This craft is great to do with your kids and a fun way to personalize decorations for any occasion.  Depending on the size of letters you choose to use, you could hang it on a wall, in a doorway or even on your fridge.  We see this banner most commonly used for Happy Birthday, but with the holidays coming up I think it’d be fun to try Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah.
Banner 1

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Supplies you will need

Letters- You can get these from the craft store in the scrapbooking section, or cut them out of a decorative paper you like. If you want a smaller banner, I would recommend using letters about 1 ½ inches high and if you want a larger banner 4 inches is a good size.

Rectangles- The size of the rectangles will depend on the size of your letters.  They need to be big enough to attach to the top of the letter with about a ½ inch of extra space on each end.  A heavy stock paper works best for these pieces.

Extra small brads

Small hole punch


E6000 glue

Once you have all of your letters and rectangles, lay them out to make sure everything looks the way you want.  Then, glue the top part of each letter to the rectangles.  Once the glue has dried, punch a hole on each side.

Banner 2

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Overlap the holes of the two rectangles and secure with a brad.  Continue until you’ve spelled out the entire phrase.  Use the end holes to tie with string and the banner is ready to hang.