Monday, March 21, 2011

Magnetic Message Board

If you're a parent you know how hard it is to find a good babysitter. One you can trust to not only feed your kiddos a good dinner but to prepare it with out burning the house down. One who won't be on the phone with a boy the whole time, who genuinely enjoys spending time with your children. We went years only having a couple family members watch our little chicks. Which meant our only opportunity to go out was on a Saturday night.
About a year ago we were introduced to young girl named Jena, she was great from the beginning. Her family attends our church, she actually is a helper in our littlest chicks class, our oldest chick knows Jena's mom because she works at the elementary school, and her mom ended up playing on our softball team last summer. Perfect!
Jena had a birthday last week and we wanted to be sure she knew we didn't forget. If we had the means I would have loved to wrap whatever the coolest present is for a 16 year old {most likely some car keys.} That's a little out of our "gift price range" so we decided to make her something fun for her room.
I started with a metal cow sign from the Dollar Tree, doesn't that just scream 16 year old girl?!?! My little chicks did a little undercover work to find out the colors of Jena's room so we could pick coordinating scrapbook paper to cover the sign & make magnets.
I traced the cow sign on the back of a piece of scrapbook paper. Then using a little Mod Podge wrapped it like a gift to cover the front of the sign. I let that dry for about twenty minutes to avoid any bubbles.
Next I used the pink and white polka dot paper for the mini clothes pins. I just traced them on the paper and cut it to size, then applied the paper with Mod Podge. I didn't make perfect cuts to I sanded the edges down, I like this look better anyway. For the life of me I could not find my little button magnets so I ended up cutting little pieces from a magnet roll to fit the back of the clothes pins.
I used my Cricut to cut a fun cupcake and our super sitter's name.
Lastly, I drilled a couple holes at the top of the sign and pulled a thick magenta ribbon through so Jena can hang it in her room. Each little chick picked out a coordinating nail polish and our gift was ready for giving.
It's not a car but we think it's pretty cute and hope she likes it.


Linking to: Craft-O-Maniac


  1. This turned out SUPER cute!!!! Did she love it? My AWANA girls loved theirs!

  2. This is SO cute Jamara! I need a crafty - workshop from ya... I adore Eryn's frame from Laney. You have great taste.