Crazy Christmas Crafter: Classy Clutter!


Crazy Christmas Crafters
Gift Ideas: Classy Clutter
Hi there I heart Naptime Readers! We are Mallory and Savannah from Classy Clutter! We are sooo thrilled to be participating in Crazy Christmas Crafters! What a great series Jamielyn has put together! Haven’t the projects so far been amazing??  

This week, we are kicking off the “Gift Ideas” with a Happy Birthday Board! This is a GREAT gift because it can be used year-round to remind us of upcoming birthdays! No one likes sending out “Belated Birthday” cards anyway right?! This is a super cute way to remind yourself of the birthdays for friends and family members! Heck, you could add Holidays and Anniversaries too!
Here’s what we did:

 1. Gathered materials:
For the board you will need: a board, knob or hook, knock-off texture spray, paint and vinyl and vinyl machine (optional)

For the tags you will need: ribbon, cardstock and a way to write on the names and dates. We used vinyl but you could write it on or use scrapbook stickers or whatever! The possibilities are endless!

 2. We used knock-off spray texture to cover the board, let dry completely.

 3. Removed some of the texture by using a putty knife… Use putty knife and/or sandpaper to create a texture to your liking.

 4. Spray the board with your base color. We used Krylon white. Let dry completely.

 (See the texture it leaves on the board. It looks great painted! L.O.V.E!)
5. While the paint is drying, use your Silhouette, Cricut or create a stencil by hand. We used the Silhouette and vinyl to create the text “Happy Birthday!” Don’t you LOVE the birthday candle for the “I”?
 We cut these tags out with the Silhouette and added some ink to the edges for a distressed look!
 6. Apply your stencil to the board and use your top color of spray paint to cover the entire board. We used Rustoleum Black spray paint. Again, let dry completely.

7. Finally, remove the vinyl from the board, letting your base color show through. You could leave it like this but we chose to use sandpaper and distress the whole board. Told ya, we LOVE that look! :)

8. Then, we used the Silhouette to make tags with each family member’s name and birthdate.
9. Attach a knob or a hook to your board and use ribbon to hang your tags on it!
Cutest knob EVER! Savannah found this knob a few months ago at Hobby Lobby! See where she used them on this dresser!?
10. Then you’re done! You have a fabulous gift to give for Christmas! We plan on giving this one to Savannah’s mom!
The VERY BEST part of this project is that between the two of us, we had EVERYTHING we needed for this project on hand!! Total cost: $0! That makes the hubs veeeery happy!

Jamielyn, thanks so much for inviting us to participate on Crazy Christmas Crafters! Stop by our blog and enter our Giveaway! We’d love to have you!

Thanks girls for the great tutorial! This is a great idea, and would be the PERFECT Christmas gift! It turned out so cute! I know I would love one of these. I’m horrible at remembering birthdays, so this would be a great thing to have!! Go check out Classy Clutter, they have so many other great tutorials!

**Don’t forget to enter the Silhouette and Whipper Berry Giveaway!**

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. the thrifty ba posted on November 7, 2010 at 7:33 am (#

    i love this idea! i love birthdays so much that each person gets a birthday week!

  2. Chrissy posted on November 7, 2010 at 7:41 am (#

    This is such a great idea! Very cute!

  3. Kathy posted on November 7, 2010 at 8:35 am (#

    I so need to make this board -We forgot two important birthdays in October -ugh! Thanks for the reat tutorial.

  4. Kristen @ posted on November 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm (#

    how cute! What a great idea!

  5. Nena posted on November 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm (#

    great idea love love love this… i have more then one birthday each month of the year. I may put more then one hook for the tags. thanks so much for sharing will link up once done.

  6. Jenny posted on November 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm (#

    Looks great!

  7. Jami posted on November 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm (#

    Adorable! My kids would love seeing their names up there. And it could be made in any color scheme. Great idea!

  8. Melissa Stewart posted on November 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm (#

    LOVE THIS!!!

  9. meghangramsey posted on April 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm (#

    Absolutely LOVE this idea..especially since I depend on facebook to know birthdays. This would be perfect in any decor, and you can tweak it depending on your style! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.!

  10. Robbin Thomas posted on June 13, 2011 at 9:57 am (#

    Thank you for sharing this idea! Check out how mine turned out!
    Love your blog!

  11. ChrisSchmidt posted on August 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm (#

    I love this idea! I plan to go one step further and add the address of the birthday person on the back of his/her reminder card. That way sending a birthday card out is that much easier!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm (#

      Ooohh that’s an awesome idea! Smart thinking!

  12. HandkerchiefGal posted on August 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm (#


  13. Jennifer posted on September 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm (#

    Love this idea…going to do it for my next project! How did you attach the ribbon to the tag? Hot glue?

  14. Susan Justice posted on October 15, 2011 at 11:21 am (#

    Hi, how much would you charge to make one for me? Thanks! Susan in Oklahoma :)

  15. Stephanie posted on November 9, 2011 at 10:10 am (#

    Mom sure does have a good birthday…wink wink…that’s mine as well.

  16. Beth posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:46 am (#

    What size tags did you use? I have a tag punch from CM, but it looks much smaller than the ones you used.

  17. Diana posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm (#

    This is great. Do you make and sell per request?

  18. Laura Bray posted on November 29, 2011 at 10:20 am (#

    what a great idea! I was just thinking I needed a fun, new way to remember birthdays! Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Michelle Myers posted on January 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm (#

    Love this website! They have lots of great ideas!

  20. Allison posted on March 21, 2012 at 9:06 am (#

    What did you attach to the back to hang the board?

  21. laura varvar posted on August 21, 2012 at 5:33 am (#

    Can you make one of these for me and charge me for it??? I would love to purchase one exactly like the one you have showen. Let me know, thanks

  22. Ashley posted on September 4, 2012 at 9:23 am (#

    I love this idea and want to make one for my house but don’t have a silhouette machine. Is there anyway I could buy a already cut Happy Birthday (the same one you used for yours)? I want to make one so bad and I’m having no luck finding a Happy birthday stencil.

  23. Virginia posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm (#

    I love this birthday board! I pinned it ages ago and love it so much that I actually made one. I would like to share it on my blog but want your permission first. I will give you full credit for the idea and will link back to your post. Please let me know if this is okay with you.

  24. JackieToo posted on December 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm (#

    Neat idea! Thank you. :)

  25. Sarah posted on January 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#

    Would you be able to make me one and sell it to me?

  26. LaCosta Gaston posted on November 6, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

    I absolutely love this!! I love birthdays and I love calling people and giving them a birthday greeting. It makes both of our days. Thanks so much for sharing!!!