Here are step-by-step directions to make the DIY unicorn birthday banner pieces from the free birthday banner silhouette cameo cut file DIY project I featured to celebrate my daughter Livvy’s second birthday. You can make the birthday banner and every year just swap out the end pieces for whatever your current theme is! That way, you only have to make the banner once.
- 4 white banner pieces (birthday banner cut file) –TIP: Also save the circle cutouts from the banner to use as the flower accents!
- 4 unicorn toppers (cut file here)
- 4 sets of inner ears
- 16 flower cutouts
- 4 sets of eyes
- glue or adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
Directions to Make DIY Unicorn Birthday Banner:
- Gather the materials. First, I used black vinyl only because I was out of black cardstock. Of course, either is fine! Then, I used gold glitter cardstock for the unicorn horn, and, finally, varying shades of pink for the ears, flowers, and other banner pieces.
- Glue the inner ear pieces onto the unicorn topper. I used spray adhesive and Elmer’s glue, mainly because I’m out of double-sided scrapbooking tape. On that note, I’d recommend scrapbooking tape for the reason that the spray adhesive was messy and hard to wash off my hands.
- Place eyes on the banner next. Make sure to center them as much as possible. Although, I just eyeballed it!
- Finally, Glue topper onto the back of the banner and reinforce by gluing flower pieces on the front, overlapping the topper. The topper is heavy, especially if you use glitter cardstock. For this reason, I’d recommend reinforcing it by gluing the flowers onto it as well.
- (Optional) Add flower accents using the cutouts from the pink banner pages. You can also just use a paper punch or the Silhouette to cut out little dots. Also, I always save the cutouts. Ya never know when they will come in handy, like for confetti and table scatter!
- Repeat for other 3 banners. Aren’t they pretty? Finally, your banner is complete!
Free Cut Files for DIY Unicorn Birthday Banner (for personal use only)
Blank banner file: here
Happy Birthday lettering file: here
Unicorn file: here
Unicorn horns file: here
Now, I have separated the tutorials because if I load all of the images onto one post, it will take forever to load! Meanwhile, click through to the tutorials you’d like. I’d certainly love to see what your finished DIY Unicorn Birthday Banner looks like! If you share any images or tutorials, please link back to this post.