I have a super easy, birthday project to share with you today!
It’s my roommate’s birthday this week, so I made a birthday banner to hang in our apartment to celebrate!
- 4.5 by 6.5 Cardstock Scrapbooking Paper
- Acrylic Paint (I recommend metallic!)
- Scotch Tape
- Hole Punch
- Something Angled (I’m using a name tag)
Start the project by deciding what phrase you want to spell out with your banner. I chose “Happy Birthday!”
Once you’ve decided on a phrase, count out the appropriate number of cardstock pages.
I’m using a name tag I was given several years ago on my Bid Day.
Lay down your angled piece and trace with a pencil.
Go ahead and cut all of the banner pieces now.
I painted my letters in a basic font. I didn’t want anything too complicated. A low maintenance font makes the project much easier to complete!
If you’re not comfortable free handing the letters with your paintbrush, draw them lightly with pencil first and then paint over the lines.
Thread the ribbon in and out of each punched hole. I like to fold the end of the ribbon in half, so it fits nicely through the holes without giving me much trouble!
I would keep your ribbon on the spool while threading the letters. That way you won’t encounter the problem of too little or too much ribbon on each end.
Once each banner piece is secured, the banner is ready to hang!
I promise the banner looks fantastic in person though!
I’ve made a few of these over the years for different occasions. They’re great for any celebration you may have!
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial!