FUN! Birthday Board

posted on March 8, 2010 by  |  posted under Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Fun With Kids, Girls  |  76 Comments


Countdown to my birthday board

Birthday Board

Happy birthday to…

I got together last year with 2 of my friends and we wanted to make a birthday board to celebrate our kids on their birthday.  Let’s face it…I don’t like a bunch of different parts and a bunch of different things that are going to get lost to have to find each year to decorate.  I want to keep all parts in one area.  Like the person who invented the key ring…genius!  All keys stay in one spot.  {{The only trick is to find the key ring with all the keys}} anyways…Angie and Amber you two are crafting wonders!  I’m glad I got to be a part of this birthday board project!Countdown to my birthday board

About eight of us got together and made these in a friend’s garage.  Craft groups rock!!!  Only one person’s house gets messed up and they supply all the supplies and it’s so much cheaper{{everybody pays for 1 pack of paper vs. paying for your own}}.  O ya, crafts also get completed because you can’t leave until they are done.  This is Missy’s Birthday Board that I totally get to brag on.  She did awesome!!  Wondering why I’m not showing you mine???  Well…her’s was out and and I didn’t want to pull my birthday box down.

The week before the big birth’day’ I sit down with my kido and plan out the week.  It includes dinners, events and the count down!

Countdown to my birthday board

The base looks like a clipboard, but we actually used 1/4 inch MDF board.  It measures 2 inches longer and wider than a standard clip board. We mod podged the board with polka dot paper {{Missy is a polka dot ‘aholic}}

The top part of the board is the:


We cut out 3 — 1 1/2  inch squares.

On the first block we put the numbers 1&2

The second block we put the numbers 3&4

The third block we put the numbers 5&6

The font is Peas for fonts-Chunky {{BTW}}

Countdown to my birthday boardI think this has been the funnest part for my kids.  They LOVE to flip the numbers.

What’s for Dinner?

The middle section is the dinner section.

This is great because I don’t have to plan dinners…although depending on the kid I might be eating a lot of chicken nuggets or Fruit Loops {cereal can be dinner right?} that week!

A ribbon that is glued on the sides is holding the clips.  Do the clips look familiar??  Birthday Board Tutorial and  We Love Daddy.  Our reader Gwen found the clips here.

Use thick ribbon (so the clips won’t slide) and thread it through the clips.

Countdown to my birthday boardPrint the dinners of choice and stick them up.

Countdown to my birthday boardMissy…that is a cute font BTW!

How about a little celebration??

This is the bottom section.Countdown to my birthday board

Look at the cupcake paper…it makes me want to eat one:)

Countdown to my birthday board

Each night we have a little celebration for the birthday child {{or parent}}!

Countdown to my birthday board

Here is a free Birthday Board pdf that has some fun activities.    These are just a few fun ideas.

I know when my son gets a little bigger I am sure we will add ‘skateboarding as a family’ to the list.

Countdown to my birthday board

The paper is layered and then laminated so I only have to do them once.  And when they get sticky birthday cake fingers on them they wipe off easily!

Wait until you see how the back looks.  It’s for the day of the celebration!!!

Countdown to my birthday board

And OOO one more quick look because it’s so darn cute!!!

Countdown to my birthday boardFor an explosion of other Birthday ideas click here

Countdown to my birthday board

    1. March 8th, 2010 at 7:45 am
      Pam @ Design Fanatic says:
      This is such a cute project! I just found your blog ... it is great! I look forward to spending more time on it!
    2. March 8th, 2010 at 8:00 am
      Kris says:
      Oh, this is absolutely ADORABLE! I love, love, love it! What a fun way to celebrate your child's birthday in such a clever way. Thank you for sharing!
    3. March 8th, 2010 at 8:03 am
      Catrina says:
      I just found your site yesterday...I'm hooked! The birthday board is adorable! And I already have most of the supplies! Even those cute clips...which I'm thinking I should go get more before they're gone. They've been around awhile.
      By the way, what font was used on the dinner choices(burritos, ham loaf, etc)?
      • March 8th, 2010 at 10:06 am
        Missy says:
        the font is Calvin and Hobbes - I LOVE it for kid projects!
    4. March 8th, 2010 at 8:30 am
      Liz@HoosierHomemade says:
      Adorable! My boys are a little older, but I may still do it!
      Thanks for sharing!
    5. March 8th, 2010 at 8:53 am
      Lacie E says:
      super cute. i love ideas that help birthday's feel a little more extra special
    6. March 8th, 2010 at 9:36 am
      TidyMom says:
      What a cute idea!!
    7. March 8th, 2010 at 10:51 am
      Laney says:
      This is my favorite idea! I'm sure mine won't look near as good when I make one. I really need that Silhouette {wink LOL}.
    8. March 8th, 2010 at 11:45 am
      Heather Tucker says:
      LOVE IT!!! Definitely going to create these for my shorties this year! Thank you SO much for sharing.
    9. March 8th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
      Tricia Richner says:
      I just posted this to my facebook. I am so going to have to do this. I hope it is OK to repost - either on FB, twitter or my own blog. These ideas are way too great not to share. Thanks.
    10. March 8th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
      Bree says:
      Is there a Crafter's Academy Awards? YOU WIN! I love you gals!

