I stumbled upon gorgeous gold glitter banners (like this and this or this) and thought it’d be the perfect thing to add for Jon’s 30th birthday party. If money was overflowing, I would have just purchased a ‘Happy Birthday’ banner directly from Etsy and be done with it. But, since spending over RM70 for a banner that would be up for a day (at most) seemed a little outrageous, I had to do the next best thing – make one!
Here’s what you need:
- thick glittered cardstock (make sure you get really thick paper so that it holds up once cut) or glittered foam (I used gold glittered foam like this one)
- regular paper for printing out letters
- x-acto knife or a pair of sharp scissors
- hole punch
- 0.5 cm thick ribbon (2.5 m long is more than sufficient)
- Some people are good with free hand but I’m certainly not one of those people. I resorted to printing ‘Happy Birthday’ using the ‘Franklin Gothic Heavy’ font at size 600 on Microsoft Word. To save ink, I changed the letters to an outline rather than a full fill.
- Once printed on regular paper, I cut out each letter following the outline using an x-acto knife.
- Then, I traced the letters onto the back of the gold glitter foam. Make sure to reverse letters that require it. I kept forgetting and made quite a few mistakes here.
- Cut out each glitter letter using the x-acto knife.
- Next, punch out two holes about 1.5 cm apart at the top of each letter using a hole punch.
- String your pretty ribbon through each set of hole punches and tadaa… you’re done!
This is a really simple and quick project and turned out beautifully! So lovely that I’m bringing this out for every birthday party we host : )