So here’s the deal. I know there is a typo in this banner. And no, I didn’t want to go back to the print store just to have them reprint it. I’m lazy and cheap. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, isn’t this kid’s birthday banner DIY SO cute! My oldest guy just turned 8, can you believe it! I decided that such a special occasion needed a super special card. So I took a photo of my son against a blank wall and then added the text in Illustrator. I saved the image to a file and took it to my local Kinko’s/Fed Ex store to have them print out a blueprint copy. This size is 4′ x 3′ and cost $9. They printed out some smaller sized ones for me as well (I think the 3′ x 2′ option was only $4 and still perfectly large enough to hang on a wall.)
We all signed the card and then I used Scotch tape to hang it on the wall. I found that super cute paper garland at Target to frame it with. Is it just me or is Target killing it lately with their Spritz line of party goods?!
He loved it!! But really who wouldn’t love seeing their face this large on a wall in their house? ;) We put this up a few days before his birthday but would also have been great to put up after he had gone to sleep the night before his actual big day. This would also be a really great way to acknowledge a big accomplishment for a kid like a great grade on a test or listening to their parents for the first time…Gosh dang it I love that sweet little face.