Halloween Pennant Flag DIY

Can you believe summer is almost over? Before long we are going to be celebrating the holidays. Today I’ve got Halloween on the mind because I’m participating in a fun event called Craft Lightning Halloween where lots of amazing bloggers are sharing some quick and easy Halloween craft ideas.

My quick craft is this “31” Halloween pennant flag that would be cute hanging on your front door or on a knob on a dresser or cabinet. I placed mine on the wall among some other Halloween decor.

DIY Halloween Pennant Banner

Here’s what I did.

Halloween Pennant Flag Supplies

DIY Halloween Banner

  • 12″x18″ piece of canvas
  • number stencils (You can also print off 31 in your choice of font and transfer or trace around them and then paint the numbers.)
  • black and orange acrylic paint
  • makeup sponge
  • dowel
  • glue gun

Halloween Pennant Flag Instructions

  • Fold the canvas in half lengthwise and cut a notch on one end.

Halloween Banner

Halloween Banner How To

  • Open the canvas and center the stencil towards the notched edge.
  • Squirt a quarter sized pool of black paint on a paper plate.
  • Dip the makeup sponge into the black paint and dab a few times on the plate to remove some of the extra paint.
  • Start dabbing over the stencil filling in the numbers. Let dry.

Halloween 31 Flag

  • Using the orange paint and the end of a paint brush make dots on the numbers. (You could paint stripes or swirls instead.) Let dry.
  • Fold back the straight edge of the pennant about 2-3″ depending on the size of your dowel and glue the edge down to create a casing for the dowel. I found an orange arrow to hang mine on. 

DIY October 31 Flag

  • This is the basic pennant. The options are endless to embellish it. Here are some ideas:
    • Stencil or paint October above the 31.
    • Antique around the outside edge of the pennant.
    • Tie orange, black, and purple ribbon on the dowel.
    • Add jute to the dowel to hang it from.
    • Spray with glitter spray

15 Minute Halloween Craft

Here’s some other Halloween Crafts you might like:

Taking old Halloween decor and giving it a facelift.

Dollar store crows given a makeover.

Something different to add to your Halloween decor.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. Super simple, and understated… I love it!

  2. love the content of this blog and the positive intent you have. Thanks!
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  4. Dru lays out the essential supplies needed for this Halloween pennant banner DIY, ensuring that you can gather everything required for a seamless crafting experience.

  5. What a delightful Halloween pennant flag. The step by step instructions make it seem manageable for someone like me whos not too crafty. Excited to give it a go and bring that Halloween spirit home.
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