How to Make a Birthday Poster

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When it comes time to plan a birthday party for a friend, you don't want to skimp on the decorations. Aside from balloons and streamers, make something truly special by creating a birthday poster for the birthday boy. This simple craft only takes a small amount of time to make and can cost very little by using items found around the house. All you need is a bit of creativity to make a decorative, as well as commemorative, birthday poster.

Things You'll Need

  • Poster paper or board
  • Pictures
  • Scrapbooking scissors
  • Glue
  • Felt
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Magazines
  • Printer
  • Ribbons or lace (optional)
  • Hole puncher (optional)
  • Decide on a color scheme the birthday boy or girl would like. Buy a piece of poster paper or a poster board with that color scheme in mind.

  • Collect a few pictures of the birthday boy -- including photos of him alone and with his friends -- and cut a border around each one using scrapbooking scissors. Glue a large photo of the birthday boy in the middle of the poster, and surround the edges of the poster with other, smaller pictures of him with friends.

  • Create colorful lettering using felt craft paper. Cut out letters that spell out "Happy Birthday" from the felt. Glue these onto the top of the board.

  • Look online and in magazines to find pictures of some things the birthday girl likes. If she, for instance, likes all things Paris-related, glue a picture of the Eiffel tower onto the poster.

  • Add decorative touches such as ribbons and lace that you can find at craft stores. Place a border around the edges of the poster by punching holes into the sides and wrapping a ribbon through each hole to create a spiral border.

  • Contact all of the birthday boy's friends and ask them to write a birthday message on the poster in any spot they choose. Once the party has ended, the birthday boy can take the poster home and keep it as a commemorative present.

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