To make a birthday banner, print out individual letters, and string or tape them onto a length of string or ribbon. Spell out "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and the name of the birthday person.
- Design the letters
Use a basic word processor to type up individual letters, one per page. Select a color and font that fit the theme of the party. Instead of a font, you can also use photographs of objects that look like letters, or scan and enlarge letters from books and magazines.
- Make the banner
Print each letter onto its own page. To reinforce the letters, glue each one onto a piece of card stock or lightweight cardboard. If you like, cut around the outline of each letter. Punch a hole at the top of each letter, and string them onto a length of ribbon. For a flatter look, tape each letter onto the ribbon. You can make one long banner to hang over a large doorway, or create three separate banners, one for each word, to hang on a wall or over a smaller doorway.
- Hang the banner
Secure the ends of the banner with tape, or wrap and knot the ends of the ribbon around nearby objects.