Chances are your child will not spend an incredible amount of time in their highchair on their first birthday. Too many people will be fussing over the birthday kid. But your little one will have to eat at some point, especially their cake! Making a banner for their highchair is something that is easy to do and makes for a great photo prop.
- 3 sheets of patterned scrapbook paper to match your theme
- 3 sheets of matching solid cardstock
- Stickers to spell “I am One!” or “I am 1”
- Matching ribbon
- Any other embellishments you would like to decorate with, optional
- Hole punch
- Double-sided tape
Cut three squares from your cardstock. To determine what size to cut them, determine how wide you will need it to accommodate your letters. You will see on my banner that I actually layered two different sizes of different coloured cardstock – it’s up to you how detailed to get. It will still look fantastic with only one square of solid cardstock. Next, cut three squares from your patterned paper about 1/2 – 1″ larger than your cardstock. Use the double-sided tape to secure your layers together.
Place your letters on each square according to how you would like it to look. You can add any other embellishments at this point. I had some sparkly pink crystal stickers that came on a roll and worked perfectly for my banner.
Punch a hole on each side of your squares. I suggest punching through the cardstock to make it sturdier. Next, tie each square together with ribbon. I used three different types of ribbon. To achieve a similar look, use three different widths of ribbon. Take the wider two and make them into bows without actually tying the centers – just layer them like bows. Use the thinner ribbon to loop through the two squares and then tie around your folded bows. Make a tight knot to secure those ribbons then tie it into a bow.
Use double-sided tape on the high chair to hold the banner in place. Place a long piece at the top of each square on the back and affix to the highchair.
Be sure to check out the other first birthday party ideas we have featured:
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.