HALLOWEEN FAMILY BANNER

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I saw this adorable idea on a blog called “How Does She?” and decided that I wanted to add this to my Halloween decor.  I believe that each grandchild will come to visit and look for his/her pictures and know that their Nana is certainly crazy about them. Click on the link above to sign up to receive this free printable as well as others.  This is one of my favorite blogs to follow.   I have documented my steps in building the banner today.

STEP ONE:

Download and print the free printables from the website above. Make sure that you print off the correct number of banners for the number of pictures you have.  Count how many of your 4 x 6 pictures are oriented with a portrait or landscape orientation and print accordingly.  The site has generously gone back with the dates to attach to the banners and has also projected out for several years. You will then want to cut out the banner or trim with your paper cutter as shown.

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STEP TWO:

Trim the circles for the years you will be recording with Halloween pictures.  You may either use scissors or I used a 2 1/2 ” round hole punch to get a perfect circle.

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STEP THREE:

Organize your pictures by year and make sure you have not left out any important photos.

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STEP FOUR:

Attach pictures to the banners.  I used a photo tape.  You could also use a glue stick, photo corners or double-sided tape.  It will depend on how durable your want your banner to be. I like a 3-D look for the year and so I used 3-D foam squares which I attached to the back and placed on different spots on each photo.

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STEP FIVE:

I used small clothes pints to place each photo banner onto a black trim with black pom poms which I purchased at JoAnn Crafts.  It took about 2 yards for every 8 photo banners.  I purchased extra to have on the ends to attach to my fireplace or wherever you plan to hang your banner.  The trim was on sale for Halloween plus I used a “25% off the total order” mobile coupon.  My trim was less than $5.00 and my photos were processed at Costco.  Total cost of the project was less than $10.00. Here are some photos of the final project.

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So excited to watch the grandkids search for their pictures.  It sure makes me realize how fast time flies and how much they are growing!

 

 

Michele

One Response to “HALLOWEEN FAMILY BANNER”

  1. Love this!!

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