Friday, January 11, 2013

Upshernish Prep

With all the renovations going on in our new home and Yosef's upshernish two weeks away my house is a combination of sawdust, paint buckets and piles of party decorations I've been busy preparing.

I found these giant plastic scissors online and I think they'll make the cutest table centerpieces! (An upshernish is a three-year-old boy's first haircut.)

Using a paper punch, scissor shapes were punched out of blue card stock and they'll be scattered on the tables.

Yosef will sit on this "special" chair--a bar stool I spray painted blue so that friends and family take a "snip". 

Yosef can be shy and might not let people he doesn't know very well cut his hair. Last night we were talking about who he'll let cut his hair. When it came to my husband (who he refers to as Sabba) Yosef kept saying "Not Sabba." I was very surprised--he knows us so well and we spend a lot of time with the grand kids. When I finally asked him why he doesn't want Sabba to cut his hair he answered "Because he tickles me!"


  1. Oh, Rita, this is priceless!!! Great ideas!
    You are an awesome grandmother!!
    Can't wait to see the pictures from Yosef's upshernish.

  2. Those scissors centerpieces are clever; I really like them. How did you anchor the scissors in there? The shade of blue you're using is wonderful, too. It helps me hope for Spring soon. So is Sabba going to snip Yosef's hair....or stand back with his tickle fingers in his pockets?!

    1. Hi Terree, I simply glued a wood dowel to the back of the scissors leaving an extra few inches below, then stuck the dowel into florist foam. As far as Sabba snipping, we will see!!

  3. Where did you get the paper punch shaped like scissors?? I'm planning my son's upsherin and would love to have these as decorations!

    1. Hi Stefani,
      I bought mine locally at a small shop but here is one I found online:

      Good Luck!

  4. the dollar tree store has these scissors for $1.00 each!

  5. Hi Rita, my name is Ruth, I live in Miami. I am planning my son Daniel's upsherin. Your pictures and ideas are wonderful. Where did you get the scissors and do you know how long are they?
    thank you


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