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Birthday Board

Birthday Board
Here ya go - - a Tutorial on how to make a Birthday Board! I guess it's about time I do a craft post for ya - I've enjoyed the break but am ready to show you some things that I've been up to - and I'm sure you're ready to read actual craft posts, since this is a craft blog and all :) I made this Birthday Board for Trevor's mom - Trevor is one of 9 kids, so there's a lot of them! Instead of doing the whole family's birthdays, I just did the grandkids and great-grandkids. The way it works is each disk represents a child. The number on the disk is their birthdate. I originally pinned this idea from a link on etsy, and HERE's the Link!! You can search google or pinterest for "birthday board" and come up with lots of different ideas and variations. I liked the one with the wooden circle disks, and I found them in a bulk pack at Michaels - here's the package bag in case you go to look for them. There are tons of ideas on how to hook everything together.

http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/01/birthday-board.html

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