I forgot I hadn’t posted the cute banner I made for my friend’s bachelorette weekend in Fort Lauderdale, but wanted to share it because it was so bright and fun!  Since we were in Florida during February her sister went for a tropical theme with bright pinks, greens and gold.  I made this banner and the palm tree cups for the trip and  love how they worked with everything else we put up in the house.

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Tropical Bachelorette Banner

What you’ll need:

  • 4 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of tropical paper
  • 3 12″ x 12″ sheets of hot pink card stock
  • 1 12″ x 12″ piece of gold glitter card stock
  • Cricut Maker
  • Spatula tool
  • Glue
  • Twine

For this banner, I wanted a different shape than the others I’d done before and used this template (#M21124F) from Design Space.  This is the same template I ended up using for the March Madness one too.

I resized the template to be 3″ wide and then copied one to layer on top.  I made one a gold ish color and the top piece pink – these will be for the pineapple pieces.  Insert a pineapple and resize it to fit nicely on the pink piece. Center it and then select both the pineapple and pink piece and slice them. Delete the 2 inside pieces that were just cut out and now your pink piece has the pineapple cut out of the top.  Put it on top of the gold piece and duplicate 3 times for the 3 pineapple pieces you’ll need.

Now take one of the gold pieces and copy it enough times for double the letters you need.  Make half pink (for the bottom) and half teal (for the top layer).  Type out ‘Coug’s Last Prowl’ with each letter on a banner.  Repeat the same strategy of slicing from the pineapples for the letters on the teal pieces.  At the end you’ll have all your banner pieces ready to cut!

You can rearrange the pieces on the mats to make the most out of all the space. Just click the “…” on the image for the option to move it to another mat and rearrange it to fit.  Load your paper, design side up, set the material and cut all the pieces out!  Use the spatula to get the card stock and pieces off of your mat without tearing and fold the mat so the pieces can easily peel off.

Lay out all of your pieces and layer them.  Then use the glue  and glue all the pieces together.  Finally, thread twine through the banner pieces.  I created 2 banners so they’d hang above each other: “Coug’s” on one and “Last Prowl” on the second.

Now you’re done! The sparkly pineapples peeking through the pink looked just as good as the pink coming through the tropical paper and all complemented each other.  They were ready for Florida!

We created a photo wall in the house using the banner paired with some leftover tropical leaves from the table setup.  We got some cute photos in front of it each night and Catherine loved the color scheme, so it was a success!

Another banner for another party down!  Now I need another tropical trip or event to craft for! ?

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