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family birthday board {a tutorial}

birthday board tutorial

Hello, Lovelies! Happy Wednesday!I am so excited to share with you all another great tutorial using vinyl from Belvedere Designs

This family birthday board is a creative and super cute way to remember the birthdays of your favorite people, and it’s especially useful if you have a big family or circle of friends.

Just purchase a stack of pretty cards and stamps, and your loved ones will feel extra special knowing that you remembered their special day. Here’s the how-to:

vinyl from Belvedere Designs
wooden board
cup hooks (12)
wooden (or paper) gift tags (12)

Step 1: Gather your supplies, and get ready to apply your vinyl. First time? Don’t be nervous. Belvedere Designs includes a handy instruction enclosure to help you through the process, plus, an application squeegee to ensure your vinyl creations turn out perfectly. Detailed photo tutorials are also available on their site.

Step 2: Let’s begin! We’ll be doing this in several parts. We’ll first apply the “family” decal, followed by the “birthdays” decal, then the decal of the months. Lastly we’ll insert the cup hooks.

I used a 17.5″ x 7″ board that my husband cut, but you can easily find wooden boards at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. The vinyl decal that I used measured approximately 16″ x 6″ (this is the finished size after it was applied to the wood).

First up, place the “family” decal where you want it, and use a piece of tape to hold it in place. Using the tape as a hinge, flip up decal and peel off backing. Lay decal back down, and starting from the center, squeegee the vinyl decal firmly.

Step 3: Carefully peel back the transfer tape. To do this, start at a corner and peel the transfer tape off at a 180 degree angle-back and down rather than up and away. If necessary, use your fingers to press down on the letters as you peel back the tape.

Step 4: Following the same steps, apply the word “birthdays” centered over the word “family.”

Step 5: Following the same steps as you did for the words “family” and “birthdays”, apply the decal of the months at the bottom of your board.

Step 6: The vinyl is applied, and now it’s time to insert your cup hooks. We used a drill (with a 3/16th bit) to drill holes before screwing in the cup hooks, but, if you don’t have a drill, I think you could easily use some command hooks instead. Just be sure to leave some space underneath your months to apply the command hooks.

Step 7: Add some gift tags with the names/birthdates written on them (I found mine at Michaels), and hang on your hooks.

And you’re done! I am so in love with the finished product…so cute! And wouldn’t this make a great Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for family or friend?

Thanks for reading!


Sunday 12th of August 2018

17.5 in height x 7 in length? Also what web site for the vinyl?

Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

Saturday 30th of November 2013

I was planning on making one for my mom for Christmas so THANK YOU for the great tutorial! =) Marcy


Wednesday 30th of October 2013

What an incredible way to remember birthdays. I've seen many approaches, but this one is the best. thanks for sharing it.