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Make DIY Christmas Photo Backdrops with Twinkle Lights

Submitted by on November 20, 2012 – 8:00 am3 Comments

DIY Christmas Photo Backdrop with Twinkle Lights by The DIY Mommy

My sweet baby girl turns a year old today (a YEAR!) and we took some Christmas-themed birthday pictures this past week to celebrate.

(I can’t believe my darling is already a year old. I also can’t believe she still doesn’t sleep through the night…)

DIY Christmas Photo Backdrop with Twinkle Lights by The DIY Mommy

She’s such a happy baby. She smiles at everyone almost everyone, and she’s definitely a daddy’s girl. While she’s not too keen on crawling or walking, she loves to fiddle with little toys and foods with her hands. Maybe she’ll be a crafter like her mama?

To take these photos, I actually made our bed (it’s an incredible feat for me) and strung some outdoor star-shaped twinkle lights across the headboard. I didn’t secure them at all; I tucked the ends behind the headboard to make them hang the way I wanted.

DIY Christmas Photo Backdrop with Twinkle Lights by The DIY Mommy

I like photos taken in indirect sunlight, so I chose to take this mid-day when the sun was high in the sky. I opened the curtains on the window that is luckily right by our bed and plopped my baby girl right in the middle of the bed (far enough from the twinkle lights for a bokeh effect).

Make a DIY Christmas Photo Backdrop with Twinkle Lights by The DIY Mommy

Babies are tricky to photography, so our “session” didn’t last very long and it took all the Elmo voices and peekaboo head bobs I had in me to get the shots I wanted.

Happy birthday, Baby Girl! I love you so much.

Duvet cover: A DIY of mine based on this tutorial
Dress: Golly Gee Baby

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  • Marta says:

    the PJ’S sound cutelast chitmrsas my best friend of 18+ years was also a new mom. her little girl was around 10 months as well. i racked my brain for days on what to get her. like you, i wanted to incorporate her daughter into the gift. then i remembered a chitmrsas gift that was given to me by my aunt the year before. it was a personalized picture book made by her on shutterfly.com they are amazing and very thoughtful!its super easy as well.with the help of her husband i got a picture cd w/ the baby’s pictures on them. or just ask for them and don’t tell her what for.go on the web siteand step by step you put together a actual hard cover book. (it honestly looks like something you would buy at barnes noble. very professional.you place the pictures where you want them in the book and even get to add the caption on each page. it arrives in the mail in about 7 days.its defiantly not as hard as it sounds, moderately priced trust me it will be the best gift she will ever get!!! go to the site and check it out.good luck ashley

  • Lisa C. says:

    Great idea! Thanks for the tip!

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