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.

Card Keeper

Photo: Ali Edwards

Don't toss your baby's birthday greetings from friends and family in the garbage, or shove them in a box in the closet, never to be seen again. Grab a paper punch in your favorite shape, a piece of card stock and get to work creating an easy and colorful punch collage like this one from Ali Edwards. For maximum impact, Ali suggests choosing a loose color scheme and backing your paper punches with foam squares for extra dimension.

 

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