Updated on January 4, 2023
Cricut Valentine’s Day Banner. Easily and quickly make this adorable heart Valentine’s Day banner to add to your holiday decorations.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you planning a last-minute party or just want to add something a little cheery to your home decor?
Banners are one of my favorite ways to add a festive touch to my holiday decorating. Today, I am sharing how to make this easy (yet adorable) banner using your Cricut Explore machine.
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How to Make a DIY Valentine’s Day Banner
- Cricut Machine
- LightGrip Cutting Mat
- Red and Pink Cardstock – 1 sheet each
- Silver Shimmer Paper – 1 sheet
- Red and White Baker’s Twine or Ribbon
- Adhesive Foam Dots
Cut Out Pieces with Cricut Machine
Start by opening the Cricut Design Space file: Valentine’s Day Banner. You can customize the banner further if you want to add anything to it, or simply click the green Make It button.
Cricut Design Space File: Valentine’s Day Banner
For the cutout words, I wanted them to be a little sturdier than using regular cardstock since they were so thin and delicate. I decided to use silver shimmer paper. It adds a little sparkle to the banner and also is thicker than plain cardstock. Be sure to set your Smart Set Dial to Custom.
Then select Shimmer Paper from the drop-down menu.
Load your shimmer paper shiny side up on your cutting mat and click the flashing Go button.
For the red and pink cardstock set the Smart Set Dial to Cardstock before cutting.
Note: The pink cardstock has a ton of small hearts to cut out so be patient. Since you are using cardstock you can set your machine to Fast Mode before cutting to speed up the process a bit.
Assemble the Banner
Add the words to the top of the hearts using adhesive to secure them. I find using a gluestick is easiest for these thin words.
Use dimensional adhesive to attach the hearts to the plain red cardstock banner shapes.
I also added the little heart cutouts from the end banner pieces to the bottom of the bigger hearts with adhesive foam dots.
Once you have all the pieces cut out it is time to assemble the banner. Use baker’s twine to thread through each banner piece.
Some of the banner pieces have two layers – both a pink and red cardstock shape. Stack these together and then run the baker’s twine through both pieces.
Helpful tip: Wrap the end of the baker’s twine with tape to make it easier to thread through the holes in the banner. I ended up using my small hole punch to make the holes bigger on some of the banner pieces.
Now your pretty banner is ready to hang! It would look cute on a mantel or hanging under a shelf.
Related: More DIY Holiday Banners
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