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3D Birthday Candle Banner

3D Birthday Candle Banner

This fun and sparkly 3D candle garland is so eye-catching and the perfect touch for your party decor! I made the flames of the candles dangle so they can move and wiggle and look like real flames!

To create this fun and sparkly 3D paper garland, you will need:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
    • Lessebo Colours - Purple Haze - 100 lb.
    • Lessebo Colours - Bubblegum - 100 lb.
    • Stardream Gold - 105 lb.
    • MirriSparkle - Gold Touch - 104 lb.
  • Cricut Maker or Explore
  • Scoring Tool or Scoring Wheel Tool
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Strong Double Stick Tape
  • Foam pop dots
  • EasyPress or Iron
  • Holographic Iron-on Material
  • White Glitter Iron-on Material
  • String
  • Paper Straw
  • Hole Punch

Now that you have everything you need, let’s get to work creating this fun 3D birthday banner!

To begin, cut all of your pieces on your cutting machine. I cut the banner pieces with Purple Haze and Bubblegum Lessebo, the words with white glitter iron-on vinyl, the candle stripes with holographic iron-on vinyl, and the flame pieces with Gold Stardream and Gold Touch MirriSparkle Glitter.

The cutting file for this project can be found by clicking this link to Cricut Design Space: Birthday Candle Party Garland

pieces for birthday candle banner

After cutting out all of your paper pieces, you’ll start by applying the iron-on to the cardstock pieces. Do this with both the Happy Birthday and the holographic lines.

adding iron on details to banner pennants

Next, you are going to assemble the candle flames. Using foam pop dots, attach the small flame cutout to the large flame.

assembling candle flame

Fold along all of the score lines on the large and small banner pieces.  

folding banner pennants

Next, we will create the candle bases. Using strong double sided tape or hot glue, roll up the square pieces and form the candle tube. 

rolling paper up to make a tube for the candle

Take your paper straw and cut it into 1 ¼” pieces.

cutting straw pieces for banner

Using the tube candle piece, the flame piece, and the straw you just cut, assemble the candle. Thread the straw through the hole in the flame piece and glue inside the candle tube piece.

assembling birthday candle

Next, you will punch holes in the candle for the string to thread through.

punching holes in candles for string

Now we are ready to assemble the banner. Start at the center of the string and alternate the pattern. Glue the small and large pieces to the string, and thread the string through the candles, following the pattern as you assemble.

assembling candle birthday banner with hot glue and string

You can make as many candles and banner pieces as you would like and make the banner as long as you want. This is a fun addition to any party decor!

3d birthday candle banner made with purple haze and bubblegum Lessebo papers

Close up of candle birthday banner

We can't wait to see your banners! Show us on Facebook or Instagram! Tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories!

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Happy Crafting


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