Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grammy's Brag Board

A few weeks ago I was checking out some link parties and came across some different ideas for brag boards. I've had some laptop issues since then and can't remember the exact location of these ideas. =( So I apologize for not being able to link back to those pages. I decided I could wing it on a brag board for my mother-in-law. Here is a picture of the before:Here is a list of what you need:
unfinished board from Michaels $2.99 (I used a 40% off coupon on mine.)
scrapbook paper (already had)
Mod Podge (already had)
clothes pins (I already had mine from the baby game, but picked them up at Target for about $3)
spray paint
hot glue gun
Cricut for the letters, you can also use vinyl or stickers.
embellishments (I already had flowers & buttons so that's what I used)
Grand Total: About $6

I think this project is pretty self explanitory but I'll give you a quick tutorial.
First I spray painted my clothes pins a soft pink color. While those were drying I did the rest of the project. I cut my scrapbook paper of choice to size and Mod Podged it on. Used my Cricut to cut "For You" and Mod Podged that on. I put a thin top coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface for protection. By this time the clothes pins were dry and not so stinky, so I brought them inside and attached the flower and buttons with my hot glue gun. Once those were secured, I hot glued the clothes pins to the board. Here is the final project.
And here is a close up of the clothes pins:
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  1. Very cute and creative! It is all girlied up! Thanks for linking up with PonyTails and FishScales!

  2. I love my Grammy's brag board! Now I just need some new pictures to put on it:) Grammy

  3. I will be working on that in the next couple of weeks. Just realized the girls haven't gotten pictures this year. Oops! :-S