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Saturday, March 26

Mickey and Minnie Party: Birthday Banners

You know it, I'm cheap. So when I decided I wanted two separate custom birthday banners for the kids Mickey and Minnie birthday party in May I flipped out at the thought of paying somewhere between $15-$50 PER BANNER! Love me some etsy.com, but hell no!

So what would any wannabe Mommy Stewart do? Make them herself!

I bought super cute paper at Michaels. I scouted out what I wanted then waited...no way are you going to catch my cheap ass spending almost a dollar on ONE piece of paper! A few weeks into watching the ads and the paper I wanted went on sale for $0.25 a piece (now that I can do). See ladies, you must plan ahead if you want to save money!

I also bought the letters at Michaels. I was tempted to buy a Cricut 29-0001 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine, but decided I'm not into crafting enough to justify the purchase. I think two packs of letters cost me about $4.00....I found them in by the poster board.

I bought the Mickey Head Punches and Scalloped Circles at Jacquelines Paper since I opted not to buy the Cricut 29-0001 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine and do it myself.

The best item I purchased for this project is my Martha Stewart Crafts™ Large Circle Cutter. Works sooooo well and I have already used it on several other crafts!

Here are the finished products:



I liked round for the girly Minnie look with red and white polka dots....





And I went with the triangular flag look for the boyish Mickey banner with red and white stripes...




I am currently working on another banner for an All Star themed baby shower. I will show a break down of how I made that one for those of you who want to make your own but aren't too crafty!




6 comments:

Kim4leafclover said...

Love it!!!
You know I love me some homemade banners! Okay so I have to plug Hedgehog studios!
http://www.etsy.com/people/hedgehogstudio
5 bucks to have a personalized printable banner :)

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Lovely blog you have here.

Have a nice day!

Jackie said...

I love what you did with the things you got at my shop. Making them yourself was definately the way to go!

bubbi and boo said...

thank you so much ladies!

and thanks, jackie...loved your punches!

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