decor this year. You can't decorate for Halloween without a banner!

Materials

  • Sugar Skull Template
  • Colored printer paper
  • Cord (for hanging)

Tools

  • *Silhouette Cameo-optional

Instructions

    1. Punch holes into the top of the banner and run the cord through them.
    2. Use clear tape to stick the cord to the back of the banner.

Have fun decorating for Halloween!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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