After creating a bridal shower banner for my niece, I thought, “Why not make a pennant banner for every holiday?” Now, I’m an unstoppable, banner-making machine! Today, I’m going to tell you how to make a fall banner using my free banner SVG files for Cricut and Cameo users.
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- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker cutting machine
- Fall scrapbook paper
- Foam mounting tape
- String or ribbon to hang
Directions for Making a Fall Banner
- Pennants – Harvest Pennant Banner – Pennants.svg
- Main Letters – Harvest Pennant Banner – Letters.svg
- Border Letters – Harvest Pennant Banner – Offset.svg
Note: For the Silhouette Cameo, you must have the software Silhouette Designer Edition or above to access SVG files.
Keep scrolling to download your free files!
1. Cut the pennants for the banner
Once you receive your Silhouette Studio files, open the file titled “Fall Harvest Pennant Banner” to begin printing the flags, or pennants.
In Cricut Design Space, you’ll upload the files first before adding them to your canvas.
You can stick with one solid color or alternate patterns on your pennants (go on, get crazy). The file comes with four pennant shapes per 12 x 12 sheet, so feel free to delete some of the pennants if you only want to cut 1-2 per sheet.
Note: I used a 12 x 12-inch cutting mat and the same size of paper for this project.
2. Cut the letters for the pennant banner
In the photo below, I used the “Letters” file to cut the tan letter and the “Offset” file to cut the white letter background.
You’ll notice I added a bit of glam with a piece of glittered cardstock behind the tan color simply by cutting a second set of the “Letters” file. Gotta have me some sparkle!
Tip: To simplify the banner, you can always ditch the “Offset” letters completely.
3. Apply mounting tape for best results
Now, I’ll admit I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to styling my banners. It’s perfectly fine to use glue to attach the letters to the pennants.
However, I love, love, love using foam mounting tape to separate my layers because it gives more pop and depth.
First, cut small pieces of tape and place them strategically around the letters. Leave the green backing on the tape until you are ready to attach the next layer.
Given that my kids usually park themselves under my nose when I’m crafting, I always let them peel off the tape.
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4. Assemble the fall pennant banner
After assembling the letters, attach them to your pennants and run a string or ribbon through the holes of your banner pieces. If you like it, then you better put a string on it, as they say!
Your next mission is finding the perfect spot to hang your ribbon banner. If you’d like to see more photos of my banner, please visit my full home tour post: Inexpensive Fall Decorating Ideas.
You’ll also find my Mod Podge pumpkin tutorial there, which is another great paper craft.
Fall Graphics Bundle
If you’re looking for more designs for your fall crafting, check out these digital downloads in my new store. These are compatible with Cricut, Cameo, and xTool machines.