Create a simple & cute Happy Birthday garlands card. The colorful garlands will give your dear one that real birthday feeling! Hip Hip Hooray! 😀
My friend invited me to her birthday party. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the party, but I still wanted to wish her a happy birthday ofcourse! So I decided to create a birthday card 😀
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Graphic ruler
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- Sewing thread
- Blank greeting card
- 4 sheets of different colored paper
Watch the video tutorial or scroll down ⬇ for the photo tutorial (step by step).
In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Happy birthday garlands card.
Step 1. Take a blank card and unfold it.
Step 2. Cut out a big square from the card front. You can use a cutting ruler and craft knife for this step.
The dimensions of the card used in this video are 13 by 13 cm (5.1 inch). The border on each side is 2 cm thick (0.8 inch) which means the square is 9 cm wide (3.5 inch). Just make sure your borders are thick enough to support the garlands.
Step 3. Let’s create the garland threads. Take a sewing thread. It could be any color as long as it stands out from the card itself.
Step 4. Cut two threads which both have a length of 20 cm (7.9 inch) each.
Step 5. Cut out a square of 4 by 3 cm (1.6 x 1.2 inch) from 4 sheets of colored paper. You can pick the favorite colors of the birthday boy or girl.
Step 6. Fold the square shapes in half length-ways. Then cut out 2 triangle shapes from each colored paper from the fold. These will be the flags for the two garlands.
Step 7. Make two rows of 4 flags each with different colors for the garlands, in a different color combination.
Step 8. Unfold the flags of the first garland and glue the inside.
Step 9. Take a thread and cling the 4 flags onto it. You can start from the middle and work outwards. That’s a pretty garland!
Step 10. Repeat the steps for the second thread. Unfold the 4 remaining flags, glue the inside and cling them onto the second thread.
Step 11. Set up the card like a tent. Check at what height you would like the top garland to appear. Keep a close eye on the thread ends.
Step 12. Put the card down and unfold it. Position the garland and put a small piece of double sided adhesive tape on each thread end on the inside of the card front. If you don’t have double sided adhesive tape, you can use blank stickers or adhesive tape instead.
Step 13. Perform the same steps for the bottom garland.
Step 14. Check if you like the height of both garlands. You can adjust the garland height by pulling at the thread.
Step 15. Cut off the excess thread from the garlands.
Step 16. When you like the result, take the square which you cut out from the card before. Cut 4 small squares and put them on top of the double sided adhesive tape.
Your card is ready now for a nice birthday party.
If you would like to decorate the card a bit more, here are some ideas:
Add stripes or dots with colored pencils to the flags.
Add a colorful background to the card inside by using colored paper and glue or double-sided adhesive tape.
Write a letter on each flag.