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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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

 

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