Congratulations! You’ve done the impossible and survived your baby’s first year. After blowing out the candles and smashing the cake, commemorate this momentous occasion with an awesome DIY art project to adorn your walls made by your one and only little artist.

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Photo: Crate Paper

No one wants to toss the carefully chosen candles and decorations from the top of baby's cake, and Crate Paper has the perfect solution: use scrapbook paper and assorted embellishments to create a shadow box. Add a favorite photo or party favor; placed on a shelf or dresser top, it'll serve as a reminder of the the big day long after the sugar rush fades.


Did you make a special piece of art to commemorate your child’s first birthday? Share the details with us in the comments!

-Julia Garza