Something Crafty: Birthday Banner

I love, love, love the Young House Love blog (did I mention I love it). When I saw their office/guest room/playroom reveal, I discovered they also blog over at Baby center. I headed over there and saw that they featured this handy-dandy how-to for the banner hanging above the Murphy bed in their room. I am totally doing this for Harrison’s birthday. I will leave a space between “Happy” and “Birthday” to switch out the birth year (1st, 2nd, 3rd…). I already purchased some paper from Michael’s (using a gift card; score!) gearing up for this project. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m excited about making it because it seems super simple and fabulous. I have several other ideas up my sleeve for Harrison’s 1st birthday, too, and many of the ideas are things to be carried out in subsequent years.

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Something Crafty: Card Book

A few weeks ago, a blog I follow featured a great idea for organizing your baby’s cards – from baby showers, congratulatory cards, holidays, etc. I decided this would be a wonderful way to not only organize, but also showcase, all the cards we and Harrison have received. Usually, all the cards we get end up stacked and put away in a box. This was a very simple, albeit tedious, craft project. The first book I made is already full, but i will make another one. I want to add dividers for various cards (we’re big card and letter people around here). I think this will be such a nice way to house all these cards and to look back through with Harrison over the years.
I plan on taking this craft and running with it for other cards. I want to do one for Harrison’s birthday cards throughout the years and other holidays. I also plan on making one for our wedding and anniversary cards.