May and June are full of birthday celebrations in our family – there’s 10 that we celebrate just in those 2 months! (And there’s Mother’s Day & Father’s Day, along with my job exploding with busyness during these 2 months and all of the end of the school year activities for the boys…it’s safe to say these months are a struggle for me to keep up with everything!) And today we’re celebrating one of the birthdays, so I’ll dedicate today’s post to my big seester – happy birthday Marla!
For birthdays in our house I like to put up a few simple decorations, including a happy birthday garland. We’ve been using one I made for Levi’s second birthday, and it’s definitely seen better days and has been taped & patched quite a few times! I’ve had this project on my to-make list for quite some time (a couple years 😳) and finally squeezed in the time to make this – just in time for all the birthday celebrations!
It’s actually a really simple banner, just tracing & cutting, but I’ve always wanted to see if I could make one out of wood…and I did! I used balsa since it’s so soft and easy to cut, but that also means it tends to crack easily, so you do need to be gentle while cutting! Supplies:
-stencils (I found these in the Target dollar bins)
-thread or twine
Trace letters onto wood. Carefully cut letters out using knife and/or scissors – the wood can crack easily, so go slow & be gentle! Using the needle, poke holes into letters, then use the needle to pull thread or twine through the holes.