This adorable DIY Cloud Garland is just perfect to add to my daughter’s “Sky High” first birthday theme! However, those cute puffy little clouds have nothing on the birthday girl!
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My daughter turns one this weekend! WAAAAAAH! Seriously though, I am sad, but I’m also really excited. She will most likely be my last child, and it has not been easy to make that decision…for me. But financially and age-wise, it makes the most sense for us.
I’ve said this many many times if you’ve been following along, but those early months are just REALLY DIFFICULT for me! Both of my kids have had acid reflux, and it is a b!#@%! There’s lots of screaming involved…myself included. I wish I could be one of those really calm moms who just knew the hours of crying was going to stop eventually, but I wasn’t. I tried really hard not to wish those early months away, but that’s what happened. They flew by when I look back at them.
As I approached the fifth month mark, I was in a much better place and so was my daughter. At that point I had more patience and more sleep, so I was able to enjoy the days way more. Now I want to hold her all day long (kind of), and don’t worry about holding her too much! I let her fall asleep in my arms at night and don’t worry about whether or not she will be able to put herself back to sleep.
After having my daughter, I look at life differently. Perhaps it’s because deep down I know that she is my last. She has helped me be more patient, love more deeply, and realize that you only get once go around at life. Before I had her, I truly worried how I would love another person as much as I loved my son. I thought I might be the first person who just didn’t love my second child as much as the first. Well, it turns out I do.
I want to celebrate my daughter for turning one and congratulate myself for keeping my sanity and my marriage together! It wasn’t pretty, but we did it! 😉
Enough sappy stuff! To help me through the momentous occasion of her first birthday, I have been planning her party theme for quite some time.
I decided on a “Sky High First Birthday” theme. This includes clouds, suns, and rainbows for the most part. It all began with these napkins that I found.
Every party needs a little DIY, so I put together this cloud garland along with a cloud table runner for her party!
Details to DIY the Cloud Garland:
1. White Felt Fabric (1 yard)
4. No Sew Glue
6. Colored Blanket Yarn (I chose blanket yarn because it’s thicker.)
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Draw a few different cloud shapes. Fold your fabric in half so that when you cut out your cloud shapes you end up with two clouds. Cut them out and use them to trace more. Then cut those out. I have nine clouds on the garland. You can create any shape you like!
Use fabric glue to glue the two sides of the clouds together. Leave about two inches open so that you can stuff the cloud after the glue dries. Do this with each cloud set.
Once the glue dries, fill the clouds with stuffing. You can use a pencil to push the stuffing in the hard to reach spaces.
Use the glue gun to glue the opening closed.
Cut slits in the upper back of each cloud for the yarn to slide through.
Slide yarn through the slits using a knitting needle or something long that you can tie the yarn to. I use a pen! Position the clouds where you want them to be and you are ready to hang your garland!
DIY No Sew Cloud Garland
Now I’m off to prepare for my daughter’s “Sky High” birthday party!