Birthday Number Placemats

Simple family parties are where it's at for us this year, but that doesn't mean I can't add small touches to make the celebration special.  My mom always decorated for our birthdays, including our own hand-drawn sign, and I will never forget how special that made me feel (especially given that my bro & I have birthdays 2 days apart)!  So I'm doing some crafting this week...simple ideas, but bright and fun.

My first project was creating placemats bearing EJ's new special number 4.

I took 12x12 solid-color cardstock and cut the number 4 out of each one.  I added a patterned paper (thank you Rachel for the idea of using gift wrap) behind each one attaching it with a few pieces of tape.  Then I covered both sides with clear contact paper to make them "food safe."  Easy peasy!

I'm sure we'll use these throughout the birthday weekend, but knowing my kids, we'll be testing out the lifespan of contact paper when used by very messy eaters.
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

so cute! love the brightness!

southern daze said...

I love everything you come up with! I think I'm going to have Lee get in touch with you when planning my 40th. He's surely gonna need it!

Sadie said...

How fun is this!

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