Friday, May 25, 2012

Forget Birthdays No More

It has been forever since I last posted, ok, maybe only a few weeks, but it seems like forever.  My internet has been working on and off, mostly off, which is soooo frustrating.  And of course it is kind of hard to blog with no internet access!  Then last week my husband ruptured his Achilles Tendon in his right foot, so he has a cast and is non-weight bearing for at least 6-8 weeks, so I am now his designated chauffer.  Then a couple days ago, my son fell at school and now has a cast on his arm!  So to sum things up, my husband and son each have a cast! 

Anyway, enough about my craziness here, it’s time to show you this awesome Mother’s Day gift I made my mom!


This was such a fun easy project to make.

I only needed a few things, all of which I had on hand!  Yipee…love when that happens.  Here is what I used:

  • cupboard door (which I had bought from a thrift store for ONE whole dollar)
  • small wooden clothespins (Hobby Lobby)
  • burlap
  • stain/spray paint/vaseline
  • scrapbook paper
  • wall hooks
  • hot glue

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The first thing I did was stain my cupboard door.  I mostly stained the edges.


Next I cut out ‘Birthdays’ using my Cameo, then centered it (as best I could) on the door.

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I decided to try Shanty 2 Chic’s vaseline method, so I rubbed vaseline along the edges where I wanted the stain to show through.  It really only needs a little, I think I put too much on!  Oops!


After the vaseline rub down, I gave it a couple coats of Heirloom White spray paint and let it dry.  I love how fast spray paint dries!  Yes, I am impatient!


Once the paint dried, I took sand paper and gently rubbed the areas that I had put vaseline on and the paint came right off, revealing the stain!  I love how it looks, but I couldn’t quite get all the vaseline off, so not sure if I would use that method again or not!?!   Next I took off the word ‘Birthdays’ to also reveal the stain.

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After gathering as much birthday info I could find, well as much as my dad could fine, I used the Print and Cut on my Cameo to make tags for the names/birthdays and months on some fun scrapbook paper.  My son helped me pick out the different colored scrapbook paper to go with the different months!  I also made some blank tags she could fill in for the people that I missed.


Then I glued on 7, spray painted and stained, clothespins onto the bottom of the door.  I really do NOT like measuring and usually just eyeball distances, but decided that I wanted it to look perfect, so I pulled out the measuring tape to get them all equally spaced.  Then I hot glued them down and hot glued one in the upper corner to hold the ‘month’ tag.


Once I was done, I thought it was missing a little something, so I made 3 burlap rosettes and hot glued them on in the corner!  Now it looks awesome!!!  And yes, I got another blister from the hot glue!


Here it is with the month of October!  I love the orange! 




My mom absolutely loved her gift!  Each month she can change out the people and will now never forget another birthday…not that she did before!

Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest.  The sign is hung where the lighting is not the ideal for pictures!

Well, I am off to take care of my casted boys!  Wish me luck!

Linking up to these fabulous parties:

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  1. It turned out great! Hope you your family gets better soon!

  2. Looks great! These would be big sellers for sure!

  3. Love it!!!!
    Hope your guys are doing better!!! AND your internet!!!

  4. That is really cute! and so inventive! love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

  5. This is so smart!! And cute too, of course! Love the shabby chic style of it! :)