One thing I love are birthdays! In fact, my birthday is this month :). I always LOVE when October rolls around because I pretty much celebrate all month long! I decided to make this craft so I could keep track of everyone's birthdays in my family (and by everyone I mean both my side & my husband's side).
It was pretty simple to make, although a little time consuming... only because I had a lot of birthdays! I started with a pre-cut board from one of the craft stores (can't remember which one) and painted it. I then decoupaged on the letters... you could always use vinyl letters too. I then had my husband put the little hooks in the bottom (also found at the craft store). Then I bought all those cute little wood cutouts to represent each month (for like 25 cents each!) and attached them w/ velcro. These are the main reason why my board only shows 4 months instead of 12... trying to fit all of those cutouts on one board would make it a very LONG board. I'm not sure I have the wall space for something like that... thus only 4 months show. Changing it 3 times a year is not too difficult though :). After all that I bought key tags at Office Max and listed everyone's birthdays in my family. My birthday board is now hanging in my study and reminds me of upcoming family birthdays!
*confession... if you're wondering why the pumpkin looks a little weird it's because the cutout is actually a ladybug! haha... i know, kinda strange. but... i couldn't find any halloween cutouts so the ladybug/pumpkin will have to do for now. i do plan on checking the craft store soon for a halloween cutout, just haven't made my way over there yet.