St. Patrick’s Day Banner. Create a festive felt banner for St. Patrick’s Day using your Cricut machine, iron-on, and the EasyPress.
You all know how much I love banners! I have one for every month and season. Somehow, I didn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day banner and I thought it would be fun to make one out of felt and iron-on using my Cricut. My go-to for banner making is paper, but I like to think outside the box to create a unique banner to use in my decor.
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St. Patrick’s Day Banner
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Blade
- Pink Fabric Mat
- Foil Iron-on, Emerald Green
- Glitter Iron-on, Gold
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress 2 Mat
Start by opening the St. Patrick’s Day Banner file in Cricut Design Space. I used a pre-made banner shape, and a shamrock I found in the design library. To easily add my ribbon, I added some slits to the top of the banner. I used the Cricut Sans font in Bold to spell out the letters LUCKY.
Cricut Design Space File: St. Patrick’s Day Banner
Click the green Make It button. On the mat preview screen be sure to mirror image both the lucky letters and shamrocks since we will be cutting them out of iron-on.
Click the green Continue button. Since we are working with three different materials, be sure to set the correct one for each mat before you cut out the design. On the last mat with the felt banner pieces, it will default to using the fine point blade. Click Edit Tools and change it to the rotary blade. The rotary blade cuts Cricut felt like a dream!
Helpful Tip: You can cut felt with both the Maker and the older Cricut machines but you will need to add some sort of stabilizer to the felt before cutting to get the same results as you do with the rotary blade. To cut felt with the Maker all you need is the fabric mat and the rotary blade – no stabilizer is needed for the felt.
Cut out all your pieces using the Maker. When cutting out any type of fabric I recommend using the brayer tool to be sure your fabric is stuck down well to the mat.
Every time I use my Maker I am amazed by the results. I was a little worried if or how the small slits would cut out since they are only 0.1″ x 0.5″. But as you can see below they cut so beautifully!
Weed the iron-on from the liner. Cut apart your LUCKY letters.
Use the EasyPress 2 to Iron-on Felt Banner
The smallest size EasyPress 2 is perfect for small projects like this St. Patrick’s Day Banner. Use the EasyPress 2 to attach the gold glitter shamrocks and green foil LUCKY letters to the felt. If using both the EasyPress 2 and mat, the settings are shown below.
- Glitter Iron-on on Felt: 270°, preheat for 5 seconds, apply heat and gentle pressure for 30 seconds, flip material and press for 15 seconds, peel off warm*
- Foil Iron-on on Felt: 280°, preheat for 5 seconds, apply heat and gentle pressure for 30 seconds, flip material and press for 15 seconds, peel off cold*
Interactive Quick Reference Guide: https://home.cricut.com/easypress-heat-settings-guide
* A warm peel means to peel off the liner while the materials are still warm. Cold peel means to peel off the liner once the material has completely cooled.
Once you have all your banner pieces prepared, the last step is to string your ribbon through the banner.
This cute mini felt banner is so fun for St. Patrick’s Day. If you haven’t seen the foil iron-on in person it is really cool. It looks like it is a different color almost depending on which angle you look at it!
Tell me, are you banner obsessed like I am?
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