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Ava’s Floral First Birthday


A spring floral first birthday for our sweet baby girl.

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration came from the tissue paper flowers I made and her pink and gold nursery.

Decorating Style

I love whimsical

Project Details

The first thing I made were the tissue paper flowers. I love spring and flowers so thought this would be perfect for Ava's April birthday. I used tissue paper and floral moss for the middle. I then made her floral "A" that will go perfectly in her room. I used a wooden "A" from Hobby Lobby and bought flowers from the floral department to hot glue all over it.  I found the gold polka dot burlap fabric from Joann's and tied the ends with pink ribbon to make it look like a table topper. The happy birthday banner is made by Rifle Paper Co from Anthropologie. It's beautiful and totally customizable. The pink candle holders are from Michael's and the "my little love" picture frame is from Hobby Lobby. I hung her monthly pictures in laser cut wooden frames from Michael's and it was so neat for guests to see her growth each month for a year. Outside hung pictures from Social Print by gold glitter clothespins from Amazon. Her cake was also made by me and I bought a heat punch from Joann's and cut gold glitter card stock and hot glued them to skewers. Her adorable dress is from Zulily and bow made from Cozette Couture. Her crown was made by lovecrushbowtique on Etsy. I absolutely adored her present from us which was a customized board book of our family from Pint Size Productions. It turned out beautiful. I also will cherish that each guest took a Polaroid with Ava and we used cute washi tape to put them in a notebook with a special birthday wish/prayer for Ava from each person.

Favorite Items

My favorite thing was the tissue paper flowers. They were so whimsical and pretty. I was so happy how they turned out.


My advice would be to start planning and crafting early. It was so fun to see how everything came together and it was such a fun and special day.

Ava's Floral First Birthday - Project Nursery - Blog first home decor

Thursday 14th of May 2020

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Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Where is your outfit from?


Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Where is your green skirt from? So cute!


Friday 24th of August 2018

Hi, I was wondering how you made the tissue paper flowers. I've looked up tutorials but none of them look quite like yours and I love how whimsical they are. Thank you.


Monday 30th of July 2018

Yvette- I bought it from a garage sale site and repainted it. It’s an old Jenny Lind high chair.