My baby turns 2-years-old this week. I can’t believe it! When my oldest was turning 4-years-old, I decided that I would make a happy birthday sign/banner for his birthday. I was just going to do a simple pennant banner, but stumbled across this much cuter banner online. It was for a Minnie Mouse themed party, which wouldn’t work for my family of boys, so I changed it to be all colors. This way it will work for a boy or girl birthday. The Minnie Mouse one was tied together with ribbons. I decided to string mine together to hang from our fireplace mantle. You could also leave each letter separate and hang up them individually, like I have pictured below.


  • 7 – 12×12 Card Stock Papers, all different colors
  • 1 – 12×12 Card Stock Paper, White
  • Craft Cutter (Zing, Gazelle, Silhouette, Cricut, etc.)
  • Glue Stick

I began by cutting out all the shapes; 4 scalloped squares (6″x6″), 4 inside squares (5″x5″), 9 scalloped circles (6″x6″), and 9 inside circles (5″x5″).

SVG Files: Squares Circles

I cut out my “happy birthday” in the Smiley Monster font measuring 6.8″ in height (the “h” measured 5″).

SVG File: happy birthday

I also cut out 7 larger circles (.75″) and 14 smaller circles (.4″).

Now assemble by placing random colors together. The squares will be in the front and back of each word; h, y, b, y. Then place the letters on in random positions. Place one larger circle and two smaller circle on every other letter.

Birthday Banner

Now you can stick each letter up on the wall in whatever arrangement you like the best or string together like I did. I also made a felt ball banner to hang up above it. I used 1″ felt balls and this carpet needle to string them on to the string. Enjoy!

Birthday Banner