Oh I feel so bad, I forgot to post this tutorial but no biggie there no such things as late right?.... hahaha well I could have waited until his third birthday LOL. Anyways here I am and I'm going to tell you how I did this gorgeous centerpiece for my son's birthday.
I tried to keep the whole party in 5 colors that are pretty characteristic of The Cat in the Hat: red, blue, white, yellow and black.
And here is the list of the things that I used:
-Wooden box ( you can use cereal boxes is way cheaper, check out some examples HERE)
-Tissue Paper in the colors mentioned above.
-Ribbons in the same colors.
-Pipe cleaners in red and gray, the glittery ones.
-Centerpiece number (I just printed out a number the biggest I could fit on a sheet)
-Glue/ Hot Glue Gun
-Hands and other printables. Click the image below it will take you to the page where you can download them.
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I started out by cutting the number 2 and pasting it to a black sheet, the bad thing about using numbers like this one is that someone is always going to watch it in the wrong side but it looks cute.
I did the same thing to the hands which was a remake from his first birthday.
And with the little banners I cut out a black glitter piece of paper for the back around half inch bigger.
I glued the character to the number using the pipe cleaners after I made them in spiral, check out the video to find out how I made those.
Try to apply enough pressure so everything will stay in place, specially if you plan to move them.
This is how the hand where sorta floating.
Now add the Styrofoam piece to the box, I previously painted the box in red.