Fall is my favourite season. I love the sweater weather, pants, cute boots and pumpkin everything. I wanted to make a banner that had pumpkins and all the fall vibes. It turned out super cute and can’t wait to make more to share with everyone. I saw a similar banner on Pinterest and loved it so I made my own. I spent a while going through my cardstock and picking colours to work together! Banners are such a good way to decorate a window, a blank space on the wall you are not sure what to do with or a fireplace/mantel.  

Finished banner hanging up on a wall.
Fall and Pumpkin Banner

This was honestly a super quick and easy project between the design and the assembly. There are so many different options for this banner, You can use all kinds of different coloured or patterned fall-related cardstock and instead of pumpkins, it can be any fall-related image. Making a banner is such a quick project to do for a pick-me-up decoration for anything. 

Materials

  • Cardstock - for the pennant pieces, pumpkin, wording and outline
  • Tape runner
  • Glue pen
  • Ruler to help with alignment
  • Twine or string
  • Foam dots - small and large
  • Cricut machine - maker or air 2
  • Cricut green standard mat(s)
  • Premium fine-point blade
  • Cricut Design Space
  • Brayer to help adhere the cardstock to the mat - optional
  • Spatula 

How to make

Creating the banner

Image of the banner in Cricut Design Space before cutting.
This is a what the finished project looks like in Cricut Design Space.
  1. Open Cricut Design Space and open a new project.
  2. Go to "images" search “pennant banner” and add it to the canvas.
  3. Adjust the pennant banner to the size you want to work with.
  4. Duplicate the banner five times to make six pieces or as many as you need - 2 - for the pumpkins and 4 for the word “FALL” 
  5. Go to “images” and search for “pumpkin” or what image you want to work with. 
  6. Add the pumpkin to the canvas, move it over one of the banner pieces, and adjust it to the desired size.
  7. Go to “text” create a text box, type in an "F" and go through the fonts until you find the one you want.
  8. move it over a pennant piece and adjust the letter to the size that you want.
  9. Repeat this for the other remaining letters.
  10. Go back and make any adjustments if needed.

Cutting the cardstock

Cricut machine, a piece of cardstock I used for the banner and brayer.
Cricut, cardstock (this is just I used) and brayer.
  1. Pick the cardstock colours and 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 paper 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 something doesn’t come off take the spatula and slide it underneath to help remove it.
  4. Repeat as needed. 

Assembly & threading the twine

Ideas used to assemble banner, twine for stringing, tape runner & foam squares.
Twine for stringing, tape runner & foam squares.
  1. Take one small pennant piece and some glue from the tape runner on the back and attach it to the large pennant piece. Center the small piece as much as possible or line up the hole if there is any.
  2. Repeat this for all the pennant pieces.
  3. Take the glue pen and run it over the cut outline of the pumpkin and then attach it to the orange of the pumpkin do this for both.
  4. Take the foam dots add them to the back of the pumpkins and place the pumpkins on a finished pennant piece. These pieces will be on either side of the wording.
  5. Now add the foam dots to the letters and center the letters on the pennant pieces. I used a ruler to help with placement. 
  6. Take the twine or string and thread it through the holes and you are done!

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Let me know in the comment box below what you love about banners or your favourite banner homemade or bought. If you have any questions I would love to hear from you!

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