At Paper Source headquarters, here in Chicago, the winters are long and a bit bleak. So, a little color is always welcome. For one of the first birthdays of the year we created a colorful banner – Estela was so surprised to get her very own rainbow birthday banner!

Birthday bannerPaper birthday banner

This was created by simply printing individual letters onto 8.5 x 11 text weight paper. A skinny vertical font like Eccentric works great, and you’ll want to center your text and use a landscape page layout. For each sheet, run a strip of 1/4″ super tacky tape along one of the 8 1/2″ edges, roll to form a tube and adhere edges together. Once all the tubes (your letters and spaces) are formed, connect the sides of the tubes together with more tape. Punch 1/8″ holes on both ends and center to hang.

– Claudia
PS colors: curry & fuchsia
Latest fave: Mini Magnolia Paper Flower Kit


6 Responses

  1. Sonia says:

    I love this!

  2. That is such a cool + simple idea!!

  3. Kellennea says:

    LOVE IT!!!!

  4. Veronica says:

    This is gorgeous!! Makes me think of all the colors in the rainbow! Great job on making everyone at PS special, because they are!

  5. Deebi27 says:

    This is awesome…I am making one for my classroom for birthdays and maybe one for the entry way at my work. Welcoming parents and friends!

  6. Ter says:

    great idea…