Besides the Hello Kitty Paper Lanterns that I made, this Hello Kitty Birthday Banner is my second favorite decoration – and one of my most favorite party decorations I’ve ever made! It really was quite simple – it just takes some time and patience.
How to Make a Birthday Banner
- Cardstock (Various Pinks, Purple, Black, White)
- Thin Pink and White Ribbon
- Craft Bond Glue Stick
- Silhouette Paper Cutter
How to Make:
- Create your layout before you get started. Figure out what you want it to say, where you want the Hello Kitty’s and your color pattern. Once I figured all of that out, I knew how many banner pennants that had to be cut out in each color, how many Hello Kitty’s, etc.
- Now that you know your layout, it’s time to cut out the banners. Using this silhouette .svg pennant banner template, you can print out all the pennants you need for your design.
- Now pick your font for the letters you want to cut out and create the cut outs using your Silhouette. I used Bubble Gum font and printed it out in black.
- Now it’s time to cut out the Hello Kitty’s. This part is the most time consuming – as there are many small cut outs and assembly. You can find the full package, along with the assigned colors in this Hello Kitty Silhouette .SVG package.
- Now you have everything you need and can assemble your banner pennants. I laid it all out on the ground prior to glueing anything on, to help eliminate mistakes.
- Once ready, start glueing everything on. I used an Elmer’s Craft Bond Extra Strength Glue Sticks as that was a more instant stick and I didn’t have to wait as long for the glue to dry.
- Once everything is dry, using thin white ribbon, i tied bows between each pennant. This gives the banner some flexibility and if you accidentally put something in the wrong spot – it’s no big deal to untie and move.
- Once everything is tied together, figure out where you are going to hang the banner and then add on long pieces of pink thin ribbon to tie it to the wall/mantle or wherever it is being hung.
That’s it! It’s a little bit of a time consuming process but really it isn’t too difficult. If you get stuck and have any questions, just let me know – I would be happy to help.