I love making handmade birthday cards for friends and loved ones. A fun twist on a handmade birthday card is a Happy Birthday Banner Box. Instead of giving a birthday card that will get filed away, make a sweet happy birthday banner that the birthday boy/girl can hang up to remember their special day.
Materials: Kraft box, colored text-weight paper, various colored cardstock, white sticker paper, printer, scissors, 1” circle paper punch, 1.5” circle paper punch, 1/16” hole punch, twine, double-sided tape, washi tape
Step 1: Print letters to spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY and birthday greetings onto white sticker paper. Cut out birthday greetings and two strips of colored text-weight paper.
Step 2: Wrap colored paper strip around the box lid and secure on the inside with double stick tape. Repeat with bottom of box.
Step 3: Remove backing of birthday greeting and place it on the colored paper strip. Repeat with bottom of box.
Step 4: Use 1” circle paper punch to cut out HAPPY BIRTHDAY letters. Use 1.5” circle paper punch to cut out 16 circles out of various colored cardstock. Place colored circles in the order you will use them for the banner.
Step 5: Remove backing of HAPPY BIRTHDAY letters and adhere to the center of the colored paper circles.
Step 6: Use 1/16” hole punch and punch two holes on each side of the HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner circles.
Step 7: String twine through the holes to create the banner, leaving 12” on each end of the banner.
Step 8: Wind up a 6” of string on the left side of the banner and secure to the lid with a piece of washi tape. Repeat with other side of banner and bottom of box.
Step 9: Tuck garland into box and place lid on the box.