Birthday Display

Sooo it was about ten o’ clock at night(the night before my son’s 1st birthday party) when I thought of this grand idea to make a display to show off each month of his life. Doesn’t it seem like creative juices seem to flow late at night?
My husband thought I was crazy for starting a project when I still had a million other things to do that night, but I told him it would be really cute and to not wait up. :) It really didn’t end up taking that long. Maybe 1 or 2 hours… :) haha
So since it was late, and the craft store was closed I decided to search my house up an down for all the supplies I needed.
Luckily i found a board that I was “planning” on using for another project…
Then I found some fabric that was left over from my baby bedding and that I also used here. I highly suggest using uphoulstry fabric when doing this project. If you don’t have cute fabric you could just paint the board as well.
I got out my staple gun, pulled the fabric really tight and stapled away! Then I wrapped the corners like a present.
Next, I found some wooden dowels left over from this project. Then I grabbed the drill and found the exact same size drill bit and measured accordingly. If I were to do this project again I might get a little longer board…but it turned out fine. I also cut the dowels to different lengths to give it a little more funky look. After you drill the holes twist the dowels into the board.
Then I made little signs with the paper I had, and added a little distressed ink(my fav)!
It was finally time to clip on all the cute pictures of my little boy! It’s crazy how fast he grew…but he sure is a cutie!

Next add a little frill to go along with your theme…
AND you got yourself a nice looking centerpiece. I love it! Now that the party is over I plan to put it in his room and clip different pictures and drawings we accumulate.
Hope you all try it out! You could really take this to a more extreme level and get pretty creative!
Click on over to see his banner&centerpiece, picture display, and shirt&hat.
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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Ceekay- Thinkin of Home posted on February 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm (#
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    Cute, cute, cute…wonderful idea…

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  2. Miss Madison's Mommy posted on February 8, 2010 at 7:05 am (#
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    That is adorable and a great idea!!!!

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  3. Jen posted on February 8, 2010 at 9:30 am (#
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    Awwww! What a great way to capture the memories of baby's first year!

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  4. Ann posted on February 8, 2010 at 9:37 am (#
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    sooososoooooo cute!!!What a creative idea!

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  5. Natalie and Trent posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:24 am (#
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    this is amazing. I hope you don't mind, I might steal it in a few months for Logan's birthday! Although, it would look half this good!

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  6. Kris posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:31 am (#
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    That is adorable!

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  7. Enchanted Rose Studio posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm (#
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    Such a clever and adorable idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  8. sweetpicklesandchocolate posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm (#
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    OMG! That is just to cutely creative! Love it!

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  9. Wendy posted on February 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm (#
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    That is really cute!

    Visiting from Cottage Instincts!

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  10. Emily {Frilly Details} posted on February 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm (#
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    What a cute idea!!

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  11. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter posted on February 9, 2010 at 11:13 am (#
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    This is really CUTE! Thanks for sharing, I love the whole theme of this party-so much fun and perfect for a 1 year old! :)
    -Tiff

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  12. Young Wife posted on February 10, 2010 at 9:56 am (#
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    CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Frugal Home Design posted on February 10, 2010 at 10:56 am (#
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    That is so cute!

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  14. too Blessed to Stress posted on February 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm (#
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    ADORABLE! and so stinking creative! I just love it :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  15. alittlemoore posted on February 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm (#
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    I really love this! Bookmarking it so I remember for my sons birthday!

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  16. Catherine B posted on February 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm (#
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    VERY cute! I love a fun photo display~ You are so resourceful…I don't think I could have found all those supplies in my house late at night :) Great idea thanks for sharing

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  17. One Cheap B*tch posted on February 12, 2010 at 8:35 am (#
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    What a clever idea b/c don't moms always have sooooo many photos of the kids?! Love the name of your blog too. Nap time RULES! LOL

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  18. fawnda posted on February 12, 2010 at 10:40 am (#
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    very cute idea!

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  19. Andy Porter posted on February 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm (#
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    Wow! Cute! I can totally imagine you getting this brilliant idea, but still having tons of other stuff to do:) It was just too cute to pass up! What cute pictures!!

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  20. Amy posted on February 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness – that is so cute!!! I will have to remember that for Libby's first b-day. Maybe I can do something like that with years for my other two. thanks!

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  21. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden posted on February 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm (#
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    That is so darned cute! It's amazing how fast they grow! What a great idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Make it Yours day! I look forward to seeing more of your great ideas!

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  22. Carrie posted on February 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm (#
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    This is really a delightful picture display idea. You did great!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Carrie

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  23. Infarrantly Creative posted on March 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm (#
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    What a great first year centerpiece. That is perfect. I am so mad I saw this two weeks too late for my baby's first birthday. Really awesome.

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  24. jennifer a posted on March 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm (#
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    ohh!! So so cute! I wish I would have seen this before my daughter's first birthday!

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  25. Megan posted on March 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm (#
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    I love this! :) I am totally stealing this idea for my daughter's birthday in a month. I saw something similar but I think this may be easier. Now off to get a board (maybe I can steal from my carpenter dad?), dowel rods, clips and so on. Thanks!!

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  26. Entertain Exchange posted on April 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm (#
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    This is a really clever idea – love it.

    Susan
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/

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  27. Joanne posted on April 16, 2010 at 8:50 am (#
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    This is SO darling and clever! I love the entire party! I'll be linking this in my weekly roundup on Saturday. Have a great day!

    Joanne @ Ready, Set, Craft!
    readysetcraft.blogspot.com

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  28. Kelly posted on April 17, 2010 at 5:41 am (#
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    You did That that night before!!!?? Wow. You're a brave soul. Creative one too!!! That's adorable! !!!!:)))

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  30. Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm (#
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    SO CUTE! I should learn to work a drill… ;)

    Cute blog, new follower, love your ideas!

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  31. BabiesandBargains posted on August 27, 2010 at 7:40 am (#
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    My son turns one next month I cant wait to do this for his party! Thanks so much for sharing

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  32. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired posted on November 13, 2010 at 7:07 am (#
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    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  33. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired posted on November 13, 2010 at 7:07 am (#
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    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  34. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired posted on November 13, 2010 at 7:08 am (#
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    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  35. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired posted on November 13, 2010 at 7:08 am (#
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    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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