I love giving gifts. However, I always struggle with what to give. It doesn’t matter the person. I love surprising people but only if it’s something I know the receiver will love and use. My mom’s 60th birthday was coming up and thankfully this was not a hard one for me. I had purchased a birthday board from a craft activity in my area and had been waiting for the right opportunity to put it together and give it to my mom. YAY for birthdays — 0r any gift-giving holiday.
Wooden Board-22 1/2 X 5 3/4 X 1
Wooden 1.5 inch Circles
Metal Jump Rings-Amount varies
12 Eyelet Screws
Vinyl Birthday Word and Month Letters
Sawtooth Picture Hangers
I started by sanding my board. I wanted smooth edges and to have them rounded. I then traced my wooden board on my paper. Then the painting began. I thought that I would have all the paint colors that I would need when I choose my paper but quickly realized that I would have to make my own colors, which is not my favorite thing to do. I either always make too much or too little. I chose to paint with 3 different colors to coordinate with my paper but when doing yours the sky’s the limit. Do it as plain or as fun and crazy as you would like. The thing to remember is that you need to paint the month wooden circles as well as the birthday circles. I didn’t do that until I was all ready to put it together. Kind of important.
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to sew. For years I struggled to find the perfect caddy to keep all my supplies in. A couple years ago I came up with this toolbox sewing caddy and it’s seriously the best way to organize all my supplies. This is super simple to make and only requires a few supplies.
Toolbox (I purchased an old used one from our local Army Surplus store for $10)
I love the Seasons. I love to watch the changes take place in the world. Take spring for example, I love watching life happen, trees are budding and flowers are blooming. It’s beautiful to watch and to see all the wonderful changes taking place. Along with the seasons comes decorating. I DO love to decorate, I HATE taking down the decorations and putting them away. I was so excited when I was at a friend’s home the other day and saw a smaller version of season blocks sitting on her mantel. It gave me a great idea. We have all these left over post pieces from our deck that I have been trying to decide what to do with. IDEA!! Season Blocks. You put them up and all you have to do is rotate them with the season. Even better is that I had all the supplies.
Blocks of wood-any size you desire, mine are 5 1/2 X 5 1/2
Sand paper or electric sander
Vinyl or paint if you choose to paint on letters
Cricut or a friend with one for letters
Modge Podge if vinyl doesn’t stick-some of mine letters didn’t Continue reading