Hey friends! I’m so excited to show you my March project for the Create with Cricut challenge I am doing with a bunch of bloggers for all of 2018. We are given a specific material to use in our post each month and given the challenge to use our Cricut machine and the assigned material to create something amazing! March is Burlap so I chose to make this totally cute Easter Burlap Banner. Be sure to check out February’s Cereal Box project too!
This post is not sponsored, but in full disclosure I did use some free materials I received from Cricut in this post and would like to thank them for those! For all details check out my Disclosures page. This post does contain affiliate links, which means if you click them and buy something I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.
- A Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Iron-on White
- A Cricut 12×24 mat
- Cricut Access Premium
- Burlap Pennant Banner
Clearly you can come up with your own design for your project, but I’ll quickly run through how I created mine using the Cricut Design Space™ fonts and images. (If you want my exact file, you can get it HERE.)
The first thing to do is type out the word Happy a letter at a time and arranged it vertically since it will all be on one pennant. Then, type out Easter in all caps and made the letters much larger because they will be individually placed on the pennants.
Next, go into Cricut Design Space™, click on “images” and type “bunny” into the search bar. Lots of images pop up, so just choose your favorite (I chose the blue one you can see highlighted below). Then click “insert image.”
Do the same thing for your egg image. The important thing to remember is that if it has different colors or layers, you can change those once you insert it to your mat.
Okay, so images like the egg with different colors, simply change the color of each layer to be the same color. This will tell the Cricut to cut it from the same material. I actually changed everything to white. Once you have all the pieces in your design, click on Make It on the top right.
This will show you how your mat is going to cut. Since my design was large, I needed a 12×24 mat. You could always do two separate cuts for this if you only have a 12×12 mat. The MOST IMPORTANT STEP when working with iron-on vinyl is to mirror your image before you cut. You can see a little toggle bar on the left that does this easily.
Alright, the design is done!
Cut Iron-on Vinyl:
Place the Cricut Iron-on vinyl shiny side down onto your mat.
Click on the cute little Cricut button when it is flashing and ready to go and watch it cut out your design in iron-on vinyl! Remember, it will be mirrored.
Weed and Cut Apart:
Alright, total blog fail here; I forgot to take a picture of this step. Basically all you do is remove the white iron on vinyl that you don’t want from the plastic backing sheet. This will leave the vinyl you do want to put on your banner, like the letters and shapes we just cut out, ON the plastic backing still. The sticky backing helps when you place the vinyl onto your burlap, it will keep it in place and it will protect the vinyl from melting from your iron in the next step.
Now, cut your letters apart. Be sure to leave “Happy” in one piece.
Place your word/letter/image where you want it on your burlap.
Use parchment paper over the entire word/letter/image. Follow the instructions on your white iron on vinyl to know how long to leave the heat on each piece. Once it is adhered, let it cool, then slowly remove the plastic backing sheet.
Do this with every pennant.
There you have it! A simple, quick and easy Easter Burlap Banner.
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Thank you so much friend! Now get out there and make something! And definitely don’t forget to check out these other posts in the Create with Cricut Challenge for March!