As I mentioned in this post, I was a busy bee for a few months before Zoe’s birthday. It was her first birthday and it had to be memorable! And by memorable I do not mean crazy expensive, I mean full of little touches (preferably DIY) touches that would make it extra special.
You might know by now that a lot of my inspiration comes from pinterest, and this one is no exception. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make a pinata or have it as a photo prop for pictures but I knew that I wanted it in the party.
I made the structure using an empty box that I had around the house. I traced a big #1 outside, and with the help of the hubby I was able to cut it.
Then we just cut long pieces of cardboard and taped them to the sides of the #1. We proceeded to do that until we got a 3D piece. The whole thing didn’t take us longer than 30 minutes to put together.
Once the structure was ready, I simply covered it with white printer paper. I did this because I knew I was going to cover it with tissue paper and I didn’t want the tape or the box print to show through. Now I had a blank canvas prop :P.
I had a package of tissue paper that I got from the dollar store and made a lot of tissue paper flowers using a paper punch. Once I had all the rainbow colors, I glued them one by one to the prop. And when I say I, I mean I did the first row because my cousin did 99% of the gluing (again, what would I do without my family!). I know it seems like a lot of work to glue them one by one but it really is a repetitive motion and it didn’t take that long to finish it.
I love the final product and I think it gave the background an additional interest 😀 You can make one of these and use it as birthday decor, pinata, or photo prop for your little one’s birthday. It is very inexpensive and got a lot of attention.