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Happy Birthday Banner

Children's birthdays are special occasions, and this cheery hand-crafted banner is sure to make any child's birthday even more memorable. Use the child's favourite colours and design elements to create a charming design just for your child!

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

Materials

  • Size of base paper when strung and folded over: 6.3" x 4.92"
  • Paper – 21 different styles
  • Trapezoid: 1.78" x 4.92"
  • Typical shape (BA-A123): 6.3" x 4.92"
  • Size of parts on base paper: 5.91" x 4.51"
  • Letters: 2.75" high; width varies according to letter
  • Make the size of all parts mounted on base paper 5.91" x 5.53"
  • String
  • Glue
  • Brother Scan N Cut

Methods:

  1. Select and cut the 4 built-in patterns for the banner shapes. Built-in Patterns: BA-A038 x 3 BA-A041 x 3 BA-A114 x 3 BA-A123 x 4

  2. Choose a trapezoid-shaped built-in pattern and weld it to the top of each of the other built-in patterns. Make pieces that are slightly larger than the pieces from step 1. The difference in size will make passing string possible. Built-in Patterns: BA-A029 x 13, BA-A038 x 3, BA-A041 x 3 BA-A114 x 3, BA-A123 x 4 Function: Editing Functions (Welding)

  3. Attach the pieces from step 1 to the base pieces from step 2.

  4. Select a built-in font to lay out and cut the letters. Built-in Pattern: FO-A002

  5. Glue together the pieces from steps 1, 2, and 4.

  6. Fold the top parts over the string and glue in place. To allow the parts to slide, apply the glue at an area away from the string.

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