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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Peep Banner:.

Now, I know what you are thinking. Peep banners are nothing new, those are all over the internet.
So maybe you are right.

But.

I'm going to show you how I made my own Peep shape in my Cricut software and then cut it out using my Cricut.

I've got this great little spot above my pantry that just says, "Please hang a cute banner here for everyone to see." So once Valentine's Day was over, and that spot was empty and speaking to me, I knew that I needed to create something new.

Enter my new Peep banner.



Do you have a Cricut? (If you don’t, you should). Well, get it set up, and let’s get started!

Here’s what you need:
- fabric
- no sew fabric heat and bond
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I started off by searching in my Cricut software for Easter shapes. This great bunny head was in there, and the perfect start of my Peep banner.

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It’s obviously just a head, so I searched for a circle to make the body.

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I dragged the circle up, and sized it to match the size of the head. Make sure you choose to weld them together.

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Then I decided I would make it easier to string the ribbon through by adding small circles to the ears. I used the same circle that I used for the body, and sized them.

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Next, I dragged them on to the tips of the ears, and welded them there.

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This is my Peep shape. Not bad, eh? Oh yeah, it was easy!

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Then it was time to step away from the computer. I ironed on the heat and bond to my fabric, and cut a piece that would fit on my mat and also fit the design. Make sure you put it on the mat with the shiny side down.
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I used the same settings as I used in my Conversation Heart Banner; speed of 3, depth and pressure set to 4.
Cut as many Peep shapes out as you would like.
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Here’s where you can get creative. You could iron on your Peeps to other cut pennant shapes (which you could easily do on your Cricut). Or you could leave the Peeps as is; the heat and bond should give it a bit sturdier feel, but if you used a thinner fabric, you may need to adhere it to something else so it doesn’t curl up.

String some ribbon through, then admire your darling Peep banner.

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Doesn’t it just make you want some Easter candy?

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Do you like the Peeps, or would you make something else for your own Easter banner?

1 comment:

  1. OH- I love Peeps but try to steer clear of them-LOL-I have to lie and say I don't know WHAT happened to the box that was there (guilty)..Cute, cute banner-xo Diana

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