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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Surname Pennant Banner:.

** I was provided with some of the materials to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links.

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.
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
Wanna make one? This could be easily customizable to pretty much any holiday, saying, theme, etc. that you want to do!
- fabric
- bias tape
- Cricut iron on heat transfer
- pinking shears
- Cricut Mini (or other digital cutting machine)
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!  
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!
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
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.
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
Then you need to flip the images. This is important!!! In Cricut Craft Room, go to the top menu bar and chose flip horizontal.
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
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.
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
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.
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
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!)
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
Doesn’t that look nice?
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
Sew the pennants into the bias tape, and you’ve got one good looking banner!
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!
What kind of banner are you going to make?
Surname Pennant Banner at www.SumosSweetStuff.com - Easily customizable for any season or saying!

3 comments:

  1. What an AWESOME idea!! The space above my pantry also has been hollerin', "I'M EMPTY"!! I am going to do this today! I don't have iron on heat transfer so I may just sew on the letters OR I may wait til Sunday to head down the hill & get some as Joann's is having a Veterans Day Sale & being retired military we can get an extra 20% off!! Thanks Sumo, you've saved me AGAIN w/ a deco idea!!! You ROCK my friend!!

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    1. You always leave the nicest comments, and for that I say - YOU ROCK! :)

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  2. I love how simple to make this is but it still so classy. Pinned

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