Friday, October 29, 2010

Freebie Friday: Easy Free DIY Halloween Bunting and Tutorial

Happy Friday!

Who doesn't love Friday? Especially when you get something for free? Freebie Fridays is a series on This Fresh Fossil in which I unleash a bit of my extra-creativity: for you. I'm a professional graphic designer who loves to design and wants to help you organize your life, have fun with your hobby, connect with friends and decorate your digs, by giving you a free design every Friday. Whether it's in the form of labels for organizing, cool artwork that you can print and frame, printable greeting cards, photographs, patterns, scrapbooking art, or more - every Friday there will be a custom free design for you.

If you're like me, then you've probably been procrastinating on some of the fabulous Halloween decor and projects you've been wanting to do. Or you're just lazy (like me). Or on a budget (like me). Anyhow, I decided that one easy, fast, and FREE way to put a little life into any room of the house is with a cheerful bunting!

I whipped up this easy bunting to put a little spice in our family room. See how fun and cheerful it makes our fireplace look? And for $0 and 10 minutes, no less? (Okay, yes, I KNOW the fireplace is ugly... but hey, at least it's festive, right?)

How to Make a DIY Bunting

4 sheets cardstock paper (& a printer)
Adjustable 3-hole punch or single hole-punch
Yarn or hemp (or something stringy)

1) First, download the PDF file by clicking on the image or the link below it and saving the file to your computer (File>Save As).

2) Print out the file onto 4 sheets of cardstock paper (File>Print>Page Scaling>Fit to Printable Area>Print).

3) Cut out the squares.

4) Punch holes in the corners of the squares - I adjusted a 3-hole punch so it would fit, but a one-hole punch would work, as well (or any other wacky shapes, I'm sure).

5) Find something to string the bunting on (I debated between gray yarn or hemp... the hemp won).

6) Decorate!

Have you used one of our Freebies for anything? Take a photo and send it in - I'd love to see what creative things you've done with my designs! You might even be featured in a future Freebie Friday post!

Have a fantastic weekend and happy Friday!

(Oh, and while all my work is custom, if you'd like something more personalized, like a blog header, logo, photo manipulation, etc, please feel free to contact me to discuss your project and custom pricing. Thanks!)

Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, this file does not contain any viruses, however, you download at your own risk. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the terms of use. This file is for personal use only - any profit and any editing of the digital file or any elements within is prohibited. You are free to use the design any way you like once the design is printed. Also, the design is my work - please be respectful of copyright laws. Thank you!

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  1. This would be perfect for our LOW KEY halloween party! But I can't get it to download...could you send it to me?:)

  2. I totally adore this! You are such a talent!


  3. I have a bunch of your downloadables in a file awaiting the downstairs bathroom project, but I need to sledge out the floor first unfortunately.

    Today's is VERY cool!

  4. My girls LOVE this, but we're trying to download it and I keep getting an error message regarding a virus scan. Is there another way to get around that?

  5. Hi Danielle,

    Glad to hear you like it! Just click the link "Download Anyway" and it should open up for you.
    Let me know if it doesn't work!

    - Chelsea

  6. Just stumbled across your blog, and I would LOVE to download this freebie printable for decorating for the season. Unfortunately, when I click the download link, it says "page not found". Is it no longer available?

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