Fall is Birthday Season in my family, so I have created this HAPPY BIRTHDAY double banner out of brightly colored Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ Balloons. Reverse cutting the letters gives this traditional banner a modern look. Add some ribbon and twine with a bit of glue and you are done!
Here’s what you will need:
- Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts (one of each) Red; Candy Pink; Fuchsia; Coral Red; Orange; Bright Yellow; Neon Green; Pirate Green; Lagoon; Neon Blue; Brilliant Blue; Violet Sky and Orchid
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Balloon Pattern
- White Paper Twine (thirteen 12” lengths); Permanent Marker; White 1” Cotton Webbing (twelve 1” lengths); Scissors; Scrap Paper; 9” x 12” Chipboard and Pencil.
Here’s how to make it:
Download and print Balloon pattern HERE. Cut out, trace onto chipboard and then cut out again. Trace Balloon on to each color of Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ with a permanent marker and cut out with scissors.
To figure how to draw the letters HAPPY BIRTHDAY backwards, first drew them correctly on a scrap of paper. Hold that paper up backwards on a window and trace over the letters with a permanent marker. I then free hand drew the letters onto the Balloons, but you can create templates and trace the letters on to the Balloons. Cut out each letter with scissors. TIP: If you are careful cutting, you will have all of the letters to spell HAPPY BIRTHDAY for another project!
Flip Balloons over, so that the sides are touching and attach each Balloon with a 1” piece of cotton webbing, using Beacon Felt Glue, let dry. Make sure to follow your backwards diagram when gluing the Balloons together, so they end up in the correct order when ready to hang. TIP: I created two banners HAPPY and then BIRTHDAY, separately, so they would be easier to hang.
Cut thirteen lengths of white paper twine and attach to back of each Balloon at the base with Beacon Felt Glue, let dry.
The HAPPY BIRTHDAY Balloon banner can be customized to include the name of the Birthday Boy or Girl, as well as a color scheme to match your party’s theme! Quick and easy, this banner went together in just under one hour (not including drying time).
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth