I’m using cork sheets & iron-on to make this cute toddler room decor!
Bunting is a great way to help decorate a girls room. As I have two toddler aged girls, I thought it would be cool to make name banners to go above each of their beds. Also, they just love it when I make things like this especially for them!
I’m going to share with you how to:
set up a banner project in Design Space
cut cork with the Cricut Maker using the rotary blade
cut Cricut Patterned Iron On
heat press onto cork
Cork Sheets & Rolls
Here is a selection of recommended cork rolls and sheets that you can use for this type of project!
None of these options are adhesive backed cork sheets (because that’s not great for Cricut & heat press crafts), but if that’s what you’re looking for, try here!
Here’s how to make the swallowtailed banner shape in Design Space:
Click ‘templates’, look for ‘banners – swallowtailed’ and select it
Once the template appears on your canvas select the size of your template (small, medium, large or custom – I did custom 3.6 inches wide so that I could fit 6 on a page of cork)
Select ‘shapes’, select ‘square’ and unlock it to make a rectangle the same size as the banner template
Click ‘shapes’, select ‘triangle’ and unlock it to make a triangle the same size as the bottom of the swallowtail shape
Select ‘shapes’, select ‘circle’ and resize it over the template to make string holes the same size as the template
Place the triangle over top of the rectangle and slice them together, then delete sliced out pieces
Place one circle at a time over top of the rectangle and slice them together, then delete sliced out pieces (you can only slice two items at once)
Once you have completed your first banner, just duplicate it to the amount of letters in the name you are making a banner for
After making the cork bunting I wished I hadn’t made the string holes so close to the edge. I had to do a bit of a fix up job on a few holes, so make sure you don’t make them so close to the edge as I did!
Then I chose the font ‘Corbel’ in bold style for the letters.
I just made sure each letter was going to fit nicely on the swallowtail shape. I divided the letters in the name ‘Meadow’ into 3 different colors, so that I could cut them out of 3 different sheets of patterned Iron On.
It was very difficult to figure out how to cut cork with the Maker.
One website I read said ‘choose the cork setting in Design Space’, but I could not find any cork setting for the life of me. I tried to look up the official Cricut info for cutting cork as well, but couldn’t find a thing!