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Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

I made this “Happy 1st Birthday Elise” pink and yellow hanging birthday banner for Elise’s pink monkey and bananas birthday party. I hung it over our living room curtains using three kinds of ribbon – vintage yellow ric-rac, yellow solid ribbon and yellow and white polka-dot ribbon, then I added pink and yellow balloons on the sides.

This free happy birthday banner hanging sign printable coordinates with Elise’s other free pink monkey 1st birthday party printable templatesmonkey birthday party hat, month-by-month photo display of how Elise has grown, front door happy birthday signs, bubble favors, monkey thank you cards, and monkey party cake:

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Happy birthday banners seem to be all the rage on etsy right now but I figured, why pay for what I can make my way for free? And now it is yours. Just email me if you’d like it customized — add names, change colors, change year and more — for bananas …oh, I mean peanuts.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

WANNA MAKE IT? Free printable, step-by-step tutorial instructions and supply list for making my DIY happy birthday banner free printable hanging sign craft project –>

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Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign  free craft project tutorial by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign  free craft project tutorial by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign  free craft project tutorial by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design



Supplies:

I can customize this printable template for you for a nominal charge – add names, change colors, change year and more – or create a custom party invitation. Just send me an email.

NOTE: This free templates do not include the large bananas that I hung from the Happy Birthday sign or put next to her refrigerator sign because I bought that illustration on iStockPhoto.com and then altered the colors and number of bunches. So if you’d like to use the large bananas, please buy the illustration at iStockPhoto.com or search for free banana clip art.

How to make ‘a Happy 1st Birthday” Banner Hanging Sign
Print my “Happy 1st Birthday” free printable template onto card stock weight white paper. You can either print it at home or do what I do and send it online to FedEx Office.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Cut out the letters using an Xacto knife, ruler and self-healing mat. Lay the letters out in order like this:

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Punch holes in the upper corners where letters join.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Cut a piece of ribbon about 5” long. String through the holes and tie, being careful not to tighten too tightly and break the paper. Repeat for Happy and 1st and Birthday. If you use bananas, put bananas between the words.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Using yellow ribbons and vintage ric rac, hang the sign, adding your child’s name underneath asymmetrically, balancing it with cut-out hung bananas.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

Add three balloons at each end, tying with ribbon.

Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign by Kathy Beymer at Merriment Design

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use this free pattern and step-by-step tutorial instructions for personal use with the request that you post a comment below. Contact me for any commercial use – this includes etsy sellers. Craft and pass it on!

 
 




17 Responses to “Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable”


  1. Lucy Says:

    Hi there, I’m going to use this banner for my daughter’s 1st birthday next weekend – thank you so much!

  2. jessica Says:

    i was looking one for my cousins first birthday good idea. do you have templet for the bananas too.

  3. jessica Says:

    i was looking for my cousin.thanks

  4. jessica Says:

    i was looking for a 1st birthday day banner for my cousins sons first birthday

  5. Sherry Says:

    Love your ideas, going to attempt to make the banner….thanks!!

  6. Renee Says:

    I was hoping to get the free printable happy 1st birthday please. Would live to do this for my son’s first birthday in March and wanting to get a head start on things thanks.

  7. Brinda Says:

    My daughter turning one in few days. loved your popcorn boxes..Just what I was looking for. Thank you !

  8. Rowena Says:

    Hi, I’d like to make a banner (Happy 1st Birthday style but with no age number) like this for my sister – it’s lovely. Her name is Mandy and I’d like the colours to be different blues. Let me know what you need from me, I live in Australia. Thanks! Rowena :-)

  9. Sonnie Says:

    This is just what i was wanting for my Sons upcoming 1st Birthday his name is Greysen, Thank you it is absolutely adorable.

  10. Sonnie Says:

    This is just what i was wanting for my Sons upcoming 1st Birthday, Thank you its ADORABLE!

  11. Paley Says:

    Like the banner! Would like to add my daughter’s name for her 1st party 2 weeks later, her name is “Richael”. TIA

  12. Patricia Says:

    I would love to have my daughters name on the hanging sign but I’m not sure what your email is. Where can I find it?

  13. Patricia Says:

    I am going to use the banner template for my daughters 1st birthday this weekend. I am doing a pink and yellow lemonade theme and the colors match perfect. Thank you!

  14. Rachel Says:

    Love your banner! Going to try to make one … little nervous! Yours looks So wonderful!!

  15. Bonnie Says:

    Made it today for our granddaughter’s first birthday. I strung it on a length of pink silk cording adding her name “Riviera” in the pink and yellow squares and we hung it over the table. I saved the “2nd” to use next year. Thanks as it was perfect.

  16. Michelle Says:

    Her name is Merritt

  17. Michelle Says:

    This is just what we were looking for! Our granddaughter turns one next week!


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