Wedding (Part 2) – DIY Banners

Free SVG & Silhouette cut files and tutorial

Welcome to Wedding (Part 2) about the banner signs. For the matching blingy table numbers go to Wedding (Part 1).

Each banner letter is made of two layers of cardstock: the cream layer, with letters cut out, and a slightly larger navy blue layer that is the background. The layers are glued together and strung on 5/8″ ribbon. I’ve got a super-easy foolproof way to line up the two layers, so assembly is quickquickquick. The free download (SVG or Silhouette file) contains the five banners I made, plus empty banner shapes you can use to create more signs, either in the same font (got that link for you!) or another font of your choosing.

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“Merry Christmas” Banner Card

Free Silhouette cut file for "Merry Christmas" banner card

If this card looks a little familiar, it’s because it’s a Christmassy take on the Birthday Banner Card I did last year. A blog reader (Hi, Debbie! :^) wrote to ask if I had a file for “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Birthday”. Uh, no I didn’t, but after a few minutes in Silhouette Studio, now I do. I love it when a file can be repurposed, don’t you?

I really like this design because the “Merry” banner is three dimensional, and you know me…I’m a sucker for 3D every time. The letters are threaded on a string and hang freely from the front of the card. “Christmas” is cut from temporary adhesive vinyl. And like the birthday banner card, I’ve got the free cut file you can download to make your own.

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Easter Mini Bunny Garland

Cutest little bunny banner for Easter! Free cut files for the bunnies *and* the "Happy Easter" greeting.

With Easter around the corner once again, it’s time to dress up the front door window in Easter-y goodness. I had such fun with the mini bat garland for Halloween, that I set about making a similar one with mini bunnies. I figure if the bats “flew” each time the door opened and closed, then bunnies might “hop”…hee, and they do. At just over 2” tall, they’re the perfect scale for a front door or side window.

This would be a good project to do with pre-schoolers using big plastic (dull!) sewing needles and yarn. The ear slits make a nice big target hole for little hands still building fine motor control.

You’ll find two free Silhouette cut files below: one full of bunnies, if you’d like to make your own garland, and one with the “Happy Easter” greeting to cut from adhesive vinyl and apply to the window. Both are available in .studio3 & Legacy versions.

And if you’ve been thinking about trying your hand at designing from scratch in Silhouette Studio, creating a bunny head is a great project to start with. Take a peek at how I made this bunny HERE—it’s all ovals. So easy!

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