Summer Watermelon Banner. Use your banner punch board and Cricut to easily create this fun and colorful watermelon banner for your next summer party!
Last year, I shared this fun watermelon summer banner over at The Idea Room for her summer series. The banner comes together easily if you have a digital die cutting machine, and if not you can still make it by cutting out some of the details by hand. Nothing says summer to me more than a fresh, juicy piece of watermelon!
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- Pink, Light Green, Dark Green, Black, and White Cardstock
- Paper Trimmer
- We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board
- Foam Adhesive Dots
- Cricut Machine
- Summer Watermelon Banner File
- Green Baker’s Twine
Create the Banner Pieces
Start by cutting the green paper using your paper trimmer. Each rectangle should be 4″ x 6″. I used three sheets of light green and three sheets of dark green cardstock to match the colors of the outside of a watermelon.
Use the banner punch board to create flag banner pieces. Line the paper up using the 4″ vertical guides. I lined the top edge of the paper with the blue cut guide at the top, so it would cut the v shape without losing the length of the banner piece. Close the cutting arm and use the cutting guides to create the banner shape. Do this for all six banner pieces.
Learn how to use the banner punch board in this Youtube video.
Cut 4″ strips of the pink cardstock using your paper trimmer. Line up the top of the paper at the blue horizontal 5.5″ line. Use the bottom cutting guides to create a pennant-shaped banner piece. Create six of these pieces.
Use the hole punch at the top of the banner punch board to punch holes in the top edges of every banner piece.
Cut Out Banner Pieces Using Cricut Machine
Open the Summer Watermelon Banner File in Cricut Design Space. This has the template to cut the word SUMMER out of white cardstock and five watermelon seeds per banner piece out of black cardstock.
Cut out the pieces using your Cricut machine.
Note: You could cut out the watermelon seeds and summer letters by hand if you don’t have a digital die-cutting machine. You can also cut out the banner pieces using your Cricut if you don’t have a banner punch board. I included the banner shapes in the design space file. They are hidden in the layers panel if you need them.
Assemble the Watermelon Banner
Glue the black watermelon seeds to the top of the pink banner pieces in a semicircle. I used five seeds per “slice”.
Attach the SUMMER letters to the pink watermelon pieces using foam adhesive dots.
String the banner together using green twine. I used 6″ pieces of light green and dark green twine to tie each of the banner pieces together. I cut 12″ pieces for each end of the banner to be able to hang it.
This watermelon summer banner would be perfect for a backyard BBQ or even to decorate your mantel for summer.
You can see even more fun banners to make with the banner punch board in my 12 Months of Banners series.