Many of you may know that I recently celebrated my son’s 1st Birthday. I put together a Rock ‘n Roll music themed birthday party for my little man because of his love for music and musical instruments. While I have never seen myself as a crafty person I did get crafty this time and made LOTS of DIY Party Decorations! One of the things I made was this DIY Birthday Banner.
- Black Scrapbook paper or Cardstock (I got two banners out of one piece of paper.)
- Sheet Music Scrapbook paper or Craft Paper (I used a roll of craft paper from JoAnn Fabrics.)
- Birthday Banner Template (linked below)
- Adhesive mounts (I used Glue Dots.)
- X-Acto Knife or Portable Paper Cutter
- Ribbon (I used this because I liked that it was rustic looking.)
- One-Hole Punch
Print out the birthday banner template to get you started. My banner template includes everything you need to spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I added the letters to help out those who do not have access to die-cuts like I do. If you don’t want to use the letters you can draw your own on or buy poster letters to stick onto the banner.
Cut out the template. I cut out one of the big flags and one small one to use. I used cardboard as my template so if you would like to do this then I would recommend you trace the template and cut out the cardboard. (I find cardboard easier to trace multiple times than a piece of paper.
Place your banner templates over the back of your scrapbook paper or cardstock and trace it with a pencil. You will want to trace all of the flags for the bigger banner piece on the black paper and then trace the smaller banner piece onto the back of the music paper.
Cut out the traced pieces. I used the paper cutter, but you could use an X-Acto Knife or regular scissors. I like my lines perfect which is why I went with the paper cutter.
Cut out letters onto paper using scissors or a die-cut if you have them.If you chose to draw them or use stickers you would do this onto the music paper.
Use adhesive mounts to glue the two pieces of banner together. If you cut out letters then adhere those as well.
Punch holes onto the top two corners of each banner piece. I chose to punch the holes just above the corners of the music paper so that they were even.
Finally, string up the pieces of the banner in order and you are done!