Birthday Wishes Garland

Recently my daughter turned 14, and if you’re a parent of a teen you know how tricky it can be to plan the perfect birthday celebration for a teen. While making plans a decor idea came to me that also included a fun interactive memory-keeping element. I created a photo pocket garland where guests can write their wishes to the birthday girl on journaling cards.

birthday wishes banner by aly dosdall

First I printed some wallet size photos of my daughter (that was a trick in itself to find photos she was “happy” with). Then I made some 3×4 pockets from Inked Rose papers with my Envelope Punch Board by simply cutting off the top flap of the 3×4 envelopes.

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I placed the photos on the front of the pockets and embellished them with some washi tape stickers, die cuts, enamel shapes, and baker’s twine. Then I added journaling cards to each pocket for the guests to write on.

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Finally, I strung some Sew Easy Baker’s Twine up and clipped the photo pockets on with some mini wood clothespins I picked up at my local craft store.

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The Birthday Wish Garland was a hit with the guests and the birthday girl!

~Aly

Supplies:

Inked Rose Paper Pack
Envelope Punch Board
Punch Dies–Heart, Circle
Evolution
Journaling Cards (Captured)
Enamel Shapes–Cool, Warm
Washi Tape–Multi Color Pack
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Pink

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