Today is my baby girl’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe she’s a whole year old today!
Maybe you’ve heard that we threw her a birthday party last weekend ;-) We did a You Are My Sunshine themed party (check out my Pinterest inspiration board HERE), and it was a great success! If you haven’t already, take a look at the Cupcake Cones that I made for the party. I’m hoping to put all of the party details into one big post sometime next week!
Since today is Addy’s actual birthday, I thought I’d share with you the Birthday Board that I made for her. I’d seen them on Pinterest and Etsy lots of places and thought I’d try my hand at creating one for her in Photoshop myself. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!
I used it as part of a photo display table at her party.
The onesie was a labor of love. Though they are super-adorable, the personalized birthday onesies on Etsy were just more expensive than I could justify on an outfit that would be worn for a few hours, tops….so I set out to make one myself! Of course, solid-colored onesies are nowhere to be found, so I dyed it myself using RIT dye in my washing machine. It sounded intimidating at first…but it was SO easy! Then I created the design and cut it out of iron-on vinyl (a Pick Your Plum deal from a few weeks ago!) and ironed it onto the onesie. I was pleasantly surprised with how simple it was to complete, and how well it turned out!
I also made her a tutu using this tutorial from Paige and Brooke. I needed exactly 6 yards of tulle (2 yards of each color). I cut the fabric in half long-ways, so for each color, I ended up with two 2-yard strips of tulle…then I cut those into 6″ strips and looped them around the elastic. The tutu was probably 4-6″ too long for a baby…but since she was only in it for a few minutes for pictures, I didn’t bother trimming it down.
And what birthday outfit is complete without a party hat? I mostly followed Alison’s tutorial over at A Glimpse Inside. I used spray adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper, cut out the “1” using my Silhouette, and added a piece of a craft boa on top for a little something extra :-) If you’re making a party hat, check the ribbon-by-the-yard section of the fabric store for fun kinds of trim! I love the little turquoise flower trim I found for the bottom of the hat.
Happy Birthday, Sunshine!
(photo by Amber Roy Photography)
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What a sweetie! I love the outfit you made her and that board is great!! I hope it was a great day!
Aw, thanks Kathryn! It was a wonderful day :-)
Found you through the link up! Love, love, love your chalkboard sign!!
The birthday board is such an adorable idea! It turned out amazing (and so did her DIY onsie!)
TOO cute! Stopping by from Pin me :)
That little party hat is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day – I love the rosettes! Adelynn is such a pretty name and I think the birthday board you made for her looks so lovely.
Aw, thanks Heather! I was so excited to find that rosette trim at JoAnns…it was exactly what the hat needed :-)
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This blogpost is too cute! Love the chalk art!
Oh my goodness! Your daughter is so precious! It looks like she had a perfect first birthday! Great job on the birthday board :)
Thanks, Marlee! I think we’ll keep her ;-)
I’m stopping by from the Off the Hook linky party :) I love love everything – the tutu, the shirt & the 1st birthday board. My baby girl will be 1 on August 22nd and I’m working on birthday stuff (for her & her brother who will be 3) and I think I might need to make one of those boards :)
Hi, Samantha! Thanks for visiting :-) I was so happy with how the board turned out…I just had it printed and then used spray adhesive to put it on a foam board, and it looked great even without buying a big frame for it. Now I just have to figure out where I’m going to put it…it will be fun to look back on when she’s older! Happy *almost* Birthday to your little ones!
Is that the 20×30 sized foam board from Hobby Lobby? Where did you have it printed? Adorable! I am making my son’s in Photoshop and using yours as a guide! Thanks so much for sharing!
It’s actually a foam board from Target (I think 20×30) but my poster was 16×20, so I just used a utility knife to cut it to size. I had the poster printed at the local UPS store (about $16) and used spray adhesive to attach it to the foam board. So fun that you’re making one – I’d love to see it when it’s done! :-)
Thank you so much! I will have it printed there. I will definitely share it with you when I’m finished. His party isn’t until mid-October, but I’m starting on everything now! :)
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Love the chalkboard. Where did you get it done! Celebrating my Princess in a month and I would ADORE having one for her too !:)
Hi Christine! I actually made it myself in Photoshop after a LOT of trial & error…I know that there are several shops on Etsy that make them, or if you’re handy in Photoshop, there are lots of chalkboard tutorials out there on how to create the chalkboard look. Happy birthday to your little one! :-)
First, happy 1st birthday to your beautiful little girl! This 1st birthday board is SO creative and neat! It would be so fun to do throughout the years and look back and see how things changed with each birthday! Thanks for sharing!
I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/
Thanks for sharing your birthday ideas! I’m planning my little girl’s first for September and I love that birthday board done in photoshop… so much easier and less messy than real chalk!
You birthday board out absolutely DARLING, I LOVE it!
We would love to have you share this at our Saturday Link Party. Each link will be shown on two blogs, Made From Pinterest and Bakerette! It starts Fridays at 3pm, hope we see you there!
Please remember to put a link back to Made From Pinterest at the bottom of your post(s).
Can I just say AWWWW!!! Oh and also— You are going to be featured! I am way late on posting features from my last link party “Party In Polka Dots” that happened all the way back in July! OMGosh right? ;) Come check it out later! http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com
SO CUTE!… and what a great theme! I love it :)
LOVE this board! Hoping to recreate it myself…would you be able to share with me the fonts you used?
Jennie, there are a TON! Here’s what I’ve got…they are all free fonts…hope it’s helpful! KB Limelight, Marcelle Script, KG Be Still and Know, KG Eyes Wide Open, A song for jennifer, Appleberry, Chalk Line, Sunshine in my soul, English essay, Kraft Nine, KG Skinny Latte, sweetie pie, peach sundress, simplicity, clementine sketch, Return to Sender, Penelope Anne, complete in Him, Simon Script, CF Jack Story, Summer jams, chalk hand lettering
Loved your chalkboard! Where did you get it print? Did you pasted it on a hard board? I really want one like this.
Never mind. I got all my answers in the previous comments :)
Came across your post and even though it has been a while since your baby birthday party, the ideas are super current! The chalkboard sign with your baby’s achievements is my favorite!!