Sunday, October 25, 2009

How To Make Mini Birthday Banners

Last weekend we celebrated my daughter's birthday so I've had birthday decorations on the brain. This is one of the ideas that has been on my mind, mini birthday banners. The letters in the birthday banner are only 1 1/2 inches high. Because the letters are tiny, the banner fits perfectly in a bedroom doorway. You could also hang it on a bulletin board or the fridge. Wouldn't you want to be surprised by one of these in your office or at home?

Small Letters - There's a couple of ways to go about this. I cut mine out using a Cricut. If you don't have a personal cutting machine another option is to buy small letters in the scrapbooking section. Another way to make the letters is to type them out in Word to a size you want. Print the letters on the back side of nice card stock and cut out the letters.

Small rectangles - the ones I used were 1/4" by 1 1/2" Will depend on the size of your letters.

Extra small brads

Small hole punch



Glue each of your letters to the center of the rectangles. Punch a hole on each side.

Overlap the holes of the two rectangles and secure with a brad. Continue to do this until you spell out the entire phrase. Tie string to the each end. Hang for everyone to enjoy.

*Later in the week I'll be sharing how we celebrated my daughters birthday including decorations, food, and cake.


baballa said...

As usuall great!!

Jaz said...

this is beautiful! i can't believe how easy it is!

babalisme said...

So that's how to make it in a circular look!!!

Ayie said...

i bet your daughter's very happy with her decor =)

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