DIY First Birthday Party
1) Spray Painted Bottles
Pick bottles of your choice, or use any recycled bottles
Remove stickers from bottles with hot, soapy water
Wash inside and out of bottles
Spray paint with any color (I used flat white). Make sure to use a drop cloth when spraying and spray lightly from a distance. Will need to apply several coats, I sprayed 4 light coats
Add flowers and you have instant unique vases!
2) Cute Covered Books
Choose printed or solid paper of choice (can be anything from old maps to wallpaper)
Center book in middle of paper (leaving at least 1″ on top and bottom to fold)
Wrap the cover around the book and crease the sides at the end of the book
Then fold over again making a pocket
Insert each side into the formed pockets
You may have to cut your paper to fit or possibly tape down the sides for a secure fit
3) DIY Chalkboard
Buy a piece of 3/8″, 4′ x 2′ plywood and sand (or buy pre-sanded)
Frame with 1′ x 4′ cut to size wood (I would suggest having the hardwood store or someone crafty frame it for you)
Apply flat finish Chalkboard paint with brush or roller, its best to apply 2-3 coats, allowing an hour to dry in-between each coat
Decorate as you wish (I enlisted a specialist to do the artwork!)
This is great for any party and can be used in your child’s room as well
4) Yarn Made Sign
My sister and her hubby make these amazing custom made signs (you can see here as well).
I may have gone a bit overboard for Berlin’s 1st birthday, but hey, she only turns one once, right!? Pictures of the party soon to follow.