Here are Steps for a DIY Birthday Reminder Board
In life, everyone has some special dates that they treasure and birthdays rank among the top. That’s why a birth surprise never fails. However, we often forget our family or friends’ birthdays due to daily engagements. Imagine forgetting your child’s birthday? It would really hurt them very much. But there is a way that you can keep yourself updated on all birthdays throughout the year.
A birthday reminder boards are what you need. The good thing about these boards is that you can design it yourself. We have rounded up the best tips on how to make a perfect DIY birthday reminder boards.
Here are the best DIY birthday reminder board tips:
Buy Board and Cutting Appropriate Measurements
Before you even start the process of making a DIY birthday reminder board, you need to consider some factors- the size you desire, shape, color, number of tags or wooden hearts/circles among several others. Start by buying a wooden board from the local distributor. The size should be determined by the number of tags that you want to make amongst other factors. In most cases, 6″ x 28″, 18″ x 6″ or 24″ x 8″ used. However, due to the creative designs that you may wish on your board, the wise thing is to buy a wooden board larger than the size of the intended board.
You also need to buy wooden or metal hearts/circles/disks if you can make them. But if you are a talented individual on woodwork, you can design them yourself.
Cut The Wooden Board And Sand Smooth.
The first step after acquiring the materials is cutting the wooden board into the size that you want. That should not be difficult, but you need to have the right tools. Once you have the right size, sand-smooth it thoroughly. We recommend that you work on the front face only.
Painting the board gives you an opportunity to select your best color. You are also able to select a color that will match with your wall. To get most out it, do it correctly. We always recommend that you paint 2 coats and let dry completely to have a nice DIY birthday reminder board. That will give the board almost a permanent color.
Lettering and Coloring
After you have painted the board, you then move to design the letters of the month from January to December and a “FAMILY” or “FRIENDS” name on the board. Most people use vinyl letters. However, you can also paint them, utilize die-cut letters, stencil them or fix crafted wooden letters. The above mentioned are some of the common ways to letter your birthday reminder board. Use Mod Podge to seal areas scratched during lettering. Finish by putting hooks at the back of the board coinciding with each month, i.e., 12 hooks.
Label Wooden or Metal Circles/Hearts
With the board ready, now you can start the process of labelling wooden circles and hearts with names of the individuals and their date of birth. We recommend that you paint the names and the dates with contrasting colors for visibility and neatness. Make sure that the circles or the hearts have holes at the top and bottom for attaching ribbons. Remember that as a DIY birthday reminder board, you have to be meticulous.
Attach the Circles/Hearts/Discs to the Board
Now that have completed designing and painting the board, tags or the wooden circles/hearts attached to the ribbon, the next step is to join the two. Use the hooks at the back of the board to attach the ribbons. Make sure that they have been arranged from January to December. With that, you will have a classic DIY birthday reminder board. The thing with the ribbon is that you can continue adding new tags over the years.
Other Factors to Consider
There are essential tips to consider to ensure perfection and affordability. Quality of the material is one of the key things to consider. You must also invest in your time when designing the board since it’s a reminder intended for use for a long time. If you choose sticker in marking the calendar months, go for the best quality that fades won’t within a short period. Position the reminder board strategically position it where you will always see it while in the house. Also, ensure it’s in a safe place where it won’t get tampered will especially by kids or fall off due to sudden knocks.
These are tips on how you can make a DIY birthday reminder board. It is pretty easy to make and cheap. However, if you are not talented in woodwork, we recommend hiring a professional to help you get what you want..