Gift Idea: Grandma Board



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?!


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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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30 comments on “Gift Idea: Grandma Board”

  1. I absolutely love the blocks

  2. I love the grandparents board! Anyone selling something similar? I want one for my inlaws, but dont have time to make one!

    • 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!

  3. Awesome idea! I have something similar to this pinned.. love it Jamie! :)

  4. 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!

  5. Yes I absolutely love it. I just wish I wasn’t all thumbs. The blocks are absolutely adoring. :)

  6. So cute Jamielyn! I love the blocks as well. My mom would love both of these! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. 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:)


  8. so cute! Love this idea!!!

  9. Adorable! Love it and the blocks too!

  10. LOVE these!!!!! Any grandma {or any other family member} would love these. Pinning!!

  11. 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.

  12. Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  13. I absolutely looove the grandma board. The blocks too! Grandparents always love the thoughtful gifts best, and sometimes I run out of inspiration for what to do. I know you’re super popular {understandably so – you have a FABulous blog} and I’m sure you’re really busy, but I would be so unbelievably honored if you would share this at my party if you get the time.

  14. Turned out perfect! Great gift idea! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now Happy holiday! My

  15. Very sweet idea! My mother would love this. And by the way, I LOVE your wedding ring! It’s gorgeous! =)

  16. Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer Reply

    These are so cute. I especially love the blocks! My mom would love these. Thanks for the tips. Great job!

  17. This is SO adorable and I know two Grandmas that are going to be getting these for christmas this year! Im your newest follower and it would bless my socks off if youd stop by this newbies blog:) thanks so much,Deidre~

  18. This is so cute! I think I might change it up a little and use it for my kids’ great-grandma! So fun!

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

  20. Love this! Where did you find the Grandkids vinyl lettering at?

  21. Love these! How big are the boards you used?

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