October 8, 2021  

DIY Felt Pennant Banner (No-Sew Cricut Project)

This adorable DIY felt pennant banner is simple to make with a Cricut (no sewing required). Did you know you can cut felt with a Cricut Maker or Explore?

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When I was designing Logan’s nursery, I wanted to strike a balance of modern, vintage, and preppy. I wanted the room to grow with him while still having a layer of playful elements, and one way I brought the “playful” in is with wall art. Felt pennant banners scream preppy and vintage to me and I thought it would be fun to make my own!

Making a personalized felt pennant is surprisingly quick and simple with the help of a Cricut machine. Did you know both the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore machines can cut felt? This was my first time cutting felt with my Cricut Maker and I am really impressed with how clean the cuts are!

This no-sew felt pennant took me all of 15 minutes to make and I think it turned out so cute, don’t you? Let me show you how I made this quick Cricut project!

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DIY Personalized Felt Pennant

Supply List

1. Design Your Pennant

Open Cricut Design Space and design your pennant banner. I chose to use two colors of felt for mine and personalized them with my kids’ names. The font is called Vintage Curveball which is a Cricut font available to Cricut Access users.

I sized my pennant to fit on a 12×12 sheet of Cricut felt. Click here to open and customize my pennant design in Design Space.

IMPORTANT: Once your design is complete, make sure you weld any letters that tough/overlap. This means your Cricut will cut those letters as one piece instead of trying to cut each individually.

2. Set Up Your Cricut Machine

Once your design is ready to cut, plug in your Cricut machine and connect it to your device. Click “Make It” and Design Space will prompt you to insert the fine-point blade into your machine and load your cutting mat (make sure you load the correct color as shown on the screen).

For my Cricut felt, I used the pink FabricGrip machine cutting mat. It’s designed specifically for fabric projects and held my felt in place really well.

3. Cut Your Felt

Follow the on-screen prompts to cut your felt banner and felt letters. Both will use the fine-point blade and pink cutting mat.

4. Weed The Design

Weeding felt is very easy and doesn’t require any weeding tools*, simply pull the felt away from the cutting mat with your fingers.

*You might want a pair of fabric scissors to clean up any rough edges (I only had one little spot that I trimmed up a bit, everything else cut perfectly!).

5. Assemble with glue

Assemble the pieces of your felt banner using super glue. I ran a small bead of super glue along the back of the letters and then pressed it in place on the pennant.

I eye-balled the placement of my letters and it was easy since I was only working with a couple of pieces. If you’re worried about aligning your letters nice and straight, try laying a straight edge on your banner and line up the bottoms of your letters with that.

All in all, this quick Cricut Maker project was simpler than I expected and it turned out great! This DIY felt banner is a cute decoration to add to a nursery or kids’ room.

Logan’s is now hanging in his nursery, and Chloe’s banner will find a home after we give her room a quick makeover this fall.

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Have a fantastic day!

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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