Thursday, July 14, 2011

Project DIY: Make a Birthday Board Book with Dear Lizzy

In honor of our Birthday we've got an extra special Project DIY edition with one of our favorite bloggers, Dear Lizzy. She's got a whimsical and crafty idea for taking your Birthday cards to the next level. We just can't help but swoon over her charming creation.

DIY: Birthday Board Book
Instead of designing a handmade birthday card, make a birthday board book where each page is its own confetti filled present!
Gather some basic supplies: Letter Stickers, Masking Tape,
Vellum Envies, Striped Buttons, Tickets, Instax Pictures, Number
Stickers 1-5, Twine, Sequins, and Fabric Strips.

Start with 6 pieces of chipboard and punch 2 holes for the book rings 3/4" from the edge and an inch from the top and bottom. Next, Adhere down a strip of fabric or paper to the left side of the chipboard & attach a vellum envelope. Then fill the envelope with sequins, photos, word confetti that describe the person and a birthday message. Seal the envelope shut with a small piece of masking tape. (The tape works awesome with the vellum envelopes because it easily opens with out tearing and you can re-seal it when you are finished.) Last, add any buttons or tickets to dress up the outside. Added touches: I numbered each page 1-5 with a sticker that I attached on top of the masking tape as extra element.

Design your own wrapping with a doily, twine, cupcake wrapper and tickets. Add a bingo chip with their age to the top layer like a cherry on top.

This is such a fun project because each page with the vellum envelopes is basically a birthday present in itself. It's so fun when the sequins and word confetti spill out and is sure to make someone's
birthday special!

Hope you enjoy! Lizzy xo

1 comment:

Amanda {} said...

This is such a wonderful diy present idea!! Gives it such a personal and handmade touch!! Can't wait to make one for one of my gf's birthdays!!