Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthday Week; Monthly Photo Banner

This is the next project I have been working on for Bunny's party. I saw similar ones on Etsy but felt like it was something I could do myself. It also ended up being a rather easy project so I thought I would share it here!

Monthly Photo Banner


construction paper and/or scrapbook paper
thin ribbon
hole punch
shapes to trace or Cricut machine


The first thing you will want to do is lay out all your papers in the order you want to use them in the banner. I simply made sure I didn't have two of the same thing next to each other.

The next step is getting your shapes. I printed these straight from google images and traced around them on my construction and scrapbook papers. If you have a Cricut machine and a shape you could use, you can replace this step with the simplicity of pushing buttons.

Next, glue them together. I placed the inner piece just above center to leave room for my numbers. After the pages were dry, I used a star-shaped hole punch to cut holes near the tops for ribbon.

While I did have to cut my rectangles by hand, I was lucky enough to use a Cricut for my numbers. For these, I just used construction paper in a color that didn't match the background pages. 

The next step is to add your pictures. I traced printed rectangles for these, also. After they were all attached, I glued on the corresponding numbers. If you have access to a laminating machine, this is where you would want to laminate your papers.

Lastly, use thin ribbon to the the papers together. Again, for this step, I was careful not to use the same color as either of the outside papers. Tie bows or knots, whichever is more aesthetically pleasing to you.

And there you have it! A simple banner of monthly pictures for your little one's first birthday! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know! Also, if you use this tutorial, I would love to see what you come up with! Share your finished product in the comments.

Happy crafting! 


  1. I think I might end up making one of these, but yearly, for Madison's birthday. Then keep adding on each year? EEEP! Also, so glad to see you're blogging. :*

  2. i finally gave in! now i just have to make it look as pretty as yours!