How to Make a Fabric Happy Birthday Banner (using a Cricut)

 

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I love making birthdays a special event at our house, and one thing that really helps is having some decorations hung up to remind us that it’s someone’s special day!

So, I made this cute Birthday Banner for Molly’s first birthday, and since then, we’ve made sure to hang it up every time there’s a birthday.

I made it out of fabric instead of paper, so it’s super durable and will last us for years to come!

 

 

Wanna make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:

1/4 yard of 4 different fabrics, or fat quarters (I tried to get bright, fun, gender-neutral fabrics)- Or, use your scraps if you can!!!

Ribbon

Heat N Bond

Hot Glue

 

I used my Cricut, so I’m giving instructions based on that. You could probably do the same thing with a Silhouette, if you have one.

If you don’t have an electronic cutter, you could cut everything by hand.

 

The first thing you do is take your heat n bond (I used the red package), and iron it on the backs of your fabric.

(You could also probably use Wonder Under. The reason I used Heat-n-Bond is because if you’re cutting fabric with your Cricut, it cuts better with Heat-n-Bond because it is more plastic-y and less likely to shred and stick to your mat when cutting on your Cricut, like Wonder Under would.)

 

Once your fabric has been Heat-n-Bonded, cut it into triangles. I did this on my Cricut (Heat-n-Bond side stuck to the mat), make sure your blade is at a 5, your speed on the lowest, and your pressure to the max. Remember, you could also do this by hand.

I also cut out all of the “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” letters (backed with Heat-n-Bond). Same technique, on my Cricut.

 

Then, iron your letters onto your fabric.

 

 

Then, take some ribbon and hot-glue it to the corners of your triangles (on the back- I did my triangles double-sided). My ribbon strips were about 3 inches long.

 

Here’s a front view.

Once you have all of the pieces hooked together, you’ve got yourself a BANNER, folks!

 

 

Tip: If you want to do this double-sided, like I did, you’ll cut out 16 Heat-n-Bonded triangles, then iron them to the back of your remaining (non Heat-n-Bonded fabric), and trim around the edges. This is tricky if your using a Cricut, because in order to cut fabric on your Cricut, you really should have it Heat-n-Bonded, but you don’t want both of your pieces Heat-n-Bonded.  So, basically, you’ll have to cut one set of triangles with your Cricut (Heat-n-Bonded), and one set by hand (non Heat-n-Bonded).

 

 

If you get stuck or confused, leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer it ASAP.

 

Have a good day, Ladies.

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