Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brag Board {tutorial}

As you know we are poor college students, and don't really have the funds to buy expensive gifts for Mother's Day. 

So I was trying to come up with an inexpensive, yet cute way that my mom and mother-in-law could hang up all their pictures of all their grandchildren, and this is what I came up with.  

It was super easy to make, and the supplies were really inexpensive. 

I made one with green lettering and the other one with brown lettering.  I actually like the brown lettering better, but I didn't get a picture of the finished product!  

So this is the one I gave my mom.


1 Wood Board
Vinyl lettering
Distressing Ink
Mini Clothespins

Step 1: Paint your board.  I bought my board at my local craft store. When your paint is dry, use distressing ink on the edges of the board.

Step 2: Drill two holes in the two sides of the board so that you can string your jute through

3. Apply your vinyl lettering

4. String your jute through both holes and tie in the back.

5. Hot glue jute around the board. 

Step 6. Hang your pictures (I used wallet sized pics, but if you made a larger board you could use bigger pics)

Super easy to make and a great way to brag about your kids or grandchildren! 

You could also make a larger version and hang up your kid's artwork from school or bigger pictures.

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Celeste said...

Love it! I'm all about the inexpensive gifts. And I'm weird and hate all those pictures/papers cluttering up the fridge, so this seems to give those same things a place in the home. :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That is so cute but so simple!!

Cass said...

Love it!

Sue said...

Great idea for a gift.
Thanks for sharing, I love it.


I love it! i made boards for my kids art a while back. Come take a look everythingelseilove.blogspot

Country Mouse said...

OMG! This is SO cute! I've got some extra pieces of board laying around...guess what I'm making this week!? THIS! LOL Thanks for sharing the "how to". :)


Daphne Hope said...

Love the brag board! Follower from Life's A Project []

Meagann said...

where do you find the vinyl lettering?

Anonymous said...

Cute! I am cheap and don't like to pay for vinyl lettering, and so I've used die-cast cut out letters and mod podged them on. It's much cheaper and gives you tons of color/design options, just make sure you're careful about how much mod podge you use if you're not going to put it all over, even the matte dries somewhat shiny. I love the string idea!