DIY Anniversary Number Photo Project + Free Template

anniemade // Free Downloadable Number Props for Wedding Anniversary Photos - Take one each year to start a collection!
anniemade // Free Downloadable Number Props for Wedding Anniversary Photos - Take one each year to start a collection!

All it took was a bit of foamcore and a bamboo skewer and bam- we are off and running in our lifetime-long Anniversary Photo Project!

As I wrote last week, this past weekend was our amazing one year wedding anniversary. This year, we celebrated at one of our favorite places in the universe: Disneyland. It was very fitting given our honeymoon was at Walt Disney World and on the Disney cruise. We had a great day together and even managed to do a number of things we'd never done at the Parks before.

One of the most fun things we did was start our Anniversary Photo Project. Each year, starting now, we're going to take our photo together holding the number of years we've been married. It may take us 20 years to get to that Shutterfly Page Quota for Photo Books, but man- it'll be awesome in the end.

And since this is such a fun and inexpensive DIY - perfect not only for Anniversaries but for birthdays too- here's the complete tutorial and free template for all the numbers you'll ever need!

anniemade // Great idea - Take your photo together every year holding up the number of years you've been married // Free numbers template in the link
anniemade // Great idea - Take your photo together every year holding up the number of years you've been married // Free numbers template in the link

Supplies

  • A piece of white foamcore larger than 8.5 x 11"
  • Printed number on one sheet of letter sized paper from our template here
  • X-acto knife
  • Painter's tape
  • Wood skewer with pointed edge
Free Printable - Free Printable - DIY Anniversary Photo ProjectHonorary Bridesmaid Card
Free Printable - Free Printable - DIY Anniversary Photo ProjectHonorary Bridesmaid Card
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos

Directions

  1. Tape your printed number (whichever is appropriate, do this process twice for two numbers if you're in double digits) onto the foamcore using painter's tape.
  2. Use the x-acto knife to cut / trace the design out of the foamcore.
  3. Carefully insert the pointed end of the skewer into the middle of the cut number from the bottom up. Cut off any excess, leaving a few inches to easily hold the Number prop.
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos
anniemade // Free Number Prop Templates for DIY Anniversary Photos

Then, all you need to do is grab your very supportive spouse and a camera and capture the anniversary magic! We were lucky to have the Disneyland photographers take ours using my camera, but we also took a few in front of our house using our tripod. Either way, having the prop invited some pretty once-in-a-lifetime photos and I'm already excited to think what we'll do with Number 2.

Happy Anniversary sweetheart! Thanks for your sweet x-acto skills as pictured above.

anniemade // Great idea - Take your photo together every year holding up the number of years you've been married // Free numbers template in the link
anniemade // Great idea - Take your photo together every year holding up the number of years you've been married // Free numbers template in the link