The most popular post this year has been our 2nd Star Wars Banner post. It is really nice to get such positive feedback on the pieces we do! 🙂 THANKS GUYS!! So I am thinking it would be a good idea to post the patterns for the last of the 3 banners we have made so far… while you still have time to make it for the big party. You ARE throwing a May the Fourth be with You Party, right?
We are just starting to plan ours now. The invites are out. The “staging” area (i.e. my office) has all kinds of fabrics, crafts, and bags strewn all around. I am even storing some food there. Last year I couldn’t find Oreo Thin Crisps for our Imperial S’mores in any of our local stores. So when I saw them a few weeks back, I made sure to stack up. Next week, we will start planning the rest of the food, and do some test runs on new dishes. WOO-HOO!!! We might not be able to share them with you in time for this year’s festivities, but we certainly will before next year’s.
The banners, they are of course already done.
If you want to make your own, here is how…
- Thick paper like card stock or scrap booking paper. (We used a shimmering yellow metallic for C-3PO.)
- String (we used Jute String)
- Glue (Yes! Craft Glue with a foam brush is my favorite)
- X-acto Knife or Silhouette Cameo 2 Die-cutting Machine (waaaaaay easier)
- Patterns (go to end of post for downloads)
- Figure out which and how many designs you need.
- Cut the silhouettes out.
- Fold the top of each.
- Measure the window/area the banner will hang.
- Cut the string a to size (add a bit extra, for good measure).
- Fold the string in half to get the middle.
- Starting there, going out to the edges, lay out the flags/designs.
- Starting with the middle one, carefully glue flap and press closed.
- Hang up!
Tips & Notes:
If you are cutting by hand you can use either a jpeg or a pdf. If you are using a cutting machine you will need a vector file. Download the pdf, and convert to the format you need in Illustrator .
And as always, feel free to use the patterns for any and all personal uses, but do not sell any items made with them. We love people sharing, but do not share them off your own site, instead, link to this post. And if you post pictures (anywhere), you need to write “Pattern ® Anette Nam Design” and include the URL maythefourthbewithyouparty.com.