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Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian are super popular with all ages right now, so it was no wonder when I asked my son what I should design for February he insisted on a few Baby Yoda Valentines ideas. All of the Baby Yoda ideas in this post can be made with your Cricut Explore Air 3!
If you follow me at all, you know that I spent plenty of years cutting things out by hand, but the Cricut machines have been pretty life changing for making party decorations. If I can dream it up, I can make it and put a file out there on Cricut Design Space so you can replicate it exactly.
It just so happens that Cricut has a few pieces of Star Wars clip art available to purchase that I was able to manipulate and make Valentines ready. Love comes in all shapes and sizes. And with Cricut, anyone can become a Valentine’s Day match-MAKER!
Baby Yoda Cut Out
This larger-than-mat Baby Yoda is a great little accent for a Valentine party table (with a Baby Yoda theme, of course.) You can find the Baby Yoda Cricut design file here to make this one on your own. Add a little heart to the cut out to make it Valentines Day perfect!
DIY Mandalorian decoration
Simple touches to get your character-themed party idea across is always best. Aside from the big Baby Yoda, I made this “LOVE – This is the way” sign, which is a quote from The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian is known for saying, “This is the way.” The “love” part in the DIY art is to make it work with our Valentines Day party.
There was an old sign I bought on clearance in my garage that I refurbished to make the “This is the way” sign. I cut removable vinyl to put on the piece, so this can be a temporary installation in my house.
Another quick paint job and bit of DIY Mandalorian decoration for our party is this imprint of the Mandalorian helmet in red. It got popped on top of a cake stand so it could be seen on the table. I love the thick wood frame! See the Mandalorian Cricut Design Space file here to make this Valentine decor.
Last sign I made is a printable. When the project is smaller, it’s often the easier way to make things!
Paper Heart Garlands
Baby Yoda Banner for Valentines Day
Baby Yoda in Cricut Design Space
Open up the Yoda One Design Space file and get ready to cut. Best to have all your paper stacked up and on mats before you get started!
This file does not require any alterations on your part (unless you want it to be bigger or smaller!) so you can hit "make it" after you open the file. You can move the banner parts around on the first "make it" screen to best use all the space on your paper.
Save the cuts from the insides of the letters, as we'll be adding those back in later!
Valentine Banner Pennant Assembly
Fold each of the light pink pennants in half.
In the pennant with the Baby Yoda head, glue stick the black half pennant to the inside bottom (the not cut out part). Be sure to align the papers at the points so they are all even. Put the green pennant on top of the black. Don't glue the pennant shut quite yet!
In the pennant with letters, glue stick the red half pennant to the inside bottom (the not cut out part). Be sure to align the papers at the points so they are all even.
Stringing the Yoda Banner on Ribbon
It's easiest to see where you want the pennants on the ribbon if you line up all the letters on the table first. Lay your ribbon across the open pennants as shown above.
Once you have them where you want them, apply glue to the inside of the pennant on the cut section.
Close the pennant over the ribbon. Press down on the paper all over for a few seconds until the glue sets enough the pennant doesn't pop open.
Glue the center parts of the "Os" and the "D" onto the pennants. Add the heart to the Yoda head pennants.
The Baby Yoda Valentine banner is now complete and ready to hang.
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