Have you ever been embarrassed by forgetting a birthday in your family? Boy I have! Talk about having a red face and feeling about an inch high. Tee Hee Keeping track of all the birthdays makes my brain crazy sometimes. I believe I have found the perfect solution to that dilemma. I ran across this really great idea at The Idea Door the other day for keeping me on track with family birthdays. We have 17 great-grandchildren, 8 grandchildren, and 5 children; plus all the cousins and nieces and nephews so this project is perfect for us.
It's a Birthday Board.....and here is how I made mine.
1/2 yard fabric
card stock (variety of colors)
Aleen's Clear Gel Tacky Glue
punches - in your desired shape
chalk pencil or chalk
I started by cutting a 12"x 20" foam board. I then covered it with fabric affixing it with the clear glue as shown in picture below.
I decided to use hearts shapes for the months and birthdays because I am all about love and family, and all things of the heart <3 . I used a 1-1/2" heart punch for the months and a 1/2" punch for the individual birthdays below each month.
Then I embellished each month with things that pertain to that particular month, for example: I used a pumpkin and a black cat for October.
I used my Cricut Machine to cut the title lettering for the board. I used 2" letters. Before placing the letters, I made a chalk line so that my lettering would be level across board. I titled my board Family Birthdays.
After I cut all the letters and shapes I glued them to the board using the clear glue.
I used ribbon to glue the individual hearts with names and date on them .
I used an exacto knife to cut a small slit below each month to attach the ribbon using the clear glue, leaving about 3 inches or so extra pulled through to the back. This will allow me to add birthdays if I need to, although they would not be in date order.
This is my finished Birthday Board. Even my husband loves it because now he can help remind me. Tee Hee!!
I hope you will enjoy making this project as much as I did. Happy crafting ladies!!