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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…
- 1 large box
- 2 pieces of card stock
- duct tape
- Xacto knife or scissors
- wrapping paper (optional)
- KRYLON glitter blast spray in “silver flash” (optional)
- silver paint (optional)
- draw your number, letter, or whatever onto cardboard. I used an old Costco diaper box.
- cut out 2 (Xacto knife is easiest)
- 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
- tape the cardstock to the sides of the number one.
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 =)
(looks a little wrinkly after the paint, but for it smoothed out after the glitter blast spray dried, see pic below)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!! Good luck with your centerpieces!!