Birthday Banner


  • Assorted circular shapes (ie. plastic cups, lids, containers)
  • Decorative polka dot paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Construction paper
  • Ribbon, 1/2” wide
  • Craft scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pen
  • Awl
  • Paper punch


  1. Cut “polka dot” out of circular shape, leaving a rim around the perimeter.

  2. Cut decorative paper to size, and wrap shape as if wrapping a present. Coat shape thoroughly inside and out with Mod Podge to attach paper.

  3. Trace letter on construction paper and cut out. Make letter appropriate size to fit on “polka dot”, and attach using paint brush and Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

  4. Using paper punch or awl, make two holes in the top of the polka dot.

  5. Continue entire process to spell out desired word choice, i.e., Happy Birthday.

  6. Thread ribbon through top holes of “polka dots” until completed and hang where desired.