Bannor Toys: Handmade Wooden Toys

We may have gone over budget and over our time frame, but the studio renovation is complete and we are so thrilled with the way it turned out!  If you've followed us since the beginning you know that we started Bannor Toys in our basement.  In the last 6 years we have moved the shop only 3 times.  The first was out to a 300 sq ft out building at our home, the second was to a 2400 sq ft warehouse in the east village of Des Moines.  This last move was, we hope, the final move for both our business and our family.  

Bannor Toys is now officially split into 2 buildings, Jesse has the shop and equipment out in a 4000 sq ft Morton building, while my studio is separate.  When we bought this property the studio was an unfinished small 250 sq ft space, which we made work for shipping and finishing toys this past year.  Bannor Toys is growing so fast that we knew shortly after moving in that we would need a studio remodel at some point though.  So in April we moved all the inventory, laser, shipping and finishing supplies to a temporary location while Jesse ripped apart the studio to remodel it.  The studio is now a finished space that is nearly 1000 sq ft, all dedicated to inventory, shipping, finishing toys, product photography, and the kids even have a space to come hang out while we work.    

We're so excited about how it turned out we want to pass the goodness on to you!  Make sure you check in on Instagram this week as we will be hosting 2 HUGE giveaways on Tuesday and again on Thursday where you can win the majority of the items that decorate the shop!

 

  

Letter Boards by Letterfolk.   Felt Decor by Blue Without You Kids.  Tee Pee by Tnees Tpees.  Felt Ball Garland by Hello Maypole.  Play Mask by Opposite of Far. Faux Fur Rug by Kroma Carpets.  Swaddle Blanket by Aden + Anais and Petite Haven

 

    

Candle by Candelles.  Sunglasses by Subsidy Shades.  Moccs by Freshly Picked.  Framed art by House of Belonging.  Globe by LeMarigny.   Knit Lamb by Cuddle+Kind.  Moses Basket and knit lion toy by Plum and Sparrow.  Beanie by Lou Lou and Company.  Bib by Billy Bibs. Snap Newborn Shirt by June and January.  Braided clip by Loved By Sophia Claire.   

 

 

Watercolor wall art by Hello Lovely People.  Gray and White Pillow by Fly Tots.  Car Blanket by Little Unicorn.  Necklace on Knit Mermaid by Gemma+Filo.  Couch by Novogratz.  Abacus Rug by Novogratz.  Car Mat by Gathre.  Stripped blanket by Copper Pearl.  

 

Pom Baskets by Pehr Designs.  Dolls by Candy Kirby Designs.  Felt Necklace by Hooray Everyday.  Swaddles by Aden + Anais and Little Unicorn.  Bow tie by Little Mr.  

 

Cloud Mobiles by Baby Jives.  Large Wall decor (x2) by House of Belonging.  Hi decor by Hobby Lobby.  

 

Be Nice or Leave sign by Jaxon Blvd.  Lollipop Felt Garland by Hello Maypole.  


Playmat by CampCastle.  Three Tiered cart by Michaels.  

 

Iowa hoop art by Darling Collective.  

 

 Custom watercolor portrait of Jesse + Stacey by Hello Lovely People.  Rainbow Weaving by Marquis Weaves.  

 

 Now the kids have a space to play while we work!  

 

Mardi may have to stretch to the top of the inventory, but it's sorted and easy to find now!

 

Shelves and shelves of inventory!

 Acme Tools is our go-to store for all our tool needs!  Barn print from local artist Bozz Prints.

Emmie likes to help out sometimes!  

 

So does Ethan!

 

Work is more of a family thing with the new space.  

 

Room to set up photos.  

 

It took the first 5 years of being in business to build the perfect team, and we're not letting these ladies go anytime soon!  

 

Work.  Play.   It's all the same around here.  

 

Missing Kendra and Jacob from this team photo!

 

All photos by the amazingly talented Sarah Davis of Lucky Soda Photography!  

Comments

Hello, I would like to purchase one of the football rattles with a name. It says it allows 10 characters but when I go to type in the name it is only allowing 8 characters. please let me know what we can do! Thank you!!

Carole Johnson
Carole Johnson 25 Aug 14:35

Amazing space! Well done! My family loves your amazing toys!

Jessica Garms
Jessica Garms 21 Aug 10:05

Absolutely beautiful!! Just curious, where is the mermaid from?

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