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DIY First Birthday Banners

First birthday banners are an easy, festive and inexpensive way to dress up your baby's 1st birthday party. Though you can certainly purchase banners or garlands from a local store, crafting a 1st birthday banner yourself isn't hard to do.

We've amassed quite the collection of DIY birthday banner tutorials and a lot of them make for the perfect 1st birthday party decoration.

Nothing could be easier, or more inexpensive, than this dainty doily garland. Paired with twine, jute or hemp string, the contrast between the delicate doilies and rustic string make for a shabby chic 1st birthday banner. We customized ours with horse silhouettes to match our party's theme, but you can easily swap those out for cut outs of the number "1" or any other symbol to match your party theme.

Just as darling and just as simple to craft, this pom pom look makes for a perfect first birthday party banner. All you need to craft this DIY banner is a bit of string, fluffy pom poms and a craft needle!

Rainbows 1st birthday parties are super popular thanks to the love most babies have for bright colors. We planned a rainbow 1st birthday party with a waterproof banner that's ideal for hanging outdoors, but we also love this classic, yet colorful look for an indoor first birthday party.

Made with St. Patrick's Day in mind, this banner uses basic cardstock and mini paper clips to give it a cute colorful look that's perfect for a first birthday.

Go for a little more charm with this final 1st birthday banner idea. Also made with scrapbook paper, this banner uses a fan folding technique to give it lots of character. You can customize it easily and on a budget to fit any party theme.

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