Learn how to make this super cute Valentine’s Day Banner using your Cricut machine! This Hello Love felt banner is super easy to make and perfect for beginners!
This Hello Love Valentine’s Day Felt Banner was SO much fun to make! It was really pretty simple and I think it turned out super cute!
Mine is currently hanging up in my craft room. It was the perfect touch to get my space ready for Valentine’s Day!
Below is a quick video showing you how I made this Hello Love banner.
You will also find a supply list and written instructions below. I hope you get a chance to make your own banner for Valentine’s Day!
Don’t forget to download the free Hello Love SVG design by filling out the form at the bottom of the page so you can make you own!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS HELLO LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY BANNER
- White Felt Fabric
- Black Iron On Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Red Glitter Iron On Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Dowel Rod – 1/4 x 12 inches
- String or ribbon
- Red pom pom trim
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- Cricut machine
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Standard grip cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Brayer tool – this is optional but really helpful for making sure your materials are firmly stuck on the mat
- Cricut fine point blade – this is the blade that comes with your machine
- Soft Tape Measure or Ruler – used to make sure the design is the right size for your banner
HOW TO MAKE A VALENTINE’S DAY BANNER USING YOUR CRICUT
STEP 1: CUT FELT FOR THE BANNER
You can cut the felt banner on the Cricut if desired, but I chose to cut my banner by hand since it's pretty simple to do. Cut a rectangle that is 11" wide by 13" long. Measure 2.5" from the bottom on each side of the banner and make a mark. Fold the banner in half and make a mark at the bottom center of the banner. Then cut from the center of the banner to one side. Do the same thing on the other side.
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD MY FREE HELLO LOVE DESIGN AND UPLOAD TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE.
Download the free Hello Love design (located at the bottom of the post) and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Check out my video here if you need help with this step. Double check that the design is 8.5" wide for this project before cutting it.
STEP 3: CUT HEAT TRANSFER VINYL
Place the black HTV on a standard grip mat with the shiny side down. Make sure the design is mirrored before you cut it. Set the material type to iron on, and cut.
Next, place the red glitter HTV on the standard grip mat shiny side down. Again, make sure the design is mirrored. Set your material type to glitter iron on, and cut.
STEP 4: REMOVE EXCESS VINYL AND WEED THE DESIGN
Use your weeding tool to remove all of the excess vinyl. Then weed the design to remove any vinyl that we don't want to show up on the banner.
STEP 5: PLACE THE HEART IN THE CENTER OF THE DESIGN
Stick the heart in the center of the Hello Love design with the shiny side on the sticky vinyl backing. You want to make sure the dull side will be touching the felt when ironed on since that is the adhesive side.
STEP 6: SET THE EASY PRESS TEMPERATURE AND TIME
Set your heat press temperature to 270°F and set the time to 30 seconds.
STEP 7: PREHEAT THE FELT
Use the Easy Press to preheat your felt for 5 seconds.
STEP 8: PLACE DESIGN ON FELT AND HEAT
Place the design in the center of the felt banner. Place the Easy Press over the design being sure to cover the entire design. Click the "C" Cricut button to start the Easy Press timer. Apply firm pressure while heating.
STEP 9: TURN OVER FELT AND HEAT THE BACK
Turn over the felt banner and apply the Easy Press to the back of the banner for 15 seconds.
STEP 10: REMOVE VINYL BACKING
If using Cricut iron on, wait until the vinyl backing is cool to the touch before peeling. Some HTV is warm peel, please refer to the peel instructions for the brand you are using
STEP 11: GLUE ON POM POM TRIM
Use hot glue to attach the pom pom trim to the bottom of the banner. The trim can be glued to the front
or the back of the banner, but I preferred seeing the extra red trim.
STEP 12: REMOVE EXCESS TRIM
Carefully cut off the excess trim from the banner.
STEP 13: GLUE THE DOWEL ROD TO THE BANNER
Flip over the banner, fold the top over the dowel rod to see where you want to place the glue. Use hot glue to adhere the felt over the dowel rod.
Make sure your dowel rod is centered before you glue down the felt...OOPS!
STEP 14: TIE STRING OR RIBBON AROUND THE DOWEL ROD
Tie ribbon or string around each end of the dowel so you can hang your banner.
Don’t forget to save this project on Pinterest!
To download these SVG cut files, just fill out the form below and click “GET IT NOW!”
GET THE HELLO LOVE SVG CUT FILES
HOW TO USE THESE CUT FILES:
You can use these files on your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Cricut Joy, Silhouette Cameo, or other brands of electronic cutting machines that use these file types.
If you need help downloading the files and uploading them to Cricut Design Space, I have a quick tutorial on how to do that here: How to Download SVG Files and Upload them to Cricut Design Space
Please review the licensing information for these files by clicking the link below.
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