Birthday Banner Tips + {Giveaway}

June 13, 2012 | By More

I know that Birthday banners are very popular these days and as you saw I did one for Caden’s First Birthday. I wanted to give you a few tips on making your own birthday banner or at least to show you how I did mine so you can get some ideas.

What you’ll need:

  • Numbers
  • Ribbon
  • Pictures
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Box cutter or some type of razor blade

I bought my numbers off Etsy. I can’t remember which shop but you can easily search for them. You can also make your own by using a circle punch or even just printing out large numbers. I went to Michael for my ribbon. I wanted to stick with my Mickey Mouse theme and opted for the red ribbon with polka dots.

I then printed out a background (you can easily use construction paper too) on thick card stock and cut them into 5×7 rectangles. And then hit up Walgreens to print out my 4×6 prints. (Hint: All they see is the outside)


I wanted them to move on the ribbon since I didn’t know how it was going to hang or how far apart I needed them to be. So I used a box cutter and cut little slits where the ribbon goes. I made the slits behind the pictures so you couldn’t see.


(Hint: Taping the picture at the bottom allows them to slide at the top.)


And lastly I taped the Mickey Mouse numbers at the top. Really simple and pretty cheap to do!

Now on to the Giveaway:

My 12 Month Mickey Mouse numbers

I’m looking to give these bad boys away. I don’t see myself using them in the future and I would really love for them to go to good use. They are in great condition but were used for our party.

All you have to do is …

Like me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instragram, and Youtube!


All you got to do is contact me or comment below and let me know that you want them. If I get a lot of responses I will randomly pick someone!

Hope you have a great day!

***Winner has been selected and this giveaway is over***

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Category: Birthdays, Giveaways

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  1. Sameera says:

    I would love to have them, planning for the first b’day party myself. Thanks
    I recently discovered ur blog through some other blog, can’t recall now, n sat the whole evening that day to read major part of ur posts. U write real good n everything gets put into moving pictures as u write.
    Thanks again

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I would love these. I’ve acutally been planning my little one’s 1st and definitely want to do Micky Mouse. I went yesterday to get the materials you mentioned for the wreath. I like u on Facebook and Pinterest :)

  3. Amy says:

    Thanks for the great tips on how to make a banner. You have inspired me to unroll the ribbon and create a picture progression for my little one’s bday in July! We’d love to use your numbers.

  4. Pía says:

    That’s so cute! Simple and well done!!! I’m trying to get everything perfect for my little one’s 1st Bday . I would love to use your numbers!!! I’m very busy going to school that i feel i need a hand organizing this party :) . Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Xueling says:

    Hi get to know that u giving the 12 Mickey mouse away. I’m interest to have it. Can u give it to me? Where r u from?

  6. Kelly Hackman says:

    I LOVE this idea and I will be doing this for my son’s 1st birthday in December!!!

  7. Jen says:


    I love the mickey mouse numbers. I can’t find them anywhere…Please help.

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  9. Courtney says:

    Hi there!

    I know this was posted a long time ago, so you may not get to this, but I’d love to know how you put the dots on the paper that you printed for the background! I’m just starting to get into all this crafty business for my son’s first birthday party, and I’ve got lots to learn! :-)

    Thanks so much!