      Love, bree
    11. March 8th, 2010 at 3:30 pm
      April Driggers says:
      OMG this is just precious!
    12. March 8th, 2010 at 5:53 pm
      Dina says:
      I just found you off of skiptomylou. This project gets me all excited! It would be great for our RS night. I'm definately going to make this for my kiddos. Thank you for sharing! And I'll be bookmarking you!
    13. March 8th, 2010 at 8:22 pm
      Jenni says:
      I have got to make one of these! I love this idea and so much fun too! Thanks for this!
    14. March 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm
      Amy says:
      Awww...I wish I lived by all of you so I could be in your craft girls look like so much fun! Love your website:)
    15. March 8th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
      Linda says:
      I found your blog a week ago and just love it. It's been so much fun reading and using some of your ideas and recipes. Thanks for being such a giving person.
    16. March 9th, 2010 at 12:08 am
      Diane {} says:
      What a cute project!
    17. March 9th, 2010 at 9:10 am
      Stacey @ Fun to Craft says:
      This is a great idea. I think I may have to do something similar! I love finding new ways to make birthdays even more special.
    18. March 9th, 2010 at 12:28 pm
      Kelli says:
      So cute! I love the polka dots! I know my kiddos would love to change the numbers each day too!
    19. March 9th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
      Ellen says:
      I LOVE this idea! what kid is not gonna feel special when you have a whole week of activities and dinners to celebrate you!
    20. March 9th, 2010 at 9:53 pm
      The Tiny Homestead says:
      goodness this is adorable. crafting in teams must really get the flow going! wow. so cute and useful. I can see that being a big hit with the little ones.
    21. March 10th, 2010 at 1:42 am
      Chelsea says:
      SO cute!! What an awesome idea
    22. March 10th, 2010 at 10:16 am
      Susan says:
      Do you have this in format so I can print these instructions off? This is sooo dang cute...and I am sure my daughters would like to make this!!
      • March 11th, 2010 at 10:48 pm
        Alison says:
        We don't...I'm sorry. Maybe we can do that in the future:)
    23. March 10th, 2010 at 3:02 pm
      Teri says:
      Super cute...what a great idea!
    24. March 11th, 2010 at 8:12 pm
      Dina says:
      I'm having a really hard time finding these clips. Can you tell me who makes them and what section I might find them in? Thank you so much!
      • March 11th, 2010 at 10:43 pm
        Alison says:
        I found them at Michaels in the scrapbook section. I don't remember the brand, but any brand will work! I've also heard they have been spotted at Joann Crafts. Let us know if you find them!
        • March 23rd, 2010 at 11:47 pm
          Dina says:
          So after searching 3 Joanns, a Michaels and Craft Warehouse I finally found the clips at a local scrapbook store. They are by Making Memories and they call them Board Clips. I could not find any other brand of little colored clip. I found some more online at Oriental Trader for an awesome price also. You may want to stock up!
          • April 28th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
            Bobbi says:
            Oh no, I can't believe that you had such a hard time finding them. Our Michael's had them no problem. 24 for $3.99. Oriental Trading does have a big package of them though. Glad you found them to get crafting on this project!
          • May 26th, 2010 at 6:48 am
            Shannon Spath says:
            It doesn't look like they are available through Oriental Trading anymore :-(
    25. March 13th, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      Martha says:
      Where did you get the MDF board ?
      • April 9th, 2010 at 9:12 am
        Alison says:
        AHHH I just saw this question...a month later. Sorry! You can get it at lumber yards. I used overland lumber in Boise Idaho!
    26. March 16th, 2010 at 4:09 am
      Hani says:
      another awesome creation I must say:) by the way I've just read your email on the change of THE MOST AWAITED DAY - silhouette..! OMG I hope my comment(on that post) makes you smile as well:)

      love you gals:D much...!
    27. March 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm
      Storm says:
    28. April 27th, 2010 at 8:57 am
      Wendy says:
      I saw this over at Tatertotsandjello and I LOVE it so much!!! What a fabulous idea. I am not at all crafty but I might just have to give this a try. :)
    29. April 27th, 2010 at 9:20 am
      Liza says:
      What a cute idea, would love this!
    30. April 27th, 2010 at 9:28 am
      Liz says:
      Awesome! Found this on Tator Tots and Jello blog- love love love it!
    31. April 27th, 2010 at 9:46 am
      Alison says:
      What a FUN idea! I absolutely love this!
      .-= Alison´s last blog ..ABC Marble Magnets =-.
    32. April 27th, 2010 at 10:02 am
      Ashley says:
      This is just precious!!! Love it!!!
    33. April 27th, 2010 at 10:16 am
      Elsie says:
      Such a wonderful idea. Definitely adding it to my to do list.
    34. April 27th, 2010 at 10:19 am
      Jay says:
      Just came from tator tots and jello it!
    35. April 27th, 2010 at 10:35 am
      Sarah Carpenter says:
      I just popped over from Tatertots and Jello. What a cute idea! My family would LOVE this. Thanks for sharing. :)
    36. April 27th, 2010 at 11:10 am
      Leeann H says:
      This is so cute! You are super creative...the more I read I hope it will rub off on me!
    37. April 27th, 2010 at 11:46 am
      Kelly says:
      Hi there! Just found you through the giveaway on Tatertots and Jello! I wanna win, so hope this comment counts! Awesome!
    38. April 27th, 2010 at 12:51 pm
      Gina A. says:
      I love this board!! My kids would totally love it.
    39. April 27th, 2010 at 1:40 pm
      Sarah says:
      This is so cute and such a great idea! There are a ton of great ideas on your site!
    40. April 27th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
      TANIA HILL says:
      Great Idea Thank You!
    41. April 27th, 2010 at 3:48 pm
      Ashley says:
      I love this!! Can't wait to do this someday with my kids. In the meantime I can use it for my husband!
      .-= Ashley´s last blog ..A fun oreo Easter treat. =-.
    42. April 27th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
      terri hopler says:
      This is one of my favorite things I've seen so far! I'm making one for my OWN bday which is in 2 weeks :)
    43. April 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
      mombrud says:
      What a cute idea! My kids would love this!
    44. April 27th, 2010 at 10:49 pm
      judy says:
      Wonderful!!! Love it!
    45. April 28th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
      margaret says:
      Great this!!!
    46. April 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      Christina says:
      Such a good idea!
    47. April 29th, 2010 at 9:58 am
      kristenduke says:
      I simply LOVE this idea!
    48. April 29th, 2010 at 11:22 am
      Michelle says:
      This is a very cute idea to make a birthday special-- thanks for sharing!
    49. April 30th, 2010 at 11:32 am
      alison says:
      love it!!!!!! Oh, and I love your name, too. ;)
    50. June 21st, 2010 at 9:20 pm
      Bobbi says:
      Hi ladies! I'm going to make this board with some friends but what exactly is MDF board? Did you just buy some and cut it out with a tool of some sorts {I'm pretty new to using tools!} Do you know some measurements? I can't tell if it's huge or not. Thanks so much. Just excited to make it! But don't know where to start.
    51. July 13th, 2010 at 6:57 pm
      Melissa says:
      I'm so excited I found this board!! I can have it made just in time for my kids birthdays! They will feel so special for the entire week! I was wondering how you hang the count down numbers from the top? Thanks!!
      • July 13th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
        Alison says:
        Just a hook at the top of the board. You can get them at the hardware store.
        • July 14th, 2010 at 1:32 pm
          Melissa says:
          Thanks! Can't wait to get started. I bought some really cute birthday paper today!
          • July 14th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
            Alison says:
            I want to see it when it's finished! Send pics if you get a chance!
          • July 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
            Melissa says:
            Will do! Thanks for the cute idea.
    52. October 9th, 2010 at 8:22 pm
      Vickie says:
      Any chance you will be selling kits for this? Even just the wood and vinyl???
    53. June 1st, 2011 at 8:19 am
      Pam says:
      great idea and so cute! Good for christmas as well!
    54. July 18th, 2011 at 3:45 pm
      Bethany says:
      Just wondering... did you print on the paper or use scrapbook letters? I already glued my paper down w/out the writing and wondered what I should use.
      • July 27th, 2011 at 7:14 am
        Alison says:
        We used vinyl lettering, but you could use scrapbook letters too! You and your kidos are going to love this!!
    ‘Sweet’ Giveaway
    Free Happy Birthday Cards
    • Popular Round Ups