NOTE: I missed sharing this fun, free, and simple Star Wars-related tutorial on “May the Fourth Be You,” Star Wars Day. But if you’ve got a Star Wars enthusiast, then perhaps you could make it up with this tutorial below.
A few weeks ago, Piano Man’s friend Liam came over for a play date. As Liam’s mom and I were chatting away, she asked, “Liam wanted to know if you would be willing to make a Happy Birthday sign for his birthday like the one you made for <Piano Man’s other classmate/friend>.” My response was, “Sure!” Liam requested it be in the theme of LEGO Star Wars. I thought, “How hard could it be?”
The Star Wars franchise has been around for decades. (Thank you, George Lucas.) I remember watching Star Wars as a kid, so there had to be tons and tons of free DIY tutorials on making a Star Wars Happy Birthday banner. Right?
Well, there are a ton of Star Wars decorations, including several nice Star Wars pennant banners, available for purchase on-line. However, if you’re looking for something free and something true to the design and style of a LEGO Star Wars logo, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a simple tutorial to make any Star Wars fan a LEGO STAR WARS-Inspired Happy Birthday Banner.
*NOTE: If you would used the LEGO Star Wars Happy Birthday Banner template, please comment or like Hometown Betty on Facebook. It’s always nice to hear from readers!
Step 1. Print Happy Birthday letters. Cut individual letters.
Step 2. Cut black paper to desired size for banner. If you are using black card stock, then you will want to tape card stock pieces together at the back. I taped six 8.5×11″ pieces with two half-sized pieces to make the banner.
Step 3. Center align letters to fit onto banner. I used my mat cutting board and a long straight edge to align letters. Glue letters to black background of banner.
Step 4. For the LEGO font style name, I recommend going to Urban Fonts to get a preview of the birthday honoree’s name for the banner. You can type in the name of the birthday boy or girl, then copy and paste the name onto another program to resize the LEGO font to your liking.
Make sure you add the yellow color blocking around the child’s name, and then cut the name out. Center and glue name onto a red square piece of card stock.
Step 5. Voila! Project complete!
Check out some other fun banners and party decorations for inspiration:
TUTORIAL: Christmas Party Banner
TUTORIAL: Baby Girl Shower Banner
TUTORIAL: Class Christmas Party Decorations
Valentine’s Day Party Banner
TUTORIAL: Heart Paper Garland
TUTORIAL: Dr. Seuss-Inspired Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Banner”
From my hometown to yours,