Birthday Crown for the Baby Boy

Baby Boy’s first birthday was coming up a couple of months ago, and my mother-in-law and I were planning the details for his party. We knew we wanted to do a smash cake, and my husband’s family got Baby Boy an adorable little outfit for the festivities! Since I had a little extra time on my hands, I thought about making him some sort of birthday crown. I had seen several online, but I did not want to buy something that small that would only get used once.

This is where the piles of felt I have in storage came into play. Making my son a special crown for his birthday sounded like the perfect idea!

Supplies:

  • Felt: I used three different colors
  • Fabric cutter or scissors
  • Iron for the felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric crayon or pencil

Instead of looking up a DIY, I thought I would wing it and hopefully come up with something new and fun to post on the blog. Here are the steps I took:

First, I ironed the felt. Sometimes when I am crafting I skip this step, but since I was going to use this crown in photographs, I thought it would be best to take the extra time. Then I cut the felt. I had a detailed list of my dimensions, which I seem to have misplaced. I guess that’s mom life :P. From the photographs, it looks like I cut the main piece to about 6 inches x 12.5 inches.

 

 

I then marked on the fabric how wide I wanted the points of the crown to be, as well as where I would have the two sides meet up to make a circle. I divided the length of the crown evenly between 12 inches, as the extra 0.5 inches would be used for bringing the crown together. I made the height of the points about half the height of the crown.

 

 

 

Next, I used the fabric glue to make the crown circular. For the 1, I free handed the cutting with scissors. I am sure you could find many templates online, though! I glued this on with fabric glue as well.

 

 

Lastly, I added a thin trim along the bottom to give it a little more personality.

 

 

Although I did not add any string, I would recommend it if you are planning on having your baby wear it for an extended period of time. This crown was just made for pictures, so we “expertly” balanced it on his head.

 

 

I love how fast this project was. It also has the potential to be used for any birthday and even with pets! Let me know what you think!

XOXO…PB

Decoupaged Trays DIY

Hello Everyone! Today I’m going to tell you about some more fun trays I made. These mod-podged beauties were a pretty easy and quick diy, so it’s a perfect evening or weekend project! Plus you can use scraps of leftover scrapbook paper or wrapping paper you love. You could even use Christmas wrapping paper for a holiday specific craft!

The steps to this are pretty simple:

  1. Starting with an unfinished tray, first apply stain or paint and let dry overnight.
  2. Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the tray. You may need to smoothly join two pieces together or make it a funky collage!
  3. Put down a layer of mod-podge with a paint brush.
  4. Lay down your scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.
  5. Smooth it out using a credit card or store card you don’t use anymore. Mod-podge washes off pretty easily, so it’s up to you!
  6. Let the mod-podge dry!
  7. Apply a layer on top of the paper.
  8. (Optional) Put a layer of polyurethane over the painted or stained portions of the trays.

AND YOU’RE DONE!