I have been planning and preparing for Parkers birthday for over a month now! It is actually over now, but I still have so many fun projects and highlights to share, I really hope you dont mind!
One of my favorite projects was this personalized book I made for Parker. Its just a blank book for guests to sign and leave messages and notes for the birthday boy. I hope he can look back on it one day and have fond memories!
It all started with a book I found at a thrift store for twenty five cents.
I cut out white pages in card stock that I could glue directly to the existing pages.
I wanted to add a fun detail for Parker, so I made little colorful pieces that would extend beyond the pages for built in book marks! This is so easy… I just placed it between the pages before I glued it together!
Then again with the next element… a blue dot.
I will just go back a remove the pages I dont need.
And moving on to the fished product…this is the first page!
Each page had a picture of Parker as well.
And this was the final product from the outside… I also added his name and 'Happy Birthday' to the exterior binder.
As it sits on my desk, full of sweet birthday wishes and warm thoughts from family and friends, I have to say that it was worth it! The cost was about $5 for the book, glue, paper, and printing off pictures.
But the lasting memories are priceless!
Next post… how I made a 30 foot garland for under seven dollars!