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DIY Thanksgiving Banner with Silhouette Cameo 4 | Free Templates

Banner for Thanksgiving

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Gratitude is the greatest of virtues, which is why we must celebrate Thanksgiving by being aware of all the gifts given to us every day.

“Expressing gratitude is courteous and honorable, acting with gratitude is generous and noble; but to always live with gratitude in the heart is to touch the sky.”

Thomas S. Monson.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a beautiful Thanksgiving Banner with the Silhouette Cameo. If you have a Cricut, Brother or some other cutting plotter machine you can use the format supported by your software and follow the tutorial.

When you download a design file, it automatically downloads in SVG, Ai, DXF, Studio3, and Webp formats.

Plus I’ll give you lots of free design templates for you to enjoy making your DIY decorations for this great date.

These are the topics that we will cover in today’s tutorial:

  • Materials and accessories
  • Steps to organize the banner layout in Silhouette Studio
  • Cutting process in Silhouette Cameo 4
  • Assembly process.

In this tutorial, we will learn and have fun at every step, so if you are new to this world I suggest you stick to the instructions to get a wonderful project.

*This element is optional since the design of the pennants includes holes at the ends to connect them with the jute rope.

**This element is optional to decorate the banner.

Arrange the Design in Silhouette Studio

Step 1: Upload the Thanksgiving Banner Design Template

Download the design file to a folder on your PC, then open the Silhouette Studio program and click the “File” button in the top panel, then click “Open.”

In the dialog box, browse the folder in which you stored the design and double-click the file to open it in the Silhouette design software.

Step 2: Organize the design for the cut

When you open the file, at the top left, you will find the full banner design in a small size. This element serves as a reference to know what the distribution of the pieces is when you are assembling them and in case you want to modify the size.

In the central region of the design area, you will find the elements ungrouped and ready for duplication and cutting.

This is how you should see the layout when you open it:

In the design area you will find the following pieces:

  • The thumbnail banner design on the top left
  • The outline of the pennants
  • The letters of the phrase “GIVE THANKS”
  • The contours of the leaves in different designs.

The size of the pennants is 6 in (15.2 cm) wide by 11.9 in (30.2) high.

The letters of the phrase “GIVE THANKS” measure 2.5 in (6.3 cm) wide by 6 in (15.2 cm) tall approximately.

The size of the leaves must be adjusted according to your taste or need.

If you want the banner in another size, you will need to adjust it before ungrouping the elements for cutting.

Cutting process

Step 1: Select the elements, materials, tools, and cutting settings for each element.

You must drag out of the design area the elements or layers that you do not want to cut yet and leave only the element that you are going to cut. I suggest you start with the flags, but you can do it in any order.

Take the outline of the pennant, select it, left-click and in the drop-down menu click on “Duplicate”.

To cut this element you must select the Kraft cardboard and put it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.

Insert the AutoBlade or Automatic Blade into carriage 1 of the machine.

Note: For cutting kraft paper you can replace the AutoBlade with the Kraft Blade if you have it.

Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.

Tip: To cut this element I recommend you activate the “Line Segment Overcut”, this will make the sharp angles of the pennants cut better.

Now you are ready to cut the pennants!

Note: You must repeat this step until you get a total of 10 pennants.

You’re doing great, let’s continue!

Now I suggest you cut out the letters of the phrase “GIVE THANKS”.

You should drag them into the design area and get them as close as possible to save material when doing the cut.

To cut this element you must select the maroon cardboard and put it on the cutting mat, load the mat into the machine with the added material.

Insert the AutoBlade or Automatic Blade into carriage 1 of the machine.

Click the “Send” button in the upper right section of the menu and set the cutting options.

Tip: To better cut the angles of the letters, I recommend you activate the option “Overcut Line Segment”.

This banner is beautiful!

Now select the third element of the banner, the leaves, you just have to drag them to the design area and then “replicate” them until you get the copies you want.

To see the step-by-step of how to cut the leaves you must go to the article “DIY Thanksgiving Wreath”.

Step 2: Cut the Burlap Ribbon (Natural Jute)

Take the burlap ribbon and with the help of scissors cut 10 equal pieces, then cut a rectangular notch at the bottom of each piece to generate the same figure as the pennants.

Perfect! You are just a few steps away from finishing!

Assembly process

Step 1: Using Glue

Glue the burlap ribbon pennants onto the Kraft paper pennants using high-quality glue.

Then paste the leaves that will decorate the phrase “GIVE THANKS”, in this case, you must paste them in the corners of the pennants that will contain the letters “G, E, T, S”.

Now glue each of the letters of the phrase “GIVE THANKS” onto the pennants using high-quality glue, try to make it as symmetrical as possible, use a ruler, and take your time.

Step 2: Using the Wooden Clothespins and the Jute Cord

Take the wooden clothespins and use one at each end of the pennants to attach them with the jute cord.

If you do not have the wooden clothespins, insert the jute string through the holes that the flags have at the ends.

Finally, using jute cord and high-quality glue, form a chain of leaves.

This is fascinating!

Congratulations, your Thanksgiving banner is ready!

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Free DIY Designs and Thanksgiving Vinyl Transfer Templates

I hope you have as much fun making Thanksgiving crafts as I do! Here you can find the design template that I used in this tutorial and many others to inspire you to make multiple Super Cute Crafts.

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