Looking for a free DIY birthday banner for an upcoming birthday party? I browsed all over Pinterest, but I couldn’t find a birthday banner for free that I liked. I saw some cute unicorn files, but none were free or quite what I was looking for. So, I decided to make my own and share it while I was at it!
I mean, there are lots to choose from on Etsy, but I am such a procrastinator that I didn’t have the 2+ plus weeks required for a custom banner. Plus, why own a Silhouette Cameo if you’re not going to cut things, right!? This banner came to be after numerous searches. Then, I also designed cupcake toppers and used a few cute unicorn freebies I found on Pinterest. Here is a roundup of FREE unicorn party printables!
I have recently been working on a Silhouette Design course, and this is the first time I’ve put what I learned to use! You can obviously tweak this banner to any size or color you want, but please only use it for personal use. Contact me if you are interested in a commercial license.
My daughter, Olivia, had such a great second birthday party. This is the last year I will be able to pick out a birthday theme as I’m sure she will
demand have something to say about it next year! I can’t get over all of the adorable unicorns I’m seeing everywhere. We dressed her up in a unicorn dress and added a unicorn headband.
Making the DIY Birthday Banner
I wanted the DIY birthday banner to be ombre shades of pink with white unicorn ends. The cut file works for the banner on 8×10 card stock longways, and first I did 3 dark pink, 2 medium pink, 2 light pink, and 2 white pages of card stock. Then, I printed Happy Birthday on regular gold vinyl using Andara Script at 190 pt to fit onto the card stock. This banner turned out perfectly. I strung on some basic white ribbon, and I got so many compliments!
Someone pointed out that you can also re-use the banner for future birthdays, just swap out the unicorn ends for whatever theme you are doing! I wish I had thought of this!
I have separated the cut files.
Free Cut Files (for personal use only)
Blank banner file: here
Happy Birthday lettering file: here
Unicorn file: here
Unicorn horns file: here
- 3 pieces of dark pink cardstock
- 2 pieces of medium pink cardstock
- 2 pieces of light pink cardstock
- gold vinyl
- silhouette cameo
- Cut out the banner cut file 7 times. 3 times on dark pink, 2 times on light pink, and 2 times on medium pink cardstock.
- Cut out the HAPPY BIRTHDAY cut file on gold cardstock.
- Transfer the HAPPY BIRTHDAY lettering onto the banner as shown in the photo above.
I have separated the tutorials; because, if I load all of the images onto one post, it will take forever to load! Click through to the tutorials you’d like. I’d love to see finished projects! If you share any images or tutorials, please link back to this post.