Bragging Rights Picture Board

Turn wooden signs into a beautiful picture board.

| Winter 2014

  • A stained wood board crafted with the word Grandkids on the front, with mini clothespins glued to it to hold favorite photos.
    Photo by Karen K. Will

If you know anyone who enjoys showing off their kids, grandkids or pets, a bragging board is a great gift.

Find a thin piece of board and sand it to rough it up a little, then apply stain or paint, and let it dry.

Add large stickers or rub-ons to spell out a saying of your choice. Or, if you have a die-cutting machine, make your own letters on cardstock, and then glue them to the board with a thin layer of découpage, and allow the letters to dry. Once all the letters have been glued down, give the whole board a thin coat of découpage to seal everything. Let it dry completely.

Using a hot glue gun or wood glue, attach small clothespins — which you’ve either decorated with scrapbook embellishments or bought already decorated — to the bottom. Now attach hardware to back of the board so you can hang it on the wall.

Looking for more projects? See Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas.

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