Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Cardboard 1

My baby turned 1 on 11-11-11 this year, so we had a day of 1's! I decorated with 1's. This decoration was completely free for me, I had everything on hand and it was super easy and cute :).


This is how I made it:
1) I traced and cut out the number 1 from a cardboard box.

2) Using felt I cut a lot of circles. I had it folded so when I cut one circle, it was actually 4. It saved me a lot of time.

3) I folded the circles and then glued them onto the cardboard.

4) I continued to do that until the 1 was covered.

5) I then cut a circle out of yellow felt.

6) I cut the circle into a long spiral, I just kept cutting the circle until I got to the middle.

7) I then wrapped the spiral around itself and glued it together to make the flower.

8) I added two more flowers and some pearls.

And now I have a cute decoration for my baby's birthday party!


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11 comments:

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

What a cute idea! The #1 looks fabulous!

Redo 101 said...

Perfect, love the yellow pop of flowers on the white "1". Hope baby had a great birthday!

laxsupermom said...

Cute! Happy Birthday to your little one!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This looks so great! I love how you recycled some cardboard to make the one. So much easier than having to go out and find a number in the size you were looking for!

Amy @MoMomma said...

Kaysi! My baby boy turned 1 on 11.11.11 also! We are actually celebrating with extended family on Thanksgiving since that is when he came home from the NICU and officially joined the family. I LOVE this idea for a #1 ;) Drop me a line sometime and lets chat about our babies

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

Her party is going to be so cute! Thanks so much for sharing over at ECE!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

My baby turns one today (11-19) and we are having a small party...your one would look great at it :) Maybe I'll make a small version. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Oh I love this!!! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial. I will def. be doing this for my son's first birthday party approaching. I think I will replace the flower with a bow-tie? Anyways, thanks for sharing!
XO, Kate of a&a

Shauna K said...

visiting from Making the World Cuter- what a cute decor piece! the flowers are a great touch :)

Jennifer said...

Aw so cute!! And how fun...the all 1 day!!
Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! What a great birthday idea!