Rainbows are such an iconic image, they promote happiness and colour and just make you smile. Thus they are perfect for birthday parties and celebrations. With that in mind I have created a free printable Happy Birthday Rainbow Banner which you can print off and cut out by hand in any size you want. Also see our full Rainbow Alphabet if you want to add to your banner.
Or, if you have a Cricut or other cutting machine you can also use the Cricut Print and Cut feature. And if you are a regular here you will know how much I adore print and cut.
Of course there is also the option to make your own custom banners by using my free printable alphabets. These are especially useful if you want to make personalised banners. However if you just want an easy rainbow banner to print and go then you are in the right place.
How To Make A Happy Birthday Rainbow Banner With My Free Downloads?
You Will Need
- A4 Card
- String or Ribbon
- Hole punch or silent setter
- Scissors to cut out by hand
- Cricut Maker or Explore ( If you are going to print and cut)
How To Personalise Your Banner?
And if you want to personalise your banner I have included a blank banner template, simply head over to my Rainbow Alphabet Template, if you are a member don’t try to sign up, its in the members area. Upload to the free version of Canva and upload the numbers and flag template. Because the images are PNG the Rainbow letters fit perfectly over the white flag template.
Print Your Happy Birthday Rainbow Banner Flags
Start by opening the files, and putting A4 card into your printer. Also note that card will look better than paper, although you can use paper too. You now have several options.
You can open each file and send each rainbow banner flag to print. The files are sized to print at 5.2 x 6.5 inches, which is the perfect size for an easy printable banner. Remember you will also need the print off 2 copies or the rainbow letters H, A,P and Y. Also make sure your printer is not set to 2 sided printing. If it is, turn it off.
Or alternatively, if you want your rainbow banner flags to be a different size? I have provided the banner in PNG file format, these will open in Word, Pages and the free version of Canva. Simply import or upload and size to the size you would like to print, ensuring they are all the same size before sending to print.
Alternatively upload to Cricut as print and cut files and you Cricut Machine will print and cut the project for you. I have a full post on how to use Cricut Print and Cut if you are new to Cricut.
Cut Out Your Rainbow Birthday Banner
Next use a guillotine to cut out the edges off your banner. And use a pair of scissors to cut out the V area of the banner flag.
If you have a Cricut send to cut making sure you load the flag into your Cricut the same way as it appears on your screen.
Make Holes To Hang The Banner
Once your rainbow banner is cut I have marked out where the holes go with coloured dots, simply use a hole punch or silent setter to create holes to thread string through.
Hang Your Rainbow Birthday Banner
Lastly thread the string through the banner. I thread from the front the the back of the first hole. This way the string threads along the back of the flag and your happy birthday banner looks neater.
How To Get This Free Printable Happy Birthday Rainbow Banner?
Simply click here or on the image below to get our free Cricut Printable Rainbow Banner PNG downloads from our shop. Here’s how you upload the files to Cricut Design Space if you are using Cricut to cut your banner.
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