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.

Messy Masterpiece

Photo: Where the Smiles Have Been

For this take on a resist painting, Christine of Where the Smiles Have Been used vinyl letters to spell out her son's milestone birthday. She smartly chose complementary colors that coordinated with her son's bedroom, and has some great tips for dealing with the inevitable mess factor: strip your little one down to a diaper before passing out the finger paint, and maybe move the whole operation outside for easy clean up after the resident artist is done.


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