For Arthur's 1st Birthday party, I knew I wanted to make some sort of photo board, but how? After looking at many elaborate creations on Pinterest, I decided to scale back my intentions just a bit. I wanted something simple with the focus on the actual pictures and not the decorations. Enter the blessed land of Michael's. I was in the kid's art supply aisle for other things (felt or paper for apples) and found these lovely white display boards. They are meant to be for science fair projects and the like, but I thought it would be perfect for the photo board. After pulling paper, the pictures, and some embellishments, this is what I came up with:
The base layer is SU Gumball Green Coordinations and then Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, and Pacific Point DSP. I made a little sign for people to write Arthur a birthday note on PL cards (not pictured). And I added some silver glitter letters for his initials. I originally had his full name up there, but realized the pictures would not fit nicely with the entire name. So I shortened it down to just the initials. Much better!
The pictures are from our monthly photo shoots. I love being able to see his growth throughout the first year. I even included the one day old pic for comparison. Everyone really loved this at the party. I loved that it was easy to make and the base is reusable (look for it in the fall social crafts).