Before Christmas, some friends and I made some of these family birthday charts for our mom's. We got the idea from Pinterest of course :-) Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of the one's I made before I gave them to my mom and mother in law. But luckily my sister in law Cami took a picture of the one that she made!
If you don't have time or the tools needed to make one of these, they are for sale in my Etsy shop here!
|Please do not use this image to sell your own birthday charts, thanks!!|
- We cut a piece of wood about 24" long and then used the router to make the edges purdy.
- Then, we spray painted the wood. For my mother in laws, I modge podged some patterned scrapbook paper on to hers so it was fancy.
- We used the Silhouette to cut out the vinyl. The font is called Teeny Boppin NF.
- We got the little circles from our local craft store. I think they are 1 3/4" size. Garrett drilled holes (1/16" drill bit) in the top and bottom of each circle. Those dang things break easy though so be careful! Also I would drill the holes before you paint them because they break so much!
*I now buy my circles online and they don't break because they are thicker. I get the 2" size which is 1/4" thick
- He also drilled some holes in the plaque to hang the circles from. Then we got the little eye hooks from Home Depot to hang them all together with.
- Cami color coded the circles by families (There are 9 kids in her family!). Then just write their names on the circles and the # of the day in the month their birthday is on. We hung ours in numerical order.
Here are the paint colors I used:
Gray: Glidden "Seal Gray"
Red: Martha Stewart "Maine Lobster"
Orange: Behr "Poppy Glow"
Yellow: Martha Stewart "Pencil"
Green: Behr "Japanese Fern"
Aqua: Martha Stewart "Duck's Egg"
Blue: Behr "Mosaic Tile"
Purple: Martha Stewart "Violet Aster"
Pink: Martha Stewart "Peony"
Brown: Martha Stewart "Chocolate Truffle" (I think this one got discontinued though)
Labels: vinyl, wood