After the Layered Mandala Thanksgiving Banner was so well received, I received multiple requests for a Christmas version. Since I love designing and working with the layered mandalas, I couldn’t say no.
Look how cute it turned out! I’ve hung my banner from a shelf in my entry way that is really more decorative than practical.
I did not have enough time this week to create an assembly video for the banner, but you will find brief directions below. The banner can be assembled in the same manner as my Layered Mandala Alphabet and I do have a process video in that post if you’re new to this type of project.
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MATERIALS TO MAKE A LAYERED MANDALA CHRISTMAS BANNER
- 65 lb Cardstock – I used 8.5×11 Recollections Cardstock from the Poinsettia pack and instead of the gray, added one layer of green. 6 sheets of red, 4 brown, and 3 each of white and green. If cut on 12×12 paper, the whole banner could be cut on 12 sheets of paper (as sized).
- Christmas Twine – I picked up this red and white twine at my local Michael’s.
- Wood Beads
- Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
- Foam tabs – These foam tabs from Tombow are my absolute favorite. They’re thick enough to provide a good dimension to each project.
- Light grip mat (blue light grip)
- Cricut Maker – or your favorite cutting machine.
- Design #110 – Layered Merry Christmas Banner SVG – The free cut file (available in my freebie vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
This design I saved a couple of ways (all in SVG format). The complete banner with all 14 letters is one download. You’ll also find a folder with the the SVG saved in 3 parts. This is to ease the overwhelm of all the various layers and help my friends with Brother Scan N Cut who need a design all on a 12×12″ mat for ease of use.
The banner shown in my photo was cut with each letter section measuring 3.499″x5.087″. If you need to resize your banner, I recommend doing so while the section is grouped so that all layers stay in the correct proportions.
When cutting the Recollections paper on my Maker, I use the light cardstock cut setting with the paper on a light blue mat.
Using a brayer to adhere the cardstock to the mat will help reduce tears while cutting.
To remove the paper from the mat without tearing or curling, turn the mat upside down on your work surface and gently bend the mat away from the paper while keeping the paper as flat as possible on your table.
Make sure when cutting the top layer not to throw out the center of the letters R and A. You’ll want to glue them to the second layer.
Because the top layer is so thin, I use spray adhesive to attach the top to the second layers.
For all layers below the top, Tombow foam tabs were my choice of adhesive. I then strung the banner pieces together using Christmas twine and wood beads for dividers.
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