Happy Wednesday! On Monday, I shared Derrick’s Mickey Mouse themed birthday party with everyone. I wanted him to have a special party, but I didn’t want to spend a fortune in the process. So, I tried to cut corners where I could. The first way was by making his birthday banner myself.
When my daughter turned one, we purchased her this nice vinyl sign that cost almost $30.00. Don’t get me wrong, it was VERY nice, but what were we going to do with that sign after we used it? I thought I was going to save it. Then, it sat in the garage for 3 years and finally made it to the trash because it looked horrible. Basically, the banner was too big to store anywhere inside (remember, we do not have a lot of closet space). And, I don’t think the attic would’ve been the perfect solution. So, we coughed it up as a lesson learned. But, hey, we do have cute pictures with the banner in them.
This time around, I tried to be a little better with our money. By making the sign, I was only out about $10 for the ribbon and scrapbook paper. All of the other supplies I had on hand. Plus, I have a ton of extra paper and ribbon that I used for future projects.
So, how did I make the banner? I am about to give you a little “how-to.”
- Package of Mickey Mouse scrapbook paper from JoAnn (can be purchased multiple places)
- measuring tape
- one piece of cardstock
- Cricut machine
- white and black vinyl
- red ribbon from Wal-Mart (I think it cost $0.97)
- hole punch
- clear tape
Here is a picture of the Mickey Mouse scrapbook paper pack that I used.
and counted the number of letters.
Placing a letter on top of the already chaotic paper was going to be an eye sore. So, the circle added a nice equalizer.
And, a look at the final result. I decided to make “Derrick” a second banner.