Ok, maybe everyone is an over-statement…
How bout this, anyone with a few kids and maybe a few kids with kids. Or someone with like 12 sisters and/or brothers. No really.
I saw this pic on the famous Pinterest (ya, I mess around on there once in a while – Jenn Parke if ya want to follow my boards or whatever). I am TERRIBLE at following directions, so I often look at pictures and then figure out how to do it by looking at it.
Saw this. Pinned it. Then screen shot it and went shopping.
From Michael’s, I purchased a 14″x4″ blank wall plaque ($3.99) and 2 packages of the little round wooden discs (3.49 each). From Ace Hardware, I purchased a 14 piece package of little silver eye screws (2.29) and a spool of wire (3.99).
I really wanted silver little S hooks, but those little guys are actually quite pricey, and I was considering making quite a few of these….
From Walmart, I purchased a can of Khaki colored spray pain ($3.00).
Total: $17.25, or $20.25 if I include the paint, which isn’t really fair because it will be used for MANY other things…..
I posted a pic of the finished project on Instagram (yep, I’m there too…) and people were all sorts of interested in HOW I DID IT! I went back to the original pic I found on Pinterest and the link no longer works…so I how no way to point people to it! So I thought…hey, I can at least tell people how I made it!
Step 1: Lay all the materials out and paint. Let dry.
Step 2: Apply a second coat. Let dry.
Step 3: Measure center and draw light pencil line for FAMILY text. Sponge paint the word FAMILY in all caps in center of plaque.
I already had 2 inch letter stencils, so I used those. I also had a deep red paint and used an old sponge to paint the letters with.
Step 4: Once the FAMILY was painted and dry, I drew another light line in the center of that and free-hand wrote birthdays with a black permanent marker.
Step 5: Measure out and make center marks for the 12 months. Abbreviate each month above the center mark. This is the step I was least pleased with, and that was because of the plaque I chose. Because it had raised sides, I was unable to use a stencil or even write in a nice, fun font….
Step 6: Screw in the eye thingys under each month. (I enlisted the help of my darling hubs for this job)
Step 7: Write the names and days of birth of each family member on a wooden disc.
Step 8: Drill a small hole at the top and bottom of each disc. Big enough for the wire (or hook) to go through.
Step 9: Assemble and viola!
The Happy Couple and their new family birthday chart! I think they like it!