Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hand Made Baby Birth Announcements

After our newest arrival was born, I looked online to order birth announcements.
I really wanted something different and unique, but did not want to pay big bucks for it.
Unfortunately, you can't have both :)

I decided to make my own. I went in to Joann's and picked out some Photo Mats. I think that taking that route saved me time and money. I'm not too crafty and I don't have all the supplies, so the double photo mats worked out great!

I also picked up some ribbon, brown and blue, the best color combination ever!

Oh how could I forget buttons!? :)

With some double sided tape, scissors, time and creativity, I came up with this!

The photo mats came in all sorts of colors and designs, I did not use all of them though, there were quite a few greys, blacks, and white. Perfect for next project! Whatever that might be. lol

So I made about 15 announcements, these are the totals :)

Photo Mats - $3.49 Orig. $4.99
Buttons - $2.49
Ribbon - $5.08
Photos - about $8
I used a 20% off coupon that took $2.61 off

Comes out to about $16. Note that I didn't use up all the mats and i have a TON of ribbon left, I also have photos left. ;)

That's like $1 per announcement! Good deal I think :)

I really enjoyed this project. :)

Please let me know what you think!
Would you do this yourself or would you rather just order them online?

I LOVE your comments! They mean the world to me!



  1. This is SUCH a good idea!! Oh my! And the pictures are AMAAZING! did you take them yourself?

  2. Just found your blog and really enjoying reading it!
    Love all the inspiring photos, I have a whole file full of them, it's a great idea! :)

  3. I love those announcements! :) Great photo skills miss!

  4. Flo! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be sure and visit you as well! God bless you!

    Olga, :) Thanks dear :) I borrowed my brothers SLR, I loooooved it!!! I wish I had one!!!! Thanks for commenting!!! xoxo

  5. Wow! Nice job, Vicky!
    I might ask you to make custom door hanger brochures for my company!

  6. what a fantastic idea! and yes you are very creative and crafty! great job

  7. Great Job! Those are really cute!!