Six Step DIY Birthday Banner

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Want to add a personal and creative touch to your next celebration? Consider making your own banner. Birthday, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, the list goes on! You can personalize it, add glitter, or add a name. Recently, we had Kiwi Lane’s 11th birthday so Mindy Fullmer made this banner to celebrate. We thought we would share how she put it together with all of you.

What You’ll Need
  • Lacey Trims Accessory Set
  • Rings Accessory Set
  • Tiny Celebrate Accessory Set
  • Party Accessory Set
  • Colored 8.5 x 11 cardstock
  • Scrapbooking paper of your choice
  • Large Alphabet sticker letters (to spell Happy Birthday)
  • Ribbon
Step One

Trace the Lacey Trims  3 template on colored cardstock paper 15 times and then cut it out and set it aside. The reason we recommend using cardstock paper instead of scrapbooking paper is because it reduces the waste of paper when cutting.


Depending on how big you want your banner pieces, you can choose other Lacey Trim Templates. The bigger the template, the wider the banner will be.

Step Two

Cut out the Rings 3 template 15 times on 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper of your choice. Kiwi Lane has some great paper options you can choose from. Making a back to school banner? We have School Days paper. Just want bright paper that will stand out? Try out our On The Bright Side paper.

Step Three

If you want to add another layer to your banner, cut out the Rings 2  template 15 times between three different colors of cardstock (this will be 5 cut-outs of 3 colors)

What You Should Have So Far

15 cut-outs of the Lacey Trims 3 template on your choice of cardstock paper

15 cut-outs of the Rings 3 template on your choice of scrapbooking paper

15 cut-outs of the Rings 2 template split between 3 colors of cardstock (5 each)

Step Four

Layer your banner. Lacey Trims 3 goes first, then Rings 3, then Rings 2. Adhere everything down and then pull two to the side and leave them blank for now. Put your alphabet stickers on the others so they spell Happy Birthday.

Step Five

Put the Happy Birthday pieces aside and grab you two blank pieces. These are the design elements of your banner, so you can add candles or cupcakes, or just layer them some more. For our banner, we used Tiny Celebrate 5T as well as the Party Accessory set and Tiny Shapes Accessory set.

Step Six

Punch a hole through the upper left and right corner of each banner piece. Separate the H-a-p-p-y pieces and the b-i-r-t-h-d-a-y pieces. Then, run a ribbon through the holes on the H-a-p-p-y banner and tie it off and then do the same for the b-i-r-t-h-d-a-y banner.


Now you have a banner! Congratulations! This is only one in a thousand of the possible ways you could play-to-create this DIY birthday banner. Have an idea of how to mix this up? That’s great, we would love to see what you create so go share it with us on our play-to-create facebook group. Know someone with a birthday coming up or who has to plan an event? Feel free to share this idea with them and comment down below how you would use this fun craft. You can also check out the video of Mindy creating a birthday banner below.

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