January 16, 2011

The big one five

When Cesina turned One, I took her to get her birthday pictures done and loved the big number one. So much so I did it every year except last year because I was still in the hospital from giving birth.
So this year I decided to make the numbers myself and use them as part of the birthday centerpieces after I use them as a photo prop.

You will need a piece of styrofoam ..size will vary depending on how big you want it.
1-2 packages of tissue paper....again quantity will depend on size
2-3 bottles of white glue...again quantity will depend on size

I used 2 pieces of styrofoam which were about  2ft long  x 1 1/2 ft  wide and I drew the outline of the number 5 and 1 on each piece then cut them out using a sharp , long knife....Do not do this inside...it makes a MESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Each number was given a coat of paint and let to dry overnight.

I cut the tissue paper up in various sizes and poured the bottles of glue into metal bowl .Approx 1/2 -1cup of water was added  & mixed to the glue to water it down.

With the paint brush, I spread the glue in one area of the number then placed a piece of tissue paper on top of the glue, repeating this process until the entire number was covered.

I finished it off by brushing a layer of glitter paint over top.

Can't wait to use them!

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