We are officially ten days away from my smallest baby turning one 😭. If you’re a mom, you know the feeling of shock over your baby turning into a “toddler” as she reaches her first birthday… Some sleepless nights it felt like the clock could not move any slower and you didn’t know if you would ever make it here; and other days you are praying time would slow down and she would sleep on your chest forever.
It truly is such a mix of emotions. Part of me is so excited to watch her grow and learn all about her sweet little personality with each day that she learns something new; and the other part of me wants her to stay my baby forever.
However, regardless of my emotions towards it, this birthday is happening soon! And birthdays tend to be a big deal around here. Especially first birthdays…I always think I’m not going to overdue it this time buuuuut, I always tend to go over the top 😂. Now that doesn’t mean I’m one of those people that starts planning and carefully piecing all of this together months in advance. Oh no, I am totally the queen of managed chaos and am always more of a down to the wire kind of girl 💁🏼♀️.
Harper has a floral themed nursery (I’ll share some photos of her room soon) so when scouring Pinterest for birthday theme ideas, floral just felt right. I will be doing some fun DIY decor for the party that I will share here over the next couple weeks.
Enter these sweet little floral hoops.
Y’all. These were SO simple and turned out incredibly beautiful! (If I do say so myself 😉) I plan to hang these as a backdrop at her party and then probably move them to her room for more long term use afterwards.
I found these wooden embroidery hoops in the sewing section at Hobby Lobby and got several different sizes. I love the natural wood color but you could also easily spray paint these gold or any other fun color that would match your theme!
I purchased a TON of different silk flowers also from Hobby Lobby while they were on sale for 50% off (which happens often, just check the sales online before you go!) I usually purchase more than I think I will need, and then return any extras later so I won’t have to go back mid-crafting session to get more flowers.
I purchased a good amount of greenery to add as well. These are the stems I chose 👇🏼.
I cut the greenery up, usually into sets of 3 leaves, and glued it on like that.
Then I got out my trusty glue gun and got to work! I just pulled the flowers off that I wanted to use and arranged the greenery around them usually only filling about a third to a half of the hoop and once I liked how it looked I got to glueing!
The hoops have these weird brackets on them to tighten and loosen them and I just made sure that was where I glued my flowers so you wouldn’t see them!
Overall it was a super simple project but I think will make a huge impact at the party. I plan to hang them from something similar to fishing line so it won’t be obvious.
You could easily use these same hoops to make a fun wreath, or you could decorate them in all flowers or all greenery, whatever works for you! If you end up making some I’d love to see them so send me some photos!
Stay tuned for more fun birthday crafts and such over the next couple of weeks. I hope you all have a fantastic week!
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