Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Birthday Numbers {DIY}

There's a difference between seeing pictures in their electronic format and holding them in your hand. There's something special about holding that piece of history. I thought that for Kylie's first birthday, I would do something special for her. Something that she can hold onto and remember. Then, I thought of birthday collages. Better yet - birthday NUMBER collages! This way, you can use them for decor AND hold onto them for the future. I'm all about dual purpose.

For this project you will need:
  • Styrofoam poster board (one for single digits and two for double)
  • A pen
  • Scissors or a box cutter (do not use the box cutter on your floor... we put the board on the floor in the garage)
  • double sided tape
  • an array of pictures from the respective year (I went to the Walgreens app that allows you to print photos from your phone, instagram, facebook, etc... in a 3x3 photo. Perfect for collages)
  • fun tak (blue sticky goo that you can hang things with that doesn't destroy walls.
Draw your number on the board. I went as large as possible and did free hand... but you can certainly use a ruler or something if need be. Cut out your newly drawn number and set it aside. Gather the rest of your supplies. 

Now, start collage-ing with your double stick tape. I started to go chronologically, but that got old in a hurry... so I just started putting pictures wherever they fit.

Finally using bits of the fun-tak, you can hang your work of art. I am in LOVE with the outcome and intend on doing this for every birthday for all of my children. 

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