Easy Birthday Idea for Teens

Teens can be tricky, but I have an easy birthday idea for you today.  My daughter started middle school last year.  After her birthday came and went, I quickly learned all the things I should have done for her.  One of the big ones was decorations on her locker.  So simple, but so fun!


Here is how to make this Happy Birthday banner.

1.  Download this free printable from 100 Directions.

2.  I used the blank little banner in the middle.  Open your file in Photoshop and crop the page to include just the 5 banner pieces.  Make the banner a little bigger (each banner piece is about 1.5 inches wide.)  Copy and paste two more copies of the banner into your file.  Add the letters onto the banners.

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3.  Print – I printed on card stock.  Print the banner and the embellishments (if desired).

4. Score and cut.  First I made I score line at the top of all the banners.  Then, cut out the banners leaving a tab on the top of each banner.


5.  Fold and tape.  Fold down the tab along the score line.  Hang on a piece of twine and tape the tab to the back of the banner.


6.  Time to decorate.  Hang banner, then use the ribbons to add little love notes to the decorations.  Decorate a locker, a door, or a mirror.  Any where your teen will see it would work!  My favorite is the locker.


Save this banner and use it again next year OR for another child.  Your teens will love getting some fun decorations for their birthdays this year!


11 Responses to Easy Birthday Idea for Teens

  1. Carolina 04/29/2014 at 4:17 pm #

    The locker idea is so smart! I would have used these to decorate my friends’ lockers on their birthdays when I was in school!!

  2. Jen Goode 04/29/2014 at 6:52 pm #

    Thank you so much for joining in and sharing ideas with my birthday printable. I LOVE your fun ideas! The locker is definitely my favorite, and I like that you’ve taking the printable and shown how to enlarge it for bigger projects. So Fun!

  3. Amy | The Happy Scraps 04/30/2014 at 4:13 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Those printables are adorable! My son starts middle school this fall, and he’ll have a locker. I’m doing to have to remember this one!

  4. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama 05/01/2014 at 7:39 am #

    That banner is adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Kimber 05/01/2014 at 9:23 am #

    How adorable! SO glad I have you to show me the ropes before I totally embarrass my kids!

  6. Leanne 05/01/2014 at 9:36 am #

    This turned out so cute. I love decorating my kids doors and lockers for their birthday. Anything to make them feel special on their day!

  7. Debra 05/01/2014 at 10:07 am #

    I love this! So Cute.

  8. Jesseca 05/05/2014 at 5:45 am #

    I love the idea to decorate their locker!

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  10. Niel 07/19/2021 at 1:23 pm #

    movie fan in your life? Luckily, a Trolls birthday party is a pretty easy theme to pull off. Go with a rainbow color palette and pepper in themed details, like this hair-raisingly good DIY headband.


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