Have I ever told y'all about the birthday craziness of my family? Like, somehow, everyone's birthdays are all on top of each other and/or around a major holiday. Case in point – my husband's birthday is the day before Valentine's Day.
Poor guy. His whole life has been people passing over his birthday to get to the next holiday. When we started dating, I vowed not to do that. And I've kept that promise.
One way that I have is by pre-buying and pre-making everything I need to make his day special. I keep it all in a small bin that I pull together after taking down our Christmas decorations. The morning of his birthday, I put up the decorations, sign his card, and everything is ready to go.
Wanna make your own DIY felt “Happy Birthday” banner? I've got the step-by-step directions and a free download for you!
DIY Felt “Happy Birthday” Banner
Time needed: 15 minutes.
An easy to make and affordable felt “Happy Birthday” banner perfect for using year after year. That you can DIY using your Cricut Maker!
- Get The File.
- Set Up Your Cricut Maker.
Click the “Customize” button to change the size of the project OR click the “Make It” button to start cutting.
- Prep Your Mat.
Take the protective film off the 12″x12″ fabric mat and adhere your piece of felt on it. Be sure to press it down all over to make it stick completely.
Next, select the pink “Felt” option from the “Select Material” option. Then, be sure to load your rotary blade (gears in, plastic cover out) securely into the slot on the right in your Cricut Maker.
- Load Your Mat And Cut.
Now, use the arrows button on your Cricut Maker to gently load the mat. Once the loaded, the “Cricut” button on your Cricut Maker will blink – push it to begin cutting.
Repeat the loading and cutting steps as needed to cut all your banner pieces.
- Weed Your Pieces.
Use your wedding tool and/or scraper to remove the felt pieces from the mats (the weeding tool is really helpful with the tiny threading holes on the letters).
- Assemble Your Banner.
Cut two lengths of baker's twine (however long you need) and use the small holes in the felt pieces to thread them on the twine. I used one length to do the “Happy” letters and another one to do the “Birthday” letters.
Hang your banner and enjoy!
Isn't it adorable? I love that it can be made is so many different colors and you can even modify the fonts (using my file). I really love having a few bits of handmade goodness to add to my pre-purchased decor items.
I feel like that gives any life celebrations a really special feel and sentimentality. And this one can be used over and over again which makes it affordable AND adorable. Once again, #CricutMade for the win!
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