This Wednesday is National Winnie the Pooh day, so I thought it would be a fun week to share my DIY Winnie the Pooh birthday banner! Two years ago we celebrated my son’s 2nd birthday and my daughter’s baptism with a Winnie the Pooh-themed party. It was such a cute party and I had a lot of fun creating the decorations and invitations. You can check out the party here!
Since posting about our Winnie the Pooh party, I have received a lot of emails asking if I sell the invites, map, and banners I made for the party. I’m not able to sell them since they used Disney images, but I can, however, share this tutorial for a DIY banner!
The free printable includes the Happy Birthday banner with three blank banner flags where you can add your own Pooh Bear images. I found so many great classic Pooh stickers and scrapbook embellishments at Joann Fabrics, which are perfect for this banner. The free printable comes in both a classic Pooh and modern Pooh color scheme. Below is a quick tutorial and the free printables. We’ll be watching my son’s favorite Pooh Bear movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, this week and reading a bit more from our Adventure’s of Winnie the Pooh book. We’re about to read the chapter in which Tigger comes to the Hundred Acre Wood and has breakfast with Pooh Bear :) Happy National Winnie the Pooh day!
Supplies Needed for DIY Winnie the Pooh Birthday Banner
- Free Printables: Located at the end of this post
- Banners were created using KB Jellybean Font created by Khrys Bosland
- Yarn, ribbon or twine
- Hole punch
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Pooh Bear stickers, scrapbook embellishments, images printed from the internet or cut from Winnie the Pooh scrapbook paper, Pooh Bear coloring book pages your child colored – anything Pooh Bear to decorate the banner
Creating these banners is quick and easy! First print one of the banner free printables – either the classic Pooh banner or modern Pooh banner. Cut out each pennant shape. I used a paper cutter to speed things up.
There are three blank pennants, one for the beginning and end of the banner and one for in between words “Happy” and “Birthday”. Decorate these blank pennants with anything you’d like! You can use Winnie the Pooh stickers, scrapbook embellishments, printed images off the internet or draw them yourself! I have affiliate links to the stickers and embellishments I used at the end of this post.
Once your banner is decorated, punch holes in the top corners so they can be strung together. I measured out where to punch my holes on the first pennant and then used that as a template for the rest.
Tie the pennants together and your banner is complete! I used red and white bakers twine for my modern Pooh banner and twine on my classic Pooh banner. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of my banner at our party. It is quite long, which worked well since it was hanging in a large entryway to our dining room. If you’d like to make it smaller, just print it a smaller scale, rather than at 100% :)
Save PDFs to your desktop first, then print at 100%
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