When my oldest turned three, I went on a little birthday decoration making spree.
I made him a crown.
I appliqued T-shirts with threes on them.
I even made a no-sew birthday banner.
In the past two years, there have been many birthdays, but I have yet to make anything new to add to the collection.
But lucky for me, this little lovey turns three today! And we get to re-use all of the wonderful birthday decor that I created two years ago. [we do use the banner all the time… it’s very well-loved by now]
So happy birthday to my Eli! Three years of hugs, laughs, and trains. And just enough nutty to keep mama on her toes. ;) Wouldn’t change it for anything.
When my oldest turned three, I made a birthday banner.
Last weekend, my baby turned one. [Insert tears and sappy “my baby is growing up too fast!” comments here] So we pulled out that birthday banner for the second time in less than two months.
The banner is made with felt, ribbon, and hot-glue. I wanted it to be fast and easy. I think it only took me a couple hours (including all those three-year-old interruptions while little brother was napping).
I wanted to be able to use this banner again, so I added a velcro space for a number — like this “three” for my oldest son’s birthday.
But my poor second child didn’t get a “one” for his birthday banner. With our Thanksgiving travels, the birthday party, and hosting another Thanksgiving celebration, well, it slipped my mind until my house was filling up with guests. Woops! [I just tucked the extra space behind the banner, and no one else knew the difference] Hopefully he won’t remember this and hold it against me when he’s fifteen….
every birthday prince needs a birthday crown
how else will everyone know how old you are?
super simple – felt, hot glue gun, and self-adhesive velcro
it’s good to be three.
On Sunday, my baby boy turns three. *Insert weepy sound here* I know it is cliche, but it goes so fast! I can’t believe he is going to be three. Sigh.
Well, wipe the tears away, because obviously a birthday means sewing! And a three-year-old deserves a couple of birthday shirts.
I took an Old Navy clearance T-Shirt and made a car out of old T-Shirt scraps. I do love to upcycle.
More T-Shirt scrap upcycling. I didn’t worry too much about sewing straight lines on the arms, because I like the messy feel on this shirt.
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