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Back to School Pencil Teacher Banner

Back to School Pencil Teacher Banner

I can’t believe it's back to school time!! It seems like just yesterday was the last day of school! What better way to welcome students back with this adorable “Welcome” banner? This would also make a great teacher gift as well... just change “welcome” to your teachers name. 
Ok, lets start making!!
  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers:

    • Factory Yellow Colorplan 65lb
    • Gumdrop Green Pop-Tone 65lb 

    • Brown Box Kraft 100lb

    • Chocolate Speckletone 100lb
    • Ebony Colorplan 65lb 

    • Bright White Colorplan 100lb

    • Candy Pink Colorplan 65lb
    • Smoke Grey Colorplan 65lb

    • Bright Red Colorplan 65lb 

  • Double-Sided Foam Dots

  • Bearly Arts Glue
  • Die Cutting Machine (Cricut or similar)

  • Pencil, Apple, & Flag Pennant Cricut Images 

  • Font from Cricut

  • Craft Tweezers (optional)

I started by searching my Cricut software for files for an apple, a pencil, and a pennant. You can also find our free pennant svgs here. You will also need to choose a font. I like using fonts that have two layers, or you can use the "off-set" feature to add a background layer. 


cricut design space files for teacher pencil banner


Next, cut all of your images. I used the following colors for mine:

  • Pencil: Factory Yellow, Candy Pink, Bright White, Smoke Grey, Ebony, and Brown Box Kraft
  • Apple: Bright Red, Bright White, Gumdrop Green, and Chocolate Brown
  • Pennant: Brown Box Kraft
  • Letters: Ebony and Bright White


die-cut pieces for pencil teacher banner


Once you have all the pieces cut out you can start gluing and layering them. I used Bearly Arts Glue to adhere all my pieces together.


Gluing together die-cut paper pieces for teacher pencil banner

Once you have all your pieces glued (pencil, apple, and letters) you can start pop dotting the letters onto the pencils and the apple onto the pennant flag. Place foam tape on the back of the pieces and adhere them to the pennants.


adding foam pop dots to letters and apples for pencil teacher banner

The final step is to punch holes in the pencils & pennant flags and string your banner. I used my crop-a-dile to punch my holes.


 using ribbon to string teacher pencil banner pennants

Now it's time to welcome students back!! I hope you enjoyed this project!


Teacher Pencil Welcome Banner


Making a fun back to school craft? Be sure to show us on Facebook and Instagram! You can tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories. 

Happy Crafting! 


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