It must be October because I’ve got Hocus Pocus playing on repeat and I ain’t ashamed! Yes, I may be the biggest Bette Midler fan you know, but that’s not the reason I love this movie. It’s just SO GOOD, am I right? Maybe the best Halloween movie I can think of? Because it’s kind of spooky but not scary, and it makes me want to live in New England, and there are musical numbers. Basically my dream movie. Also, side note — when we saw Bette Midler in concert (for like the 7th time?), she sang I Put a Spell On You in full Winifred Sanderson costume, wig and all, and I just about lost my mind! I filed this project away for Halloween time and here we are. A fun little garland you can make and hang on your walls for the holiday! After Halloween’s over you can remove the garland and the hooks without marking up your walls, thanks to these handy little Command™ banner anchors.
- Command Banner Anchors
- printer (optional)
- glue gun
- baker’s twine
Make Time: 1 Hour
Step 1: Cut out all of your letters. If you like, you can print an outline of the letters on your cardstock and cut along the lines; if not, you can totally just freehand it. (It might be more Halloween-y that way!)
Step 2: On the back of each letter, place a spot of hot glue at the top.
Step 3: Press the twine into the glue to adhere. Be sure you’re putting your words on the garland in the right order!
Step 4: Remove the blue liner and press the adhesive strip onto the back of a Command Banner Anchor.
Step 5: Using rubbing alcohol, wipe down the wall where you’d like to hang your hook and let it dry thoroughly. Remove the black backing from the adhesive strip and press the hook into the wall, holding firmly for 30 seconds. Make sure to follow all package instructions.
Step 6: Wrap the ends of the twine from your garland around the hooks. You shouldn’t even have to tie any knots — the anchors will hold the twine right in place!
Tell me this song isn’t running through your head now! By the way, I thought of making a garland with the lyrics from the curse at the beginning of Hocus Pocus (“Twist the bones and bend the back”), but in the end I decided that in garland form that might just be a little too creepy. At least this way we won’t freak any little kids out when they come over around Halloween! You can put this garland up on your front door, by the refreshments table at a party, or just about anywhere you need something a tiny bit spooky. Have fun! xoxo
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