Thursday, May 24, 2012

Getting Crafty: Birthday Crowns

My niece and nephew (from two separate families, my brother and my sister) were both turning one this month, and I had promised both of their moms that my gift to them would be a birthday crown.  We had seen them at a craft show back in the winter and I considered buying them, but I'm so glad I didn't.  By making them myself I saved a lot of money and had so much fun designing and creating them for these two little loves.  They're made from felt with a layer of batting in between two layers, and mostly sewn with hand-stitches with embroidery floss.  The numbers have velcro on the back so they can be changed for each birthday year.

For my niece:

For my nephew: