This is a post that I shared previously on The Wood Connection Blog.
Mother’s day will be here in just a few short days! Have you started thinking about what you are going to give to grandma yet? If you’ve been reading The Happy Scraps for long, then you may have figured out a few things; I love polka dots and I love banners. 🙂 This fun Grandma’s Picture Board has both!
Grandma’s Picture Board Supplies:
- 1 – 24 x 7 Carved Board
- 5 – Small Flag Banner Pieces
- 4- Small Triangle Banner Pieces
- 1 – Large Claw Hook
- 2 – Picture Hangers with Screw
- 1 – Light Ivory Paint
- Variety of Patterned Paper
- Wood Glue
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Sanding Block
- 1 Yard Jute Twine
- 1-2 Yards Cream Baker’s Twine
- Vinyl Applicator
- Letters to spell Grandkids (I cut these out using my Cricut Explore – affiliate link)
Start out by painting your board with the light ivory paint.
Also paint the sides of your banner pieces.
After all the paint was dry, I laid my banner pieces out on the board, to get an idea of where they would sit. I picked out the paper to for each piece too.
I traced the front of my banner piece onto the back of the paper for each piece. I marked the front of the wood and the back of the paper to help me keep everything straight.
Once all the paper was cut out, using wood glue, I put it all over the wood, and spread it evenly with a sponge brush.
I put the paper on, and smoothed it out good with the vinyl applicator.
Next, I sanded the edges of the paper on the wood, to make sure that the paper didn’t hang off the edges anywhere.
I used my paper piercer to poke the holes in the paper.
Next I used the cream colored baker’s twine and strung my banner shapes together. I added the letters to spell the word “Grandkids”.
Before you attach your banner to the board, attach the hardware to the back of the board. These claw hangers are so nice, you just put them where they need to be, and hammer it in.
On the bottom corners of both sides, screw in your picture hangers, hanging down.
Tie your jute twine to both of them.
Add clothes pins to the jute twine. Attach your banner to your board. I just used masking tape, and taped the baker’s twine to the back of the board. You could also use wood glue and glue the banner down if you’d like.
This was such a fun project that I’m thinking about making something similar for our home. I used 4×6 prints to hang from mine, but it would be great for hanging wallet size pictures as well!