DIY Glitter Birthday Banner

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Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so I made him a glitter happy birthday banner!  It was so much fun.  I love adding glitter with spray adhesive since the dry time is less than a minute.  The spray adhesive won’t warp paper like glue will.  Attach the letters together with an eyelet tool or grab some brass fasteners.


White cardstock
Craft knife
Spray adhesive
Newspaper, junk mail, or plastic
Crop-A-Dile eyelet punch & eyelets OR brass fasteners
Tape or glue
Ribbon (optional)

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Print out the file on white card stock.

Happy Birthday Banner

Click on the photo above to enlarge.  Then save to your computer before printing.

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Cut out the stars and letters.

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Use a craft knife to cut out the center of letters.

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Next, put the letters in order and sort them by glitter color.

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Prepare a workspace for the spray adhesive.

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I use several pieces of junk mail and a school project cardboard to catch the excess glue spray.

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Spray the letters with the adhesive and move to a fresh piece of paper.  Then sprinkle with glitter.

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Shake off the excess glitter and set aside.

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Now prepare your workspace for a new glitter color.  Cover the sticky piece of junk mail with a new one.

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Glue on glitter to the rest of the letters.

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Put the letters in order.

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Cut up several pieces of cardstock into thin strips.

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This is a crop-a-dile eyelet tool.  Be sure you read the directions and are familiar with how to use it.  If you do not want to invest in one of these, grab some brass fasteners to use instead.

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Using this tool, punch a hole through two pieces of cardstock.

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Insert the eyelet and set, but don’t press too hard because you want the strips pieces of paper to remain mobile.

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Continue to insert eyelets to the rest of the paper strips.

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Tape or glue to letters.

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If you want, add ribbon to the end of the banner and hang.


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