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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.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. 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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35 Responses to “Birthday Display”

  1. Natalie and Trent

    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!

  2. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter

    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! :)

  3. too Blessed to Stress

    ADORABLE! and so stinking creative! I just love it :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  4. Catherine B

    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

  5. One Cheap B*tch

    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

  6. Andy Porter

    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!!

  7. Amy

    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!

  8. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden

    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!

  9. Carrie

    This is really a delightful picture display idea. You did great!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  10. Infarrantly Creative

    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.

  11. jennifer a

    ohh!! So so cute! I wish I would have seen this before my daughter's first birthday!

  12. Megan

    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!!

  13. Joanne

    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!

  14. Kelly

    You did That that night before!!!?? Wow. You're a brave soul. Creative one too!!! That's adorable! !!!!:)))

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  16. Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life

    SO CUTE! I should learn to work a drill… ;)

    Cute blog, new follower, love your ideas!

  17. BabiesandBargains

    My son turns one next month I cant wait to do this for his party! Thanks so much for sharing

  18. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired

    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  19. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired

    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  20. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired

    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  21. My Creative Side: Montessori Inspired

    I think this is just adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.