I Am Baker

Personalized Banner on a Budget

When I finally tallied all the folks we invited and all the food that needed to be made and bought and all the 'extras' that I just couldnt help myself on… I realized I needed to reign in the budget a bit with Parkers party.

When I was at the home supply store with hubby getting materials for another project I cant wait to show you, this one just popped into mind.

Why not use some of the free pain sample cards?

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And then, one day when I was wasting way to much time at Walmart, I saw some multi-colored plates that included sixteen plates for $1.50.

They were the perfect shape for my theme, and had most colors I was using!  So I just cut out the center of each plate.

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The mini banner ended up like this:

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And the 30 foot long main banner ended up like this:

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I made two, and the front one had pictures of Parker from birth to today… it was a wonderful walk down memory lane for me… and I hope for him!

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Total cost including ribbon for all the banners was under $10.

It definitely took some time, but I am so glad I did it.  Parker was just thrilled to see all those pictures of him hanging for all to see!   

Comments

  1. says

    I love, love, love the idea of putting Parker’s pictures on one of the banners. So creative and such a loving reminder of his early years!

  2. says

    LOL! Oh me. You said BANNER not PLANNER. I was reading your post and thinking this has nothing to do with making a “planner” on a budget. Ha! Ha! Then of course I reread your post title and laughed at myself. Don’t worry it happens to me all the time! OY!
    So, uh, Nice BANNER my friend. Very thrifty thinking.
    Hugs

  3. says

    LOL! Oh me. You said BANNER not PLANNER. I was reading your post and thinking this has nothing to do with making a “planner” on a budget. Ha! Ha! Then of course I reread your post title and laughed at myself. Don’t worry it happens to me all the time! OY!
    So, uh, Nice BANNER my friend. Very thrifty thinking.
    Hugs

  4. says

    It turned our wonderful! I sure have been seeing a lot of stuff on blogs now that are made of paint sample swatches…I bet the paint people are wondering why all their swatches are disappearing so fast! They might not be to thrilled if they knew people were taking them for craft things & such :)

  5. says

    What perfect banner decorations!!! I love the pictures, too! So sweet and sentimental! You throw great parties! I see a book in your future! :)

  6. Megan M. says

    You know what you should do now!? The one with all the pictures, stack them up, and tie a couple ribbons through the wholes in the top. Then, it’s his Birthday Banner Scrapbook, too. (Without being 30 feet long!)

  7. says

    What a lovely idea! It looks great. I am thinking that would be an awesome thing to have at Katie’s graduation party in a few years – complete with pictures of her throughout the years. Love your idea – thank you, once again, for sharing your creativity!!
    Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta

  8. Amy K says

    That is awesome! I love those colors. 30 ft.? You are a diehard entertainer! I love that you share your talents with us.

  9. says

    I really need to get into ur head, because u always have the BEST ideas. This is so cute!! Plus I bet they do other colors for different holidays so u could switch it up!!

  10. Rachel says

    That’s genius. I never would have thought to use the plates! Thanks so much for the great idea, I’ll be spreading the word.

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