Felt banner DIY tutorial

If you ask my 4 year old what you need for the perfect birthday party, the answer is undoubtedly a birthday banner.

This is why her favorite item to sign up to supply for a birthday party for kids in need with Box of Balloons is DIY Décor.

We have made several felt garland/banner decorations for different holiday’s at our home and recently made our first birthday inspired garland/banner. Now that we have our first birthday banner under our belt, we are excited to start making some of these for birthday parties for some kiddos in need too!

I will show you how we made an adorable “Guess HOO’s 1” birthday banner for my sweet little niece.

While this tutorial shows you how to create an Owl themed birthday banner, the same principles can be applied to make any type of felt banner – so get creative and get crafting!

Step 1 – Gather Supplies

Supplies we used:

  • Several pieces of felt in the birthday colors

  • Fiber fill

  • Embroidery floss in the birthday colors

  • A large needle

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks or Fabric Glue

  • Yarn

  • Crochet hook

  • Paper/Pencil

  • Marker

Step 2 – Develop a pattern for the shapes on the banner

I knew that my niece was going to have an owl themed party and I found some adorable felt owl stickers at a fabric store that became my inspiration. I used the stickers to free hand a larger version on a piece of paper to use as a pattern for the owl. I wanted to break up the owls on the banner so I decided to do a plain heart in between each owl. For