Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Number Centerpiece DIY

Pinterest is probably the best. I'm hooked. As you all know, I've been planning my son's first birthday for a while now and have really turned to Pinterest for inspiration.

A while back I came across a pin from A Smith of all Trades, for a yarn wrapped "S." I was inspired. 

I have known for a while that I wanted to do something with the number 1, since it's a first birthday, and so I decided to make a giant number one for a centerpiece to go on the food table.

Here is how it went down...

Supplies:

  • 1 large box
  • 2  pieces of card stock
  • duct tape
  • Xacto knife or scissors
  • ruler
  • wrapping paper (optional)
  • KRYLON glitter blast spray in "silver flash" (optional)
  • silver paint (optional)

number 1 centerpiece

Step One:


  • draw your number, letter, or whatever onto cardboard. I used an old Costco diaper box.
  • cut out 2 (Xacto knife is easiest)

number 1 centerpiece

Step Two:

  • take your card stock and measure out strips 2 inches wide, this will be the siding and cut it out. 
  • We needed one whole sheet & then smidgen of a 2nd sheet of card stock
  • A Smith of all Trades used a cereal box instead, we don't have any cereal in our house, but we did have tons of card stock left over from making the Confetti Birthday Banner


number 1 centerpiece

Step Three:

  • tape the cardstock to the sides of the number one. 


number 1 centerpiece

Here is a little tip: 

  • I added a little filling to the inside of my number to weight it down so that it wouldn't tip over. This is optional. But it just seemed like a good idea. You can use whatever you have on hand. I just put in a couple of bottles of nail polish ;)

Decorating the Centerpiece:

  • When decorating, you can really do whatever you want. 
  • One idea is to cover it in wrapping paper, or you can do what I did an spray paint it with silver glitter. I just painted over the wrapping paper with silver paint first and then used the KRYLON glitter blast spray in "silver flash."
  • In the 2nd picture you can see that the paint wilted the paper a little, but it seemed to smooth itself out once I sprayed the glitter blast. The reason I chose to cover it in wrapping paper was because the duct tape showed up through the paint and I didn't really like that. I suppose I could've wrapped it it card stock instead and avoided the wilting of the paper, but it turned out fine & pretty smooth in the long run =)
number 1 centerpiece

number 1 centerpiece
(looks a little wrinkly after the paint, but for it smoothed out after the glitter blast spray dried, see pic below)


DIY Number Centerpiece


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!! Good luck with your centerpieces!!


4 comments :

  1. What a cute idea for your son's first birthday celebration! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  2. Wow the options are endless with this and this awesome DIY project will save some much money! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me link party, I hope you will party with us again next week!

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