Looking for a simple decoration for your child’s next birthday party? This one will take you no time at all to complete and it’s a nice little touch. I only made one for Miss O’s first birthday party but you could decorate with these whimsical little numbers in so many ways. They can be placed on a mantel or place them on the food table. They can even be hung from the ceiling! To do this you would have to make sure both the front & back are covered (mine was not so I placed it against a picture frame with a little thank you note in it).
- wooden number shape
- washi tape in colours to match your theme
Simply wrap pieces of washi tape in stripes around your number however you like! Ensure that the sides of the shape are covered as well – I wrapped the pieces around to the back. I stuck with a horizontal layout but you may prefer to place the tape on an angle or follow the shape of the number. I used four different patterns of washi tape in varying shades of pink which was the theme for Miss O’s first birthday. I purchased the 1 shape from Michaels, my local craft store. I bought it already painted white as opposed to a natural wood – it’s up to you which you decide but I found the white background to make the washi tape colours pop more than a natural wood might.
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.