I have to make the boys a birthday banner each year. Why? I don’t know?!? I think they are cute, and fun, and really, really simple decorations that are easy to do and really personal! I knew a Mickey Mouse Birthday Banner was in order!
This year I used Cammie, my Silhouette Cameo to make my birthday banner for Ryan. For those of you without a Cameo…keep reading, there is a treat for you at the end of this post!
I started by using my Mickey Mouse Head shape that I had made in the Silhouette Software and enlarged it to the appropriate size. (Approx 5” x 6”). Then I fit as many as I could. I used a 12 x 12 size since that was the size of my cardstock.
I cut out these babies, 1 sheet of Red, 1 sheet of Black and 1 Sheet of Yellow.
Next I made centers to go in the middle. I simply drew a circle (holding the shift key while dragging the shape to make a circle versus an ellipse) and sized it in the center of one of the Mickey Heads to get the appropriate size. I copied the shape and moved it to it’s own new file and duplicated it. I used regular letters size for this one since that’s the cardstock I had.
I cut those guys out too! Well Cammie cut them, in white cardstock!
Then I placed a letter “R” in the circle in Minnie Font, sized it appropriately and then copied it to a new file, where I wrote the rest of “Ryan is Two”
Cammie cut those out! Then I assembled using a glue runner gun. (So easy and fast!) Mickey Head, White insert, letter. I kept the color pattern.
Then I simply taped them onto a piece of ribbon! Wah Lah! (remember Ryan is his blog name so a bit of photoshopping happened in this picture!)
I have to say…it was a ton faster using Cammie this year than it was last year when I made Ryan’s Teddy Bear Picnic and Michael’s Cars banners!
Now for the non-Cameo owners! I made some free printables so you too can have a birthday banner! I know, I am nice like that! :)
Check out all the posts from our Mickey Mouse Birthday Party in case you missed any!
Print them off, cut them out! You will just need to add your own letters!
As always download your printables through the link below and there will be no watermark on them. These are free for personal use only and may not be redistributed in any fashion. Thanks for your help!
Mickey Mouse Banner Free Printable
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UPDATE: I added a tutorial on how to make the Mickey Mouse Head shape.
Comments & Reviews
Laura @ Cookiecrumbs and Sawdust.blogspot.com says
This is a super cute Mickey Mouse party. I wish I would have had it when my daughter was going through her love of Mickey Mouse house. She had a serious love affair with that mouse!
I followed you over from the How to Nest for Less linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you so much for your ideas! I’m planning my son’s 1st birthday and I’m not very good at coming up with ideas and especially not crafty like you! I tried to use your free mickey printable but the link doesn’t work?
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for these. I am planning my son’s 1st bday party all about Mickey! These are awesome!
Absolutely Jeanette! :)
So Cute!! How did you make the mickey wreath? I love it!
Thanks Linda!! I made it with some dollar store wreath forms and spray paint!! I go into a bit more detail in this post of the whole birthday wrap up if you are interested!! http://wp.me/p1SSXe-1bL
Dee Cain says
Thank you for sharing. I love the Garland too. My granddaughter Honor is having Minnie and I can do this for her too. Your awesome.
Thanks Dee! Add some cute bows and Minnie it will be :) Maybe I should work on a Minnie set!
Yes, You Should Work On a Minnie Mouse set
Thank you so much for sharing the free printable! I really appreciate it. We are taking our 4 kids to Disneyland for the first time in April. I am going to use this to celebrate as we do our 30 day countdown. Thanks!!
Dumb question but I just got my cameo how did you make the mickey design in the software?
Cheryl Spangenberg says
Hi Beth, I did a whole post on that! You can check that put here: https://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2012/how-to-create-a-mickey-mouse-shape-using-your-silhouette-software/
How did you make the Mickey Mouse head shape with the cameo? I can’t figure it out!
Cheryl Spangenberg says
I actually did a post on that Michelle! You can check that out here: https://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2012/how-to-create-a-mickey-mouse-shape-using-your-silhouette-software/
Hi, I just made a banner like yours for my daughter’s Mickey Mouse birthday party. Thanks for sharing :-)