Chalkboard Baby Shower Banner is easy to make yourself using a pre-cut plain banner, stencils, chalk pen and patterned paper. In less than an hour you can make a customized banner perfect for your own party!
Hi Everyone! I am super excited to say that we will be adding a new addition to our family in a few months! I am going to have a first grandchild! It will be my son, Mike and daughter-in-law Allison’s first baby and I could not be more excited for them or for me! Honestly guys, I am already dreaming of all of the fun we will have together. Is this normal? Do all new grandparents feel like this?
Anyway, to celebrate this blessing, I planned a baby shower. Not just any old baby shower mind you… It was a BBQ Baby Shower. We were hosting it in the backyard, so the decor needed to be super casual, but still cute. What was I thinking?? I imagined popping in to the party store, picking up all the decorations, games and such and only having to do the invites and food. Screeeech!! It was really hard to find any decor for just a BBQ and for a BBQ Baby Shower decorations did not exist. Ooops! I realized quickly I was on my own…well, me and Pinterest of course!
So, after making the invitations and sending them out, I got around to the decorations. I needed a banner to announce the party and could not find a thing pre-made. So I got my creativity groove on and made one myself. I think it turned out pretty darn well. So well in fact that Mike took it home to hang in the nursery for the baby! I haven’t been over to their house to see it hanging yet, but when I do, I will take pictures of the nursery and share them!
So this is how I made the banner folks…I am not sure that it needed a whole post, but it did give me another opportunity to talk about the baby and how could I pass that up?
First, I picked up two blank chalkboard banners at Walmart, which turned out to be nothing more than black construction paper, but they still worked.
Then using stencils and a chalk pen, I lettered the paper to say Baby Boy Shower. Using a color printer, I printed out a sheet of blue gingham texture, the same one I used for the party invitations I made. I cut out a triangle shape and glued it on. I let the letter and glue dry overnight before hanging the banner.
The banner came with a white satin ribbon so I got my other son, David, to hang it up for me in the screened porch using push pins. That was easy! Anyway, I am happy with how it turned out. What do you think?
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