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A couple months ago I shared how to make these grandma boards at a craft night I co-hosted in AZ.  A grandma board would make the perfect gift for Christmas. They are SO simple to make and everyone loved making them! They are perfect for all the grandparents in your life.

Let’s get started shall we…

{ Grandma Board }

Supplies Nedded:

  • Wooden Board (I found these pre-finished boards from hobby lobby-score!)
  • Grandkids Vinyl
  • Clothes Pins
  • Paint and brush
  • Glue
  • Embellishments

 1. Take your pre-finished board or paint it and allow to dry.

2. Cut out the grand kids vinyl.  Then remove the vinyl and place on the board. You could also use a stencil for this.


3. Push vinyl down and remove transfer tape.

4. Paint clothespins and allow to dry. Once they are dry you can embellish these with paper, buttons, ribbon, etc.


5. Glue clothespins to boards.


Hang up your pictures and you have the perfect grandma gift!! They will love these… trust me!


These are the grandma blocks I made last year. You can find the tutorial here.

SO have you already started your grandma gifts?!


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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28 Responses to “Gift Idea: Grandma Board”

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks girl! I haven’t seen one… but I’m sure someone would be on etsy. If you buy the pre-painted boards at hobby lobby it wouldn’t take you as long. Good luck! This is a crazy time of year!

  1. rhiannon

    i love it…
    btw i noticed the price tag on your E600 glue $3.69! Great deal, over here at our craft store it costs $7.99 a tube!

    • Jamielyn

      Thank you! :) Oh man that’s expensive!! I got mine at hobby lobby… not sure if you have one of those, but I love that store!

  2. Cari

    LOVE these ideas!!! I recently ordered a CAMEO (my xmas gift) and are starting to think about my first projects – I am so excited for it to come in the mail:)


  3. Joy

    Very cute Grandma board! I’m going to have to make one of these. I became a grandma for the first time 6 weeks ago and # 2 is due on the 23rd of December :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. Tracy Barrett

    Love these!!! Want to try make some as gifts! Can you tell me the dimensions of the board?

    • Jamielyn

      Hey Elizabeth! I printed it out with my CAMEO, but I have seen some on etsy as well. A lot of shops will do custom cuts.