I have the perfect summer craft for you – a Soccer Banner! I grew up playing soccer as a child and now as an adult I enjoy watching my niece and nephew at their local soccer games. My family and friends are really into the World Cup festivities that are taking place. I thought it would be fun to make a banner for parties and soccer enthusiasts.
Skill Level: Basic or Everyone
Completion Time: 45-60 minutes
- Kunin Classicfelt in White (for Soccer Balls)
- Kunin Classicfelt in Black
- Kunin Classicfelt in Pirate Green (for letters)
- Thin Cardboard
- Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
- Felt was cut with Sizzix XL Dies
- Banner circles (3 1/8 and 2 1/2 inches in size) were cut with the Jars Lids Bigz XL Die
- Small circles (1/2 inch in size) for grapes cut with Basic Shapes Bigz XL Die
- Letters were cut using the Fresh Blossoms Bigz XL Dies
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- Hot glue gun and sticks (for gluing twine to cardboard)
Begin by cutting the pieces for your banner with your die cutting machine. Here are the pieces you will need to cut:
- Banner circles: 8 circles of Thin Cardboard (size 3 1/8 inch circle); 5 circles of White Felt for soccer balls (size 3 1/8 inch circle); 3 circles of Black Felt for the letters (size 3 1/8 inch circle); 3 circles of White Felt for the letters (size 2 1/2 inch circle); 5 small circles in Black Felt and 1 in Thin Cardboard to use as a template for your soccer ball centers (size 1 1/4 inch circle).
- Letters: Pre-cut your letters in Pirate Green felt.
Cut your centers for the soccer balls. You will need to create a template to make the pentagon (5 sided shape) using the thin cardboard. Once you create your template, you can cut the small felt circles. You will use all of the extra trimmings for the soccer balls, so do not toss them. TIP: Take your time to create a good template! Making templates is what helps to build your skills as a crafter.
Next, you can now glue your banner pieces together. You can use tacky glue, I prefer to use Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue as it dries quickly. Be sure to use enough glue so all of the smaller pieces will stick well. Once you have glued your felt pieces together, you can then glue the final banner circles to the thin cardboard circles.
Next, you will need to line your banner up to glue the twine on. TIP: Be sure to align the banner circles as close together as possible! I use hot glue to adhere the twine to the backside of the banner (thin cardboard). Once the hot glue has dried, you are done and ready to hang your banner!
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Happy Summer Crafting!
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