I still can’t believe Eloise turned 1 last week. How the heck did that happen?! Last year had a lot of highlights but she was definitely the best part. It’s been so amazing watching her grow and watching her personality develop. She’s totally going to be a little spit fire. She’s got a mind of her own and is already so independent. I didn’t want to do anything too crazy for her birthday, but the blogger in me couldn’t resist a cute little dessert table. I wanted to incorporate some photos and thought this DIY Monthly Photo Garland would be perfect.This post is sponsored by Mixbook. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included.
I have so many pictures on my phone and am usually pretty bad about getting them off and actually printed. I’ve also been really bad about filling out Eloise’s baby book but I figured this little project would kill two birds with one stone. Cute decor and photos to add to her baby book. If you haven’t heard of Mixbook they’re an awesome site where you can print your photos, make photo books, personalized home decor, you name it. I decided to use their 5×5 photo prints to make my garland and was so happy with how easy the whole process was. You just select the photos from your computer you want to print, add them to your cart, and order. Easy peasy.
It was so fun looking at these pics and watching her expressions change over the months. Such a little goober <3
Cut your string long enough to fit all the photos plus extra on both ends for hanging. I used two clothespins per photo but you could also just use one. Then just clip them to your photos and hang it up!
I used two small thumbtacks on either side of the photo backdrop to hang up the garland which worked perfectly.
Then it was time to decorate!
Eloise wasn’t super into her cake. She ate a few licks of frosting but mainly just squished it all between her fingers and then started crying ha. But it was the perfect day and I had so much fun planning this little set up! I think I’m going to make her wear that little crown every year for her birthday 🙂
Thanks again to Mixbook for helping make my dreams for this party come to life!