There is a spot above my pantry that just always needs to be filled. I’ve filled it in the past with other banners, like my Peeps Banner and my Conversation Heart Banner. But it’s not always a holiday, and I can’t just have an empty spot staring at me. So I decided to make something that fit in with my usual décor, so that there is something there when I don’t have something holiday related.
Wanna make one? This could be easily customizable to pretty much any holiday, saying, theme, etc. that you want to do!
- bias tape
- Cricut iron on heat transfer
- pinking shears
- Cricut Mini (or other digital cutting machine)
Start off by cutting your fabric into pennant shapes. Make the triangles as big as you want. I traced a template on to my fabric and cut them out with pinking shears. This was the total lazy way out; no hemming involved!
Set these aside. Now it’s time to get designing in Cricut Craft Room. I searched the font cartridges and found one that I thought would look good. Size the letters to fit the triangles you have cut out.
Then you need to flip the images. This is important!!! In Cricut Craft Room, go to the top menu bar and chose flip horizontal.
Put the iron on heat transfer on the cutting mat with the underside up, and the glossy side down. Cut the letters using the guide on the heat transfer instructions to set the depth and pressure of the blade.
Peel up the negative space of the letters.
Place the letters on the pennants. The heat transfer has a sticky backing, so this will help the letters to stay in place as you iron.
Iron the letter on, being sure to apply heat to the edges of the letter. Slowly peel up the backing. If the letter comes up with it, put the backing down again, and apply more heat. (And let’s all just ignore my ugly nail polish that needs to be taken off!)
Doesn’t that look nice?
Sew the pennants into the bias tape, and you’ve got one good looking banner!
What kind of banner are you going to make?