This is my first attempt at making a banner. The only item that I had to go out and purchase was the Halloween print paper from KC&Company. Everything else I already had, even all the cute wooden bats, cats, etc. I found them in a plastic bag, I don't even remember buying them. I must have thought they would come in handy at some point in my crafting. It was a lovely surprise!! I dug out my Cricut, punches, buttons, ric-rac, ribbon and ink and got to work. It looks really cute hanging from the mantel of my daughter's fireplace.