As I was prepping for my first pop up at West Elm, I decided to make a banner with my shop name on it on a whim. My sister mentioned that having some signage that people could easily see would be key, and I already had a frame and some business cards ready for the table. I knew I could knock out a banner quickly, so grabbed a few pieces of card stock (for less than $3)and finished it in a night!
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DIY Shop Banner
What you’ll need:
- 2 12″x12″ pieces of navy blue card stock
- 1 12″x12″ piece of gray card stock
- 1 12″x12″ piece of white card stock
- Cricut Explore Air
- Spatula tool
- Glue stick
- Hole punch
I didn’t want the banner flags to be really big, so I used my Cheers banner as a template and just changed the letters to Coastal Kelder.
Time to cut 13 flags on the navy blue card stock! During the preview part in Design Space, I rearranged the flags to make the most of every inch of my card stock.
Once my flags were cut on navy blue, I cut the letters out in white. I decided to cut 4 gray flags to put on the ends of Coastal and Kelder with white oyster shells on them. I uploaded an oyster shell image and put it on the flag to make sure I had the size right.
Then I cut my 4 gray flags on the gray card stock, and cut 4 white oyster shells on my remaining white card stock.
The spatula tool is the easiest way to get your card stock off the mat, without ripping anything (trust me, I’ve ripped letters when I was being lazy and not using it).
Remove the flags, letters & shells from the card stock, and start arranging everything how you want it. Now you need to glue the letters and oyster shell cut outs to the flags with your glue stick.
When everything is glued, your flags are ready to become a banner so it’s time to figure out the arrangement. I was going back and forth between doing 2 banners (Coastal on one line and Kelder on another below) and just doing one long one.
Ultimately one line won out, so I arranged it how I wanted it. Next you’ll need to put holes in the top 2 corners of the flags to thread the twine through. A hole punch is definitely the easiest way to do this, but I don’t have one so I used a pen (not the best idea, but it works).When the holes are in the flags, you can thread the twine through to make the banner. Leave a little extra on both ends in case you need to tie it somewhere. I hung mine on our mantle to check it out before packing it up for my pop up, and of course Cleo came walking through right as I tried to get a picture haha.
When we were setting up for the pop up, we just used tape to hang the banner on some shelves above my area. That way people could see the name even if they were walking by. Now it’s folded up and ready for the next event!
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