Easy Birthday Banner

Have I mentioned to you guys before that my oldest and youngest daughters’ birthdays are only one day apart?  So I’m trying to plan a First Birthday party for the baby and another party for my oldest and trying to make sure neither is overshadowed by the other.  And it tax season…so I’m not above taking a short cut or two…that’s where this super easy birthday banner comes in!
I was perusing the aisles of Target when I noticed this blank banner in the birthday section.  I think it was around $4 or $5.   And it happened to be gold (one of the colors for the First Birthday party) so I took it as a sign and snatched it up!

I pulled out the old (literally) cricut and starting cutting letters away!  It seems like everyone and their brother has a silohette these days but I’m still chilling with my Cricut on the rare chance that I get to do any paper crafting.  I set the size at 3″ for the letters and the pressure at 4 since I was using cardstock (leftover from Avery’s birth announcements ironically).  I cut the “st” for 1st at 1 1/4″.

Then I pulled out the Kindergarten grade glue stick and stuck a letter on each one.

I love the iridescence of the paper and that it came already hole punched with string included!  The 25 pieces were enough to do a “Happy 1st Birthday” banner and a “ONE” banner.


p.s. I’m linking up to Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Sugar Bee Crafts, DIY Showoff and Tatertots and Jello.

7 comments on “Easy Birthday Banner

  1. Have you looked on Craigslist? I've probably had this one 8 or 9 years so I would think they would go pretty cheap. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I gave mine away during my scrapping cease fire. I have no idea why I stopped, but it seems like a whole bunch of folks stopped as well. It was just so competitive. lol But now that I am crafting again, I have wishes, and they are undecided on which cutter path to follow.

  3. I used to scrapbook too…then I got so far behind on it that I gave up. I still have a bunch of paper and tools that I use from time to time on other projects though.

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