My lovely friend Fran is in the navy, and today she celebrated her birthday at sea! To make sure she celebrated in style and wasn’t too homesick, I made her a DIY ‘Happy Birthday’ Banner Box.
I first saw this DIY idea on Oh Happy Day and thought it would be great for Fran as the box is small enough to post, and yet will be a big surprise. Plus, Fran can hang the banner on her bunk-bed!
I followed Oh Happy Day’s method, using natural twine instead of string, and made a bespoke message for the lid. Rather than using a circle punch, I used a flower punch for the outer ‘circles’.
As I didnt have a mini hole-punch, I cut out small strips of card and stuck them to the back of each letter to make a loop for the thread to go through, allowing the letters to rotate if the twine twists!
I used colourful tape to secure the string to the underside of the lid and base of the box. It’s an awesome little box; it feels satisfying to open the lid and pull out a great long birthday banner!
You can make this for any occasion – Easter, anniversaries, you name it! All you need is the following materials – coloured card, some printed letters, scissors / shape cutters, a box, glue, and string!
Let me know if you give it a go! Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Fran!