Birthday Decorations

Boyfriend was having a BIG birthday because he’s very old now so I decided to decorate his house with some decorations, if only to distract from the general messiness.

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Felt Happy Birthday Garland
I used about 15 sheets of A4 blue felt, some toy stuffing, and some ribbon to create these garlands.  They spell out HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY! I pretty much just eye balled the letters and numbers, making them as simple as possible (no cursive here) and cut out two of everything.  I used the sewing machine for speed and sewed the two versions of each letter and number together, almost all the way around. I then stuffed them with the toy stuffing.  For the fiddlier letters like H I had to leave it more open to get the toy stuffing in.  When I sewed them closed I stitched them onto the ribbon as well.  I did each word on a separate garland to give me more options for putting it up.Cost- £10 ish

Photo Notice Board
I bought a cork notice board, some drawing pics, and had some nice photos printed out.  I cut HAPPY BIRTHDAY out of some coloured card and pinned it onto the notice board with the photos around it.  Pretty simple.  Much less time consuming than the felt thingies.
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Pom Pom Garlands
I really made these because I fancied buying a set of pom pom makers and needed a reason to justify it.  I then bought a skein of cheap wool and made a bunch of different sized pom poms and tied them into some of the wool to make the garland.  You don’t need a pom pom maker to make pom poms, I’ve tried before with a piece of circular card but wasn’t very successful.  To be honest these ones are particularly neat but they’re fun!
Cost- £7 ish