Many of you may know that we just got done celebrating my daughter’s 1st birthday. It was a blue and pink themed party with LOTS of DIY party decorations (did you really expect me to pay lots of $$ for it all considering how cheap I am?)! One of the things I made was this DIY birthday banner to go on the DIY party backdrop. The banner was super simple to make and turned out really cute! Really, it can be a DIY banner for any kind of celebration – customize it to your own liking!
DIY Birthday Banner
•Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock (I got about two “flags” out of a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper. I got all my paper at Hobby Lobby.)
•Banner Template (found here)
•Adhesive Mounts of some sort (I used these)
•Ribbon (I used this kind)
I know I took pictures of this process, but it appears, I have deleted those photos! I am so sorry, but I promise, this is so easy you really don’t need photos.
Print out the banner template found here at Miss Lovie Creations. She did a great job of making her DIY birthday banner and I did mine very similar to hers.
Cut out the template. I used regular scissors for this.
Cut out the traced pieces. I used scissors for this as well, but you could use the X-Acto knife.
Place the circle template over scrapbook paper or card stock. Trace as many circles as letters you need. I chose to use just blue and pink solid card stock for this so that my letters didn’t disappear on patterned paper.
Cut out circles.
Write your letters on the circles. I used a pencil to sketch the letters out and then just went over them with a sharpie.
Use the adhesive mounts or some other adhesive to attach the circles to the flags. Hot glue would probably work fine as well.
Use the X-Acto knife to cut small slits in each upper corner of the flags.
Weave your ribbon in and out of the flags to string them together, then hang with thumbtacks.
All done! Easy peasy!