Monday, February 23, 2015

Daniel Tiger Party Decorations

This weekend we celebrated my nephew's 1st birthday.   He loves his Daniel Tiger.   We started out with the red and white as theme with the invitaion, but when it came time looking for party decorations, we slowly found it was easier to find orange items then red.

The first orange item was the buckets for the centerpieces.   They are not only centerpieces but they are going be filled with yummy chips to put on everyone's table and we are going to tie balloons to the handles.

Let's just say it is not easy finding tiger striped items.   The only thing that came close was the orange and white tiger striped ribbon.   So when I found in a local craft store, I bought up a few rolls!

So today's Daniel Tiger decorations I will be showcasing are the bucket centerpieces, the cupcake toppers and high chair banner.  Images and Sentiments were printed on the computer and resized for the projects.

Click here to see where I downloaded the Daniel Tiger image.

The ingredients to make all three projects are as follows:
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Tangelo Twist Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Tiger Striped Ribbon from a local craft store
Tools:  Circle Framelits and Punches

Tips to do do the centerpieces:
To attach the ribbon to the bucket, use sticky strip.   To keep the bow and image in place, pull out your hot glue gun.  This will make sure that your items don't fall off halfway through the party.

Tips for the cupcake toppers:
Punch out your image and then punch out a circle to layer underneath.   To ensure that your cupcake toppers don't fall off, use your hot glue gun to keep the image in place.    I have used my adhesive in the past, but because of the wood stick in between I found the toppers would come apart.

Tips for your high chair banner:
To make the triangle.   Cut a rectangle of the size of the banner you would like to create.   Next find the center of the card stock from left to right.    Then with your paper cutter align the card stock so you cut your paper in a diagnolly. Taking the top corner and then center of the cardstock.   Then repeat with the other corner.

After cutting all three pennants, bring them over to the high chair then you align  the triangles so they fit perfectly accross the front.  Give yourself a decent amount of ribbon to start off so you can tie to the back of the high chair if you have a place you can tie it to.   Then across the top of the banner apply sticky strip and then apply the ribbon to the sticky strip.   Again leave ribbon at the end so you can tie it the high chair.
When you are done with the front, leave apply a second strip of sticky tape to the back and then add another layer of ribbon.  This will secure the banner from the back.

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