This has been on my list of projects to do for more than a year now. And I finally got around to it! A Family Home Evening board. We'll no longer be scrambling around come Monday night deciding who is going to do what. You can buy these, but they're much cheaper to make.
I started with a piece of wood. My friend was getting rid of this and asked if I wanted it. While I didn't need another Christmas decoration, I knew I could use it for something else. Perfect! Any old piece of wood will do.
I have yet to use vinyl letters. I'm sure they would have worked well for this project, but I didn't want to spend any money if I didn't have to. So I decided to layout everything on the computer and then trace it on to the board. This made it so I didn't have to measure anything and saved a lot of time.
Then I printed this out, taped it on to the board, which I painted white, and slid some yellow transfer paper between the printout and the board.
Then I traced the letters with a pen.
And they showed up as a light yellow on the board. So simple!
From there I painted over the large letters with black paint and drew over the small letters with a thin permanent marker. Then I screwed some hooks into the board, drilled a hole in 8 small circles, and wrote our names on the circles. I was going to paint the circles, but I couldn't decide what color to do. So to keep it from sitting there for who knows how long unfinished, I did a quick job with the names, knowing that I could paint over them later if I wanted to.
I'm looking forward to more organized family nights!