Friday, January 3, 2014

DIY Birthday Reminders

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With my family growing over the last few years; step family, married into a family, the hubby's step family... there's lots of dates to keep track of now. I found this project over at I Heart Nap Time and thought it would be a great idea. It was on my to-do list to add to our house but for Christmas I thought I'd make it for my mom. She also has a growing family. Hopefully it helps!

White Paint
Dark Stain
Drawer Knob
Ribbon or String
I started off with a board I purchased from Michael's. The hole was already drilled. I lightly painted over the board with some white paint. Once dry I sanded down the edges and wiped off the dust with a damp cloth. I brushed a dark stain over the board and quickly wiped off the excess with a rag.
This is the same process I used for my window treatment last summer. Once the stain dried I traced on my letters.
I painted in the letters but you could also use a paint marker if you think it's easier. I added the drawer knob which worked perfectly.
I purchased these Square Kraft Tags {the string is provided}. I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper and then stained the edges with a Tea Distress Ink Pad.
For the letters on the tags, I set up a template in a word document and printed out the template. I taped the tags to the template and then sent the page back through the printer. Do a Google search for "printing on post its" if you need more info.
Now my mom's set! The next birthday/anniversary is up front and she just rotates them to the back of the pile as we go through the year.

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