It was fun planning all the decorations for the party, there were so many fun things I wanted to do and I just couldn't resist.
Railroad sign. It was pretty easy to make. I used black butcher paper for most of it, using regular sized plates and dessert plates to trace the circles. The white part is a slightly sturdier strip of poster board and used my Cricut to cut the letters.
Train silhouette/tunnel. Also black butcher paper. For the train. I taped it up to the wall and with a picture I got online free hand traced and cut it. It's not as good as I would have liked but I didn't want to stress too much. The details were outlined in chalk. The tunnel was the same, it was probably the easiest thing I did. I saw someone do it online and did some rocks around the sides too, but I didn't have enough room for that.
Clouds and crepe paper. I kind of wanted the living room to be like a train station and have an 'outdoor' feel so I figured clouds would do the trick. I cut a bunch of the clouds out of poster board which I got from the $1 store for .59 each. I free hand cut them and hung them with fishing line attaching them to the ceiling with clear push pins (a must have in my house). For the crepe paper I fringed them as seen here. After some trial and error I figured the easiest way for me to do it was to wrap a roll of crepe paper around a large piece of cardboard then fringed it. It made things a lot easier.
Signs. Easy peasy. Just used cheap poster board from the $$ store and used my Cricut to cut the letters.
Picture collage. I wanted to have pictures of Mr. Max around so he could see them and thought about doing a 24 month mural type thing and this is what I came up with. Luckily I am pretty dedicated to my family blog so I just used pictures off of that and cut them to 4x4 prints with a piece of red card stock underneath. I used rub on-ons for the numbers. I'm sort of addicted to rub-ons.
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