Today’s DIY First Birthday Badge goes along with this week’s Birthday Party Hat. This is another easy, no-sew project. Of course, change the number up to go along with any number birthday!
- Scrap felt in 2 colors
- Approximately 2 foot of ribbon
- Pin closure for the back
- Thin chipboard (heavier than card stock but lighter than cardboard)
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
Begin by cutting out the circle. I found the bottom of a can of spray paint to be the perfect size for this project. I simple traced it onto my felt and cut out 2 felt circles of the same color. I then cut out another circle using the thin chipboard. A free “1” number printable can be found on this free download. Cut out a number “1” from a coordinating felt color.
Cut the ribbon lengths– (3) 9 inch pieces and (8) 1.25 inch pieces.
Hot glue the thin chipboard to the back of one of the felt circles. Glue the number “1” to the front of the felt.
Fold the larger ribbon lengths in half. Hot glue them on the bottom of the circle on the back portion (along the chipboard as shown). See a front and back example below.
Now fold the smaller ribbon lengths in half. Hot glue them around the circle on the back portion (along the chipboard as shown). Again, see the front and back example below.
Glue the second felt circle to the back to cover up the glued ribbon.
Glue the pin closure to the back of the badge.
Now it’s photo time! Happy First Birthday to your special little one!
Want more First Birthday Ideas? Make your own coordinating Party Hat!
Sarah Fuller says
Cute and super doable for us non-sewers
Other then the fact that I am all thumbs and not crafty in the least I love that you were able to make this!
First birthdays are very special.. its great that you have some DIY to make it even more.
Cute idea! But somehow in that photo it doesn’t seem he’s too pleased with it!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Wow, that came out great! Nice job!!
Paula Parker says
That is so cute! I like that it is easy enough to make. Plus I can use this on different occasions too with a little alteration. Thanks for the good idea!
How fun! I love how you can make it for any occasion, birthday or event!
Liz Mays says
OH my goodness, this is just the most adorable way to celebrate. I love it!
Looks very cute, I would like to make one for my daughter.
Debi @ Life Currents says
Very cute. I love it. This could be made for so many different occasions as well. Even for adults!
This is so precious! My son is turning two next month so this craft can still work I change up the year! 🙂
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
This is so adorable! I love it.
Lexie Lane says
Oh! This is lovely! Thank you for all the pictured steps! Always helpful!
Payal Bansal (@TrendsnHealth) says
Making few things from our dear makes the special occasions more special. Thanks for sharing How to make first birthday badge!