Oops, I forgot these.
Check your boards for imperfections, & see if they need sanding...
Fun, fun! Glue the smaller one to the bigger one...make sure you center it-- or not, if you want it off center. ;)
Find something heavy, put on top of glued boards, & wait for it to dry...
AFTER I had them glued, I realized I should have painted the big one first, because I wanted to paint the small one pink. So, that's what you should do if you want 2 colors!
I'll just make the letters pink!
After much figuring & fuming, my husband & I finally realized we needed just to measure out the space we needed to put 12 hooks.
After I took the previous picture, I realized one inch apart wasn't enough space for the tags to hang. 1.25" is better.
I made the line & dots on masking tape to hopefully make the holes end up in a straight line...tap the nail just a couple times, to start the holes for the hooks.
Add twelve hooks... One for each month of the year!
Pink letters! I used my Cricut machine for the lettering (this time). You can use stickers, stencils, stamps, or...freehand if you can!
I forgot to take a picture of the overlay word "occasions"... Also, I used alphabet stickers for the month letters. Use the Mod Podge to adhere letters & to seal over all when the lettering is done!
Add tags! Each tag will have a family name & their special date written on it, as a reminder. If you need to, you may add tags by punching a hole in tag & attaching with a jump ring.
Last, add the picture hangers, then hang & enjoy! I was also thinking, you could decoupage the boards instead of painting...or, you could add a few stickers...The possibilities are endless!Have fun!
I made this to be "Family Occasions" so it could keep track of more than birthdays. But, you can make yours for birthdays, or achievements, or holidays...Use your imagination, & send me a pic! Thanks!
- 1.0 4"X14" board
- 1.0 5"X16" board
- 12.0 5/8" cup hooks
- 20.0 Metal rimmed tags (or cutout circles)
- Craft paint, brushes
- Your choice of lettering
- 2.0 Picture hangers
- Wood glue
- Cup of water
- Mod podge, if you need to decoupage letters
- Hammer, 1 nail, to start hook holes
- Ruler or tape measure
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