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?