Giveaway No. 3 & Milestone Poster Tutorial

First Birthday Milestone Poster Photo

They always say Birthday’s are more fun when shared with friends.  So….to share in the spirit of L’s First Birthday, here is an awesome giveaway for all of you to celebrate too!

One lucky reader will win a free digital milestone poster from LaurenADesigns on Etsy.  Just head over to our Facebook Page and Like, Comment, or Share our giveaway post to enter.  We’ll announce the winner on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th.  You’ll get to design your own poster for any occasion, in whatever colors match your theme.

I found Lauren on Etsy when I was planning Lincoln’s First! Birthday Cake Smash Photo Shoot.  Whoa!  That’s a mouthful! anyways…I was so so lucky to find Leslie from Simply L Photography.  She did a great job setting up some adorable moments.  She even made the pennant banner to match Lauren’t custom Chalkboard Milestone Poster!  Now, that’s awesome!

First Birthday Milestone

First Birthday Boy Blue Green Photo Ideas

I made my own party hat for the occasion.  I used a Dollar Store pack of party hats.  I used my Silhouette to cut paper the same size as party hat. (Yay for instant downloads of exactly what you need), and glued it back together.  I made a yard pom pom ball the ol’ fashioned way and glued it to the top.  Then another quick cut of the number “1” from the silhouette, ric rac trim, and we were done!  Great alternative to the pricey ones you can find on Etsy.

DIY Birthday Hat Photo

Leslie from Simply L Photography arranged the cake being delivered in time for the shoot too.  Did I mention she’s awesome?!

First Birthday Boy Cake Smash


Blue Green Cake Smash

Blue Green Cake Smash Photo


How to Mount Your Poster

I read about all kinds of ways to mount the poster. I had mine printed at OfficeMax with a coupon. I bought a piece of black foam board at Hobby Lobby for the backing. Then I used a yardstick and a razor to trim the foam down to the size of the poster. Spray adhesive applied a little bit at a time secured the two together. Easy peasy. Even a non-crafter can do it! ;)

First Birthday Milestone Poster Photo

***I was not compensated or provided free services/product from either of Lauren of Leslie. I found them when planning L’s Bday Cake Smash Shoot and they are seriously worth every penny I paid ;) Thank you, Lauren, for sponsoring this giveaway by providing a free product for our readers!


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14 Responses to Giveaway No. 3 & Milestone Poster Tutorial

  1. this makes me smile!!!!! Happy birthday little guy!

  2. Jessica says:

    Awwww this turned out so darn cute! I just love it!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Jessica from

  3. Laura says:

    Hi from the link-up! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! My daughter’s 2nd birthday is coming up and I’d love to display something like this! Thanks for sharing!


    • SimplySalvage says:

      Such a sweet, personal decoration! I keep mine mounted to the inside of L’s closet doors with command strips. Makes me happy still :)

  4. Shelly says:

    This was super cute! He’s a doll and the photography was awesome! The poster is such a sweet idea and would be fun to do every year through high school! Yes, I’ll be THAT mom. ;)

    • SimplySalvage says:

      I really love the poster! I’m incorporating it into our “yearly” family book as an image file and it would make a great addition every year with new milestones!

  5. First off the cake smash is just too cute! I love how the pictures came out. My little on is only 4 months old, but I am looking forward to her 1st birthday cake smash. Love the milestone poster — pinning!

    • SimplySalvage says:

      Thank you! The cake smash was so much fun! So glad we got to work with our awesome photographer!

  6. This is a darling poster! I am happy to share this giveaway with my followers!

  7. So cute…I love how chalkboards are used now. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday blog hop!

  8. Kathy says:

    This is so adorable! LOVE it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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