Monday, October 15, 2012

DiY banana invitation.

it has been a season for babies in my family and i love celebrating with mommies-to-be! while sitting on the couch this month, i had the chance to do a little prep for decorating a monkey themed baby shower! here's a peek into the festivities!

good ol' pinterest led me to this gem. i knew it was The One when i saw it - i'm not good at making cute traditional style cards on the computer and i didn't want to spend much on invites cause we had a tight budget. these cost 50 cents + cardstock i needed to buy anyway.

there was no tutorial on the site, just a picture, so i thought i'd do a step by step just for fun :-)

  • first, i found a banana image on google and copied it into word. i used multiple text boxes to add the necessary info and make it curve with the shape of the banana. i added a monkey picture for good measure.  no worries if the text box takes away part of the lines - you're going to cut them off anyway.

  • next, i printed off as many invites as a needed + 1. i cut out the extra banana OUTSIDE the black line and used it to trace the banana shape on the pieces of felt.


 

  •  i cut out all the rest of the paper bananas INSIDE the black line, to be the actual fruit. i glued the bottom half to the felt, centering it on the felt peel.



  •  once dry, i cut the peel in half, starting at the base of the stem.




how's that for cheap, easy, and adorable? gotta love pinterest.

love and soon-to-be babies,
amber.

6 comments:

  1. DId you mail these? If so, did they cost extra postage due to the weight of the felt?

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    1. so sry for the late response! I'm sure you don't need to know anymore, but I didn't mail them, they were hand delivered at a holiday party, so i'm not sure about postage!

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  2. I was wondering the same thing ^

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    1. so sry for the late response! I'm sure you don't need to know anymore, but I didn't mail them. They were hand delivered at a holiday party, so i'm not sure about postage! sorry I can't be more helpful :-/

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  3. I am doing this for my son's first birthday invite I am having difficulty finding the right size banana to fit the birthday information in.

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