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Birthday Bash: DIY – First Birthday Banner – a must have!

I knew since Shelby was born I would have her a special birthday banner for her First Birthday! (I might even do it for her 2nd Birthday too).

Every month I would take a photo of Shelby and I would set her in a way that I would have room on the side to add text of her monthly milestones. In photoshop I created each image to be full size for printing purposes. I had each photo printed  as a 5 x 7.

I then had regular 8.5 x 11 card stock and measured so that there would be a 2 inch top above each photo. I then added hole punches so I could thread the ribbon through.

I used hot glue on just the edges of the photos. I wanted to make sure that the pictures wouldn’t fall off the cardstock.

It came out great, and it took me around half an hour to cut the cardstock, glue the photos, hole punch and thread the ribbon.


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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. I love how creative you are – the banner looks beautiful and it shows her growth through the year. I am going to steal your idea for my next party.

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