I have been working on this idea for a while. I saw a Halloween banner on another blog site and loved it. It had annual pictures of a child in their costume and was made from scratch, with the banner parts looking more like pennants. Like I said, really cute but much too industrious for me and my attention span. I decided to re-vamp the project a bit and here's what I came up with.
The two most important things you need is a ready made banner( I found mine at Michaels) and scrapbook paper(also Michaels).I was so happy to find a tablet of Halloween variety that was 4 1/2" by 6 1/2 ". It was perfect.
You, also, need your pictures from each year, your corner rounder, your hole puncher, tape, twine and some labels(I found mine in the dollar bin at Target).
Punch a hole in the bottom of each letter of the banner. Take each picture and round the corners. Take a piece of scrapbook paper and round the corners on it, too. Affix the picture to the paper, punch a hole at the top and write the year on a label, affixing it to the bottom of the scrapbook paper picture. Cut a piece of twine and hang the picture from the hole you punched in the banner. Really easy peasey.
I still have to locate two of the previous years pictures...if this project hasn't taught me anything, it's taught me to not take your camera cards out of your camera and misplace them. Print those pictures right then. I, also, want to add that Jaylen loves it. The minute he came in the door, he got a chair and stood on it so he could see. It was great to watch him look at each and every picture. Project Success!!!!! I'll be adding this year's before Friday.
Yes, he is Chucky this year. Still on the fence about whether I'm thrilled with the choice or not. I have sweet memories of cows and superheroes past and they were so frickin' cute. The last couple of years we've seen a different trend....ghouls and ghastly. The funniest part about this costume pick, though, has been that #1--- he refuses to watch a Chucky movie and #2--- the mask even scares him!!! Here's wishing you a safe and fun Halloween 2014!!!!