After seeing this gold Christmas banner, I decided I wanted to make a Happy Birthday version.
I used templates to trace out my letters instead of drawing them out because I cannot draw for the life of me, so I decided I would include the directions along with the templates just in case anyone (as artistically challenged as me) wanted to make one for themselves.
• Gold glitter Cardstock. (I got mine on Amazon but I also saw some at Joann's the other day. It wasn't any cheaper though so you might just want to save yourself a trip.)
• Printer, printer paper, and template found here.
• Packaging Tape
• Optional (but very nice to have): paper cutter and Xacto knife (For you seamstresses out there, I actually used my rotary cutter but that probably wasn't the smartest thing to do. ha, it worked though!)
1. Print off the template letters (here). I first tried to print them out straight onto the gold cardstock but it wouldn't feed through my printer so I had to print them onto regular paper first. You may have better luck than me though, who knows. It definitely would be easier that way so it might be worth it to try.
2. Tape each piece of paper onto each of the sheets of gold paper. (Or you could trace it, I'm just lazy and thought it'd be easier this way.)
3. Cut out the letters, making sure to cut through both sheets of paper so that you now have a letter in both white printer paper and gold cardstock. (You will need to cut out two of letters H, A, P, and Y)
4. Untape the letters from the printer paper and rearrange them to spell "Happy Birthday". Now use the packaging tape to tape each of the letters onto the twine.
5. Hang up and celebrate whoever's birthday it is!
I think this would be such a cute idea to send as part of a "Birthday in a Box" sort of thing. You could wrap it up in a cute bow and send it to someone as a far away birthday gift. That's what I was thinking I was going to do with this one, but there are like 5 people I'd want to send one to so let's be honest, that's probably not going to happen. haha oh well, still kind of a fun idea I think.