Similar to Blessings Books and Prayer Journals, this is a way for our children to express their gratitude and appreciation for all to see. While we are primarily using this as a Blessings Board in our home, it can also be hung in a playroom as a fun place for your little ones to doodle, in a college dorm room to keep notes and messages or it could even be used in the kitchen as a modern farmhouse decor piece to keep your grocery list, to-do list, etc.
Time: 2 HoursCost: $30Difficulty: Medium
Start off with a board base stained or painted to your liking. This board was a stained piece measuring 21"x15". Drill 4 large holes in each corner of the wood (2 holes will be used for hanging and 2 holes will be used for holding your craft paper down).
While some craft stores now carry these types of "plumbing" pieces for similar farmhouse decor, I prefer to go to The Home Depot and buy the actual hardware from the Plumbing Department. You will need (1) 12" x 1/2" nipple, (2 )1/2" floor flanges, and (2 )1/2" 90* elbows. You can also get the Masking Paper roll from The Home Depot's paint department (please note my mistake in paper size in the above video)
You can also hang a small jar to hold your writing utensils to your board. A jar of choice, appropriate sized hose clamp, a piece of twine and a simple cup hook will do the trick!
An old piece of painted and distressed barn wood and a vintage school room clip were used in the final step to add that Farmhouse feel to the board.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Wood Board for base (Home Depot)
- Plumbing Supplies - 2 floor flanges, 2 elbows and 1 nipple (Home Depot)
- Craft Paper roll (Home Depot)