As surreal as it sounds for me to say it, my baby will soon be turning 16. She’s been talking about it for an entire year and it’s given me some time to think about making something special for her that celebrates her 16 amazing years. For those of you with teenage children (or older), I don’t have to tell you that the entire process of family photographs has changed dramatically over the years. The thought of digging through my old negatives to get prints made for any kind of photo project made my head spin. But flipping through old photo albums seems both easy and enjoyable. So, why not make it easy and enjoyable? Instead of worrying about getting prints made, I chose the most simple method of copying a print I could think of: taking a picture of the picture. And then, just as easy, I printed that picture using the mobile printing app and my HP Envy printer. Done and done.
I thought of a few different ways I could incorporate these photos of my daughter in her birthday celebration but I wanted it to be something that felt celebratory. What could be more celebratory and festive than a photo garland? So, with a few simple craft moves, I took my favorite shots and created a personalize birthday decoration for my daughter’s “Sweet 16.” It’s a work in progress as I still have a few months but getting a head start feels great and now, I’ve got an awesome photo craft under my belt that I can use for a lot of occasions. I can see it now: a photo garland for every occasion!
Here’s how it all happened (and how you can do it too!):
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