This festive and bright watermelon inspired summer banner is the easiest banner I’ve ever made. I also have to tell you I absolutely adore it. It almost looks yummy enough to eat! It would fit perfectly at a summer block party or family reunion BBQ. Add a few hints of red, green and gingham to really kick up your decorations. P.S. If you’re looking for a killer dish to bring to a BBQ, this chicken pasta salad is to DIE for!
The pennant banner is great for mimicking watermelon slices, so I thought I would give it a go, but it would also work great for any citrus fruit, orange, lemon or lime! The best part of this banner is I didn’t have to mount and layer paper after paper. The pain.staking.cutting! I used my paper cutter for the whole project.
Watermelon Summer Banner
2 sheets red card stock (letter size)
1 sheet dark green card stock (letter size)
1 sheet light green card stock (letter size)
6-8 mini clothespins
Print the Banner
1. First download and save this awesome printable pennant banner made by Kate Pullen. Just follow the link and follow the directions for downloading. If you want your banner to look just like mine (SUMMER with the same font), you can download my banner at the end of this post and continue to step 3. If you want to use a different font or spell a different word continue to step 2.
2. Open PicMonkey.com and add a letter to each pennant and save when finished. To make the next set of letters you can replace what you all ready have and save the file as another name. If you’ve never used PicMonkey, don’t worry, it’s FREE to use and we’ve got this easy tutorial: How to Add Text in PicMonkey. You’re going to love what you can do with this program!
3. Print your banner on the red card stock.
Cut and Paste the Banner
1. Cut each piece of the pennant out using a paper cutter. Be sure to cut off the black outline.
2. Next cut three lengthwise 1 ½” strips of both light and dark green card stock. You’ll need three strips of each color.
3. To make the watermelon rind, glue one dark green strip on top of a light green strip with about a ¼” light green showing. Make three of these and cut each in half at 5 ½” inches. You’ll have 6 rinds in the end.
4. Glue your rind to your watermelon pennant.
Assemble the Banner
1. Now all you need to do is cut a strip of jute string and clip on each pennant with a mini clothespin and voila, a darling summer banner!
2. You can also add fabric or ribbons to jazz it up even more. I’m loving my red gingham ribbon.