Birthday Cake Banner

Create this fantastic Birthday Cake Banner to decorate your home or attach to your car for the perfect drive by Birthday Party!  A quick and easy project to complete with the kiddos in just about an hour with eco-friendly Kunin Brand Felt!  This cake has a secret, so scroll down to see the surprise!

Time:  1 hour

Skill Level:  Beginner

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Kunin® Classics™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Red (1), Candy Pink (2), Orange (1), Yellow (1), Apple Green (1), Lagoon (2), Neon Blue (2), Bright Lilac (1), Orchid (2), Purple (1)
  • Kunin® Classics™ Felt Cut by the Yard – White, One Yard
  • Mini Pom Pom Trim – Red, Turquoise, Yellow
  • Jumbo Rick Rack Trim – Yellow, Bright Green, Fuchsia
  • VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Tape – ¾” by 24” White
  • Ribbon – Gross-Grain one-inch wide, color of choice
  • Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
  • Aquarellable Pencils from Stabilo – White for dark colored Felt and Black for light colored Felt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Yard Stick
  • Straight Pins
  • Birthday Cake Banner Patterns

STEP ONE

Measure and cut three rectangles from the yard of White Kunin Felt in the following sizes:  bottom layer 12” by 24”, middle layer 11” by 18” and top layer 9” by 12”.  Use the Aquarellable black pencil to mark the cut lines and then cut out with scissors.  TIP:  Remember to cut inside the lines for a clean finished project.

STEP TWO

Download and print the Birthday Cake Banner Patterns HERE.  Cut out shapes completely but cut out a square around each letter.  Trace shapes onto light colored Felt with black Aquarellable pencil and onto dark colored Felt with white Aquarellable pencil.  Cut out all Felt shapes with Scissors. Trace the scallop shape once onto Lagoon, twice onto Candy Pink and twice onto Orchid.     

STEP THREE

Decorate the cake layers as follows attaching all decorations with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue:  Bottom, attach Orchid scallops along the top edge and layer yellow pom pom fringe over top and then fuchsia jumbo rick rack about one-inch from bottom edge.  Middle, attach Candy Pink scallops along the top edge and layer turquoise pom pom fringe over top and then bright green jumbo rick rack about two inches from bottom edge.  Top, attach Lagoon scallops along the top edge and layer red pom pom fringe over top and then yellow jumbo rick rack about two inches from bottom edge.  TIP:  Run a thin bead of glue on the cut edges of the trims, so they do not fray.

STEP FOUR

Trace and cut three candles from Purple.  Measure and cut three strips one-inch wide by twelve inches long from Bright Lilac.  Dry fit and cut three Bright Lilac strips diagonally on each candle and then secure with glue. 

From Orange and Yellow Felt, trace and cut three small flames and three large flames, alternating the colors using the photo as a guide.  Layer small flame on top of large flame and secure with glue.

Once candles and flames are dry attach flames to top edge of candles with Beacon Felt Glue and then set aside to dry.

STEP FIVE

Attach H-P-Y letter pattern squares to Apple Green with straight pins and then cut out each letter scissors.  Repeat with letter pattern squares B-D-A-Y and Red Felt.

Fold the P-B-D-A letters in half, make a small cut and then carefully cut out the center of these letters with sharp scissors.  I use small fussy cut scissors with a point for the details.  Attach H-P-Y to top layer of cake and B-D-A-Y to the middle layer.

 

STEP SIX

For the name letters on the bottom layer of the cake, measure and cut out rectangles 3” wide by 5” tall and then cut out the letter shapes.  Create a template by printing out the letters from your computer.

 

Using the scratchy “hook” side of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Tape, measure, peel and stick on at the top of the name letters.  This will allow the name letters to attach to the Kunin Felt cake base temporarily and be changed out for each Birthday Celebration! 

STEP SEVEN

Evenly space, dry fit and then attach candles to the back of the top layer of the cake with Felt Glue.  Overlapping at the base of the candle about one half inch.

Center and attach the cake layers by overlapping the middle layer approximately one inch at the bottom of the top layer and then secure with glue.  The middle layer will be three inches wider than the top layer on either side.

 

Add the bottom layer to the cake.  Measure and cut an 18” length of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Tape.  Peel, center and stick the hook side of the tape to the back of the bottom cake layer along the top edge.  The hook side of the VELCRO® tape will grab onto the felt temporarily and allow the Birthday Cake Banner to be generic or personalized.

 

To finish, attach ribbon to the back of the Birthday Cake Banner with glue.

I hope you will use my Personalized Happy Birthday Cake Banner as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and celebrate someone special soon!  Switching up the names makes this banner the perfect addition to all your family and friends’ drive by birthday parties!

Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Find our complete collection online at Fabric.com.You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt  non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth
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