Acorn banner hanging on the wall.
Acorn banner hanging on the wall.

Acorns are a fall staple that almost everyone uses in centrepieces for filling in, you can paint them for a fun kids' craft and they feed deer! Not sure why I chose acorns for a banner but I just went with it. It turned out super cute and the cardstock I chose was spot on. This was a super simple and quick project again which is always what I try for when looking for a little something extra for decorations.

Materials

  • Cardstock sheet(s) - colour or pattern of choice 
  • Glue - tape or stick
  • Cricut machine
  • Acorn image
  • Cricut Design Space 
  • 12 by 12 Cricut mat
  • Premium fine-point blade
  • Brayer (optional)
  • Twine or string -  for hanging
  • Wooden beads - natural or coloured
  • Hole punch - (optional)
  • Spatula 

How to create

Finding the image

Acorn images & approx. size 2.38 inches by 3.08 inches.
Acorn images & approx. size 2.38 in by 3.08 in
  1. Open Cricut Design Space and open a new project.
  2. Go to "images" search “acorn” and add it to the canvas.
  3. Adjust it to the size you want to work with or adjust as you go along.
  4. If the image doesn’t have holes you can create some or use a hold punch later or hang it using clothes pins.
  5. Duplicate the image as many times as you need I did it about 10 times.

Cutting the cardstock

  1. Pick the cardstock colours or patterns you want to work with.
  2. Turn on the Cricut machine, make sure the fine point blade is in, and get some Cricut mats. I suggest using multiple mats just to keep the machine going and cutting.
  3. Make sure the machine is connected to your device.
  4. Go to “make it” when you are ready to cut.
  5. Choose the mat for “any material” and click continue.
  6. When it gets to the cut screen match the cardstock on the mat with the colour that is showing on the screen. For example, if the screen is showing Pink put the pink on the mat. If you have multiple mats you can prep in advance. 
  7. Once the cardstock is on the mat take the brayer and run it over the cardstock
  8. Click “continue” and load the mat into the machine.
  9. Choose the material “cardstock 85 or 100 lbs” or the weight that works best.
  10. Click the flashing “C” when prompted to start the cut.
  11. Unload the machine when the ”arrow” starts flashing.
  12. Load the next mat when prompted.
  13. Repeat as needed for each colour.

Removing the cardstock

  1. Flip the mat over so the cardstock is facing down.
  2. Peel the mat off the paper it will help keep the cardstock from curling.
  3. If a piece doesn’t come off take the spatula and slide it underneath to help remove it.
  4. Repeat as needed.

Assembly and stringing

  1. Punch holes if needed.
  2. Take the glue and adhere the pieces together.
  3. While the glue is drying grab some twine and wooden beads.
  4. Take the twine and start threading it through the holes after each acorn thread a bead through if you are using beads.
  5. Repeat the pattern as needed. I don’t cut the string until the last piece is on so I can cut a little extra.

Hang the banner wherever you want to go they are fun to put up anywhere in your home!

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