Today I am sharing how to make a Be Merry banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. I was so busy last year at the holidays I didn’t get to create a banner for December. I love the way this one turned out. Since it is such a simple design it is very easy to make.


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Supplies needed:

Start by trimming your chevron paper to 3 inches wide.


Using the banner punch board, use the cutting blade to trim down first from the left and then from the right along the top guide to create a flag shape.


Trim the length of the banner shape to 4 1/2 inches long. Repeat this process to create seven banner pieces.


Next, we follow the same steps as above to create seven more banner shapes. This time, trim each polka dot paper piece 2 1/2 inches wide. Use the banner punch board to create a flag shape in one end of the paper. 


Trim the overall banner shape to 3 1/2 inches long.


I created a file in Cricut Design Space™ to cut out the letters Be Merry and three paper snowflakes from white textured cardstock.

Be Merry Banner - Cricut Design Space File

Cricut Design Space: Be Merry Banner

Note: If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you could use letter stickers or pre-cut die cuts you can buy at the craft store.


I glued the letters to the polka dot banner shapes using my glue pen.


Then, I attached the banner shapes together using adhesive foam squares.


The banner needed a little something extra because it was so plain, so I added white glitter glue to the letters and the snowflakes. 


Punch holes on each side at the top of the banner shapes using the banner punch board.


Use red and white twine to string the banner pieces together. I started and ended the banner with the white snowflake shapes. I also added a white snowflake in between the words Be Merry.


I ended up hanging the banner in our kids/guest bathroom on the top of the shower curtain. It is very festive now for all our holiday entertaining!



Be sure to check out all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.


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