Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Birthday wishes

My baby girl is going to be 2 on Friday. ~sniff~ sob....okay I will pull myself together.

I realized that I decorate my front door for every possible holiday in the world....except birthdays! Since we are between Valentines and St. Patricks day, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a fun, whimsical birthday wreath.

I figure the kids can help me hang it for their birthdays and it would be a fun way to announce to the world (well at least the neighbors and passer by's) that my little babies are turning a year older.

I just took an old ugly ivy and wretched purple flower wreath that someone gave me and stripped it bare. I then searched through my things until I found some festive ribbon and then some purple star shiny wire stuff. (Because I like to use technical names.)

I weaved the ribbon in and out of the vine. I then went through my party favors and found some children's whistles and the ball/ cup game thingy. (Again, I am s tickler for proper names.) Throw in some star wands and a birthday candle that says. "Happy Birthday" ...and WHALAH.

The fun thing about this wreath is that almost all of us has old party things hanging around our house. I would have loved to use a pink boa I found but I didn't think my hubs and son would like that on their birthday.

I would like to think that this makes my people feel special around their special time.
And that works for this mama.

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Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

That's such a clever idea, I love it!

SoCal Frugal said...

OMG I LOVE this!!

Lauren at Big Easy Mom said...

The wreath is so cute! My older son will be 5 next month - I think I may make one just in time for his birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!