It's just 11 more days to Angel's 5th birthday party! Yayyy!! Oh, and I still have a long, long, long way to go for the party preparation!! *bites nails*
I know, I know, somehow things will turn out all right and everything will be worth staying up till 3am to do. I think I might have an underlying desire to be a party planner and it sounds weird but I kind of dig the fun, thrill and anxiety of the preparation process.
Anyway, in today's Creativity 521, I'm sharing with you the Rapunzel Themed Wall Decorations that we made! Yes, I do mean we, because the kids played a part too. Now, isn't that awesome? I never did feel that you need to buy a banner as a party decor (right, our house is pretty small anyway and it's not like we have a garden or porch) and it is not that hard to come up with some simple decorations to jazz up the wall or the house. Moreover, you can design them in any theme you like too.
Ta-dah! So here is how our living room wall looks at the moment! Do you like it? It's not that fanciful but yet good enough to brighten up the house and get us in the party mood!
1) Rapunzel name letters
Firstly, I'm sharing with you this simple method to create and print out the name of your child using pictures of his/her favourite character or theme of the party.
-> Go to Powerpoint and enter the letters of the name with one letter on each slide. I used the font Cooper Black, size 600 but this is all up to you.
-> Right click and go to 'format text effects'
-> Click on 'text fill', 'picture or texture fill' and 'insert from file'
-> Select the picture that you wish to use
Tip: For the picture to look proportionate or to fit nicely into the shape of your letter, you might need to crop it beforehand. You might also try playing around with the offsets (left, right, top, bottom) till you achieve the best fit.
Next, it was time to 'paint' with the glue! Oh yeah, this was their favourite part where they could get their fingers all sticky. We would paint a small portion of the base and fill it up with the paper bits, repeating this till the entire circle was covered. Tip: Be extra careful at the edges and layer some parts so that there is minimal empty space. To make the number stand out, we decided to make it yellow and let the background be purple.
birthday invitations. I have to tell you this paper collage, though simple to make, took a longer time than I expected but seeing the end result, I think it was totally worth it.
3) Paper lanterns
The hubby was complaining that I was stashing away so many toilet rolls that I decided one day to just take them out and use them (well, some of them) for the upcoming party. So, together with the kids, we made some simple lanterns to decorate the house.
Yay! Toilet rolls are transformed and used up!
4) Rapunzel Sun Bunting
Last but not least, this was a craft project that I did on my own while the kids were asleep. If you have watched Tangled, you would know about the beautiful sun symbol seen in Rapunzel's kingdom so I really wanted to replicate these in our house.
The thing is, the symbol might look simple from far yet intricate when you look closely because of all the lines and curves involved. Well, I do not have a sun puncher and I did not want to simply print out my bunting and waste lots of coloured ink, so I decided to go the traditional way and took out my craft knife which had been sitting in the craft box for a long time.
here and did a simple design in Photoshop to personalise the bunting for Angel.
pop-up card for the hubby and even though this sun can be considered much easier, the thing is I had to repeat and do it over and over so I must say the fingers were really aching after that. Tip: Be extra precise and cautious when cutting out the circle so as to not break any thin adjoining parts.
Lastly, just to spice things up even more, we also added in Rapunzel, Pascal and of course, the floating lights.
Now, what do you think of our wall? I smile every time I look at it and I am happy knowing that the girls played a part in making them and that my beloved firstborn is turning a year older very soon.
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