Astronaut Cutout | “I Made It” Monday

Aug 22, 2011

I made it mondayAs some of you may know, we celebrated my son’s first birthday on Saturday.  I cannot believe how quickly a year in the life of a sweet little boy can fly!  Ugh.  Does anyone know how to slow time down yet?  I really need it!

Our theme for the party was based around my husband’s dream for what Louis will be when he grows up: an astronaut!!

I will admit to being a crazy mom that wanted his party to be as decorated as humanly possible.  (Reason #109850398 why I love my husband: he lets me get away with these things!)  I saw something on a blog one time where people were making their own cutouts for party decorations and I thought, “I can do that!”

So with a little help from my husband/partner-in-crime, we put something together.

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All it took was printing out my astronaut graphic that I’d used for the rest of my decorations {which will be shared in later posts} in a ‘poster’ format on my printer at home. I’m sure there would have been an easier way to do this with a projector, but since I don’t own a projector we had to work with what we had.

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I then traced the picture onto a large piece of cardboard and my husband and I painted away.  Painting ended up being the most difficult task because we had to play keep-away with our crazy, crawling son. 🙂

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After it dried, we cut the face part out and it was ready for the party!  As you can see by this last photo, even the big kids [mainly me] enjoyed the party prop.  I thought it was a super fun addition to our décor and we got some cute pictures as a result of it.

Fun, right?  You should totally try it at your next shin dig! 🙂

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