Cricut: How to Make Personalised Birthday Bunting
Celebrate the big occasion in style with personalised birthday bunting! Quick and easy to make, this paper bunting project will add a pop of colour to any party. Use your Cricut machine to spell out the 'Happy Birthday' message, along with your lucky loved one's name.
We've used the Cricut Maker for this project, but it can also be created using the Cricut Joy and Explore Air 2 machines.
Project and instructions by Kathi Smith.
Please note: This project contains paid-for content from Cricut's Design Space app. Screen reference images are taken from the iOS version of Design Space.
You will need
How to make
You will also need:
* Cricut Design Space app installed on a laptop, PC, tablet or mobile device
Open the Cricut Design Space app and open a blank canvas. Make sure the metric units is selected under "Canvas Settings".
Click on the "Image" menu at the bottom of the screen and search for "Banner Flag".
Select the bright pink image, then select "Insert".
Once back through to the canvas screen, with the banner selected, open the "Edit" menu and change the cut colour to white.
With the "Edit" menu still open, resize the banner so that it has a width of 10cm (this can be made smaller if desired), ensuring that the padlock icon is locked so that the image resizes proportionally.
Open the "Text" menu and search for the font "DIN 1451 Com EngSchrift".
Type the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" greeting into the text box followed by the name of your choice. The text will then start to populate on-screen.
With the text selected, open the "Edit" menu and resize the height of the text to 10cm, ensuring the padlock icon is locked so that the text resizes proportionally.
With the flag selected, open the "Actions" menu and click "Duplicate". Duplicate the flag so that you have a flag for each letter to sit on.
With the text selected, click on the "Actions" menu and select the "Ungroup" option. Place each letter on top of its own flag.
With each letter, select and change the cut colours of the letters by opening the "Edit" menu. Mix and match the colours from the Soda Pop Ombre Glitter card packs.
Click "Make It" and follow the on-screen instructions to cut your card. Use the Medium Cardstock setting for the White and Soda Pop card and change the setting to Glitter Cardstock when cutting the ombre glitter card.
Top tip: I rotated the flags on the mat preview screen so that I could fit two onto each sheet of white card.
Once the flags and letters have been cut, take your letters and stick them to each flag using double-sided tape. You could also use a glue stick if your prefer.
Take the twine and place through the slit on the left and back out through the slit on the right. Repeat until all of the flags have been threaded onto the twine.
Top tip: If you're hanging your bunting in a smaller space, use three lengths of twine – one for each word.
Evenly space each flag along the length of twine and then hang in pride of place, ready to celebrate.
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