First Birthday Photo and Fabric Bunting

Make a Whimsical First Birthday Photo and Fabric Bunting

My daughter will one year old next month! I can’t believe how fast the year went.  For her first birthday, I wanted to commemorate her year of growth by making this simple photo bunting.  I used my HP Sprocket for the photos and it worked our beautifully.  Here is how I made this First Birthday Photo and Fabric Bunting.

First Birthday Photo and Fabric Bunting DIY

Time: 45 Minutes


  • HP Sprocket Photos (one for each month)
  • Ribbon or fabric strips
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Paper Cutter
  • Heart Craft Punch
  • Marker
  • Mini Clothespins

First Birthday Bunting Idea with Photos



  1. First, make your fabric bunting using ribbon or strips of fabric.  Cut ribbon into 22” strips. Fold them in half and tie them to a rope or ribbon. This bunting shown here has about 24 strips of ribbon.
  2. Next, print your photos. Print out twelve photos of your child, one for each month.
  3. Cut 2.5” X 3.5” of scrapbook paper. Remove the backing of your Sprocket photos and place them in the center of each piece of scrapbook paper.
  4. Cut out twelve hearts with a heart shaped craft punch. Write numbers 1-12 on the hearts with a market.  Glue each heart to the front of a mini clothespin.
  5. Lastly, clip each photo onto the bunting. You may need to space the fabric out accordingly.

Change the colors or leave the numbers off and use this idea for any birthday party.  It’s the perfect party decorating idea for milestone birthdays like sixteenth, twenty first, or forty!  Use it to honor a bride or groom at a wedding shower as well!

Watch the video tutorial:

This First Birthday Photo and Fabric Bunting doesn’t have to be for a first birthday. Consider making one of these for a 16th, 21st, or 40th birthday too. You can also use the idea for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, or anniversary parties! For anniversaries you can print a photo a year of the happy couple. For baby showers you can share the mom-to-be’s pregnancy pictures and for bridal showers you can print engagement photos.

Don’t forget to check out my little ones first birthday party. You may also like this tutorial on her first birthday cake toppers or how to make this bohemian inspired flower crown. I hope you like it! If you do, I’d love for you to pin it!

First Birthday 12 Months of Photos

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