DIY Happy Days Banner

DIY HAPPY BDAY Banner

When I was little, each day of my birthday, my mother decorated the dining room with a party banner.  Today, for my children, we also hang up a banner every year.

For the past few years, I’ve shopped some beautiful birthday banners at My Little Day. But this year, I’ve decided to make my very own DIY banner (at the last minute). I wanted to partake in an easy (FUN FUN) activity and share it with a few friends. Therefore, here is a DIY banner that you can make at home for a birthday party or for any other special occasion (BABY SHOWER, IL FAIT BEAU, FUN FUN).

These banners are extremely simple to make, and they can add a special decorative touch to any room for a special day or during the entire year.
What you will need:

– Crepe Paper (I used red)
– Glitter crepe paper (I used a bright blue sparkly one) or a rigid paper
– Glue stick
 (I used the brand UHU)
– A string
– A pair of scissors
– A pen
– Letters to print for your banner (You can download a few letters for HAPPY BDAY here, HAPPY DAYS here and FUN FUN or SUNSHINE here.)

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 1

Determine the size of your banner (Multiply times 2. For example, if you would like a banner of about  80cm, cut your string into 160 cm or 80 cm x 2.  Choose your preferred colors of crepe paper for the fringe and the other for the letters. Contrasting colors are best.

Step 2

Print your letters on the rigid paper or on normal paper. You can draw your own letters or download your letters at the link above. 

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 3

Cut out your letters on the rigid paper to use on your banner. Otherwise, cut out the letters on standard paper and trace them out on the crepe paper, then cut them out.

DIY Fringe Banner

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 4

Fold your crepe paper (for the fringe banner) and place the string inside the fold.

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 5

Add the glue at the top of the fold leaving approximately 2 cm of space between the fold and the string. 

DIY Fringe Banner

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 6
Cut, cut and cut the fringe with your scissors.  This will require a bit of patience! Fringing scissors can be practical and faster, if you have a pair!

DIY Fringe Banner

DIY Fringe Banner

Step 7

Glue in place the letters at the top of your fringe banner.

DIY Fringe Banner

DIY Fringe Banner

Now you are ready to suspend your banner! Happy Birthday ! Bon fête !

DIY Happy Days Banner

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