Here ya go - - a Tutorial on how to make a Birthday Board! I guess it's about time I do a craft post for ya - I've enjoyed the break but am ready to show you some things that I've been up to - and I'm sure you're ready to read actual craft posts, since this is a craft blog and all :)
The way it works is each disk represents a child. The number on the disk is their birthdate. So for example the very first disk says "Sunnie 3" - so it's for Sunnie, who was born on January 3rd. It's interesting to see the pattern laid out - tons of Oct and Nov birthdays, and only one in July - who knew!
I originally pinned this idea from a link on etsy, and HERE's the Link!! (such a cute shop - check it out!) - here's the picture:
You can search google or pinterest for "birthday board" and come up with lots of different ideas and variations. My friend Michelle noticed I pinned the board and said we should make them together - I love when people whip me into shape!
I liked the one with the wooden circle disks, and I found them in a bulk pack at Michaels - here's the package bag in case you go to look for them. Then I had Trevor drill a tiny hole in the top and bottom of each disk. Then I stained them with some wood stain I found in my garage - half dark (for the boys) and half light (for the girls).
The dark stained disks are readable in real life - in the pictures it looks like they aren't, but really they are. I used my Cameo to cut vinyl for the months and the saying "Grandchildren Birthdays". I really like how it turned out!
Since it's not actually for my wall, I didn't want to make holes in the wall to hang it just for pictures, so I had Trevor hold it - that's why there's hands in the picture :) Normally it'll hang all on it's own!
So go ahead and grab a discarded board and whip yourself up a birthday board. It makes a great gift but I also kind of want to make one for myself :)