DIY Display Board – Show Off Family Memories

Stephanie Abbott
by Stephanie Abbott
2 Materials
3 Hours
I have a DIY Display Board and free printable you’ll love! Everyone in the family has something to be proud of; an award, artwork, school work, certificate of achievement, photos of memorable times, race medals, special trips or experiences, etc, etc, etc.
Why not make your own ‘Hall of Fame’ board?
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When you don't have a big enough work surface to glue the frame, you work with what you have. I used heavy items to keep the frame level while the glue dried.
Use one of the pre-cut 2' x 4' mdf or wood boards from your local Lowe's, Home Depot, or hardware store. Prime and paint white. I added a faux shiplap look with a grey paint marker.
The frame is made from a 1" x 4" Select Pine stained with Minwax's Special Walnut. The frame and board was sealed with Rust-oleum's Matte Polyurethane before the text was added with my favorite paint marker.
My PDF text is designed for this 4" high board.
I transferred the text I printed on normal printer paper by rubbing white chalk on the back of the text, flipping it over, then tracing over the front of the text with a pencil.
This will leave a white chalk outline on the board. Go over the outline with a white paint marker and allow that to dry before wiping the excess chalk powder off the frame.
Fill in the text with 2 coats of the paint marker.
The 'The Home Team Hall of Fame' PDF I created is available as a free printable on my site. Just follow the link to find it.
I used screw eye hooks, clothespins and twine to hang different items on the board.
The finished DIY Display Board shows off your families latest adventures. icon
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Suggested materials:
  • 2' x 4' pre-cut mdf or wood board   (Lowe's)
  • 2 - 1" x 4" 8' boards for the frame   (Lowe's)
Stephanie Abbott
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