Monday, January 27, 2014

"D" is for Doily Birthday Banner

Craft: doily birthday banner

An easy to make birthday banner using paper doilies and cardstock.

We recently celebrated Grandma's birthday with a chocolate themed party.
I made the doily banner with dark brown cardstock to complete the dessert table:

The doilies are inexpensive and add a pretty feminine touch with little effort.

To hang the banner I tacked each ribbon to the outside of the window molding:

How to make a doily birthday banner:

1. Print out letters to fit.  I used Ariel Black font at 175 point.
Choose outline print only in a very pale shade of brown, no fill:
(The ink is very faint on purpose which is why you can barely see the letters in this picture.)

2. Cut out letters, use an exacto knife to get the inner parts:

3. Cut circles from brown cardstock to fit just inside doily.
Using a glue stick attach letter to brown circle and then onto doily:

4. Make two 1/2" vertical slits near the top of each letter all the way through the brown cardstock and doily:

5. Slide the doily letter onto your ribbon:

Keep adding letters.

I'm linking up to:
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. Well crud. I was at the Dollar Store yesterday picking up some things for my daughter's 2nd birthday and I had these in my cart and put them back. It would have been soooo cute in pink. I may have to run back and get them. Love it.

  2. What a cute idea! Would be super cute for our launch party in blue! Looks like I'm off to the Dollar Tree in the morning!