Gift Idea: Happy Birthday Sign!

We participated in Crazy Christmas Crafters

We are sooo thrilled to be participating in Crazy Christmas Crafters! What a great series Jamielyn has put together! Head over to I heart Naptime and check out all of the other projects!!! They are all amazing! Definitely getting us in gear for the Holidays!!!


This week, we were featured by kicking off the “Gift Ideas” with a Happy Birthday Board! This is a GREAT gift because it can be used year-round to remind us of upcoming birthdays! No one likes sending out “Belated Birthday” cards anyway right?! This is a super cute way to remind yourself of the birthdays for friends and family members! Heck, you could add Holidays and Anniversaries too!

Here’s what we did:

1. Gathered materials:
For the board you will need: a board, knob or hook, knock-off texture spray, paint and vinyl and vinyl machine (optional)

For the tags you will need: ribbon, cardstock and a way to write on the names and dates. We used vinyl but you could write it on or use scrapbook stickers or whatever! The possibilities are endless!

2. We used knock-off spray texture to cover the board, let dry completely.

 3. Removed some of the texture by using a putty knife… Use putty knife and/or sandpaper to create a texture to your liking.

4. Spray the board with your base color. We used Krylon white. Let dry completely.

(See the texture it leaves on the board. It looks great painted! L.O.V.E!)

5. While the paint is drying, use your Silhouette, Cricut or create a stencil by hand. We used the Silhouette and vinyl to create the text “Happy Birthday!” Don’t you LOVE the birthday candle for the “I”?

We cut these tags out with the Silhouette and added some ink to the edges for a distressed look!

6. Apply your stencil to the board and use your top color of spray paint to cover the entire board. We used Rustoleum Black spray paint. Again, let dry completely.

7. Finally, remove the vinyl from the board, letting your base color show through. You could leave it like this but we chose to use sandpaper and distress the whole board. Told ya, we LOVE that look! 🙂
8. Then, we used the Silhouette to make tags with each family member’s name and birthdate.
9. Attach a knob or a hook to your board and use ribbon to hang your tags on it!
Cutest knob EVER! Savannah found this knob a few months ago at Hobby Lobby! See where she used them on this dresser!?

10. Then you’re done! You have a fabulous gift to give for Christmas! We plan on giving this one to Savannah’s mom!

The VERY BEST part of this project is that between the two of us, we had EVERYTHING we needed for this project on hand!! Total cost: $0! That makes the hubs veeeery happy!

Jamielyn, thanks so much for inviting us to participate on Crazy Christmas Crafters! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to enter our Giveaway! We’d love to have you!



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    November 12, 2010 at 2:27 am

    How clever is that! And it is so cute to!

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    Black and White {Side by Side}
    November 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Wow! This is a great idea!!! I’m a follower now 🙂 Can’t wait to browse more of your projects!

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    December 13, 2010 at 2:43 am


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    January 13, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
    Birthday Gift Ideas

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    July 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I love this, it’s so cute! Great Christmas gift idea. Did you make the silhouette yourself? I looked at Hobby Lobby & could not find one. Any suggestions?? Maybe stickers that spell “Happy Birthday” but then the paint might peel off as the stickers come off?

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    Aubrey H
    October 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Where did you get a board like that?? geetaraub@yahoo.com

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    November 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

    i LOVE this. saw this on pinterest today, and it took me awhile, but i finally found the original! don’t suppose you’d be selling these?!

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    January 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I just love the plaque! such a good idea!!

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    Sass - aka - Kathy
    February 6, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Great job. I love it! Please consider sharing this with my readers over at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-10.html
    Hugs, Kathy

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    February 8, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Birthday Gift Ideas

    i LOVE this,so cute!Love your post you have some unique idea.thanks sharing….

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    Deebhu mohan
    March 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    By giving gift we expressed our way of love to our dear and near ones.It is the symbol of our affection because mostly we will give what our loved ones like.

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