Family Celebration Board

Nina Rose Kenney Day
by Nina Rose Kenney Day
7 Materials
8 Hours
I used some inexpensive lath boards, some clothespins and jute twine to create this colorful Family Celebration Board.
My husband assembled the 48inch long lath boards and glued them together before nailing them together with cross-boards made of more lath.
Next, I stained them with some antique wax.
While that dried, I laid out paper the same size as the board, and mapped out all of the birthdays and anniversaries. This took a while!
This family has seven kids, all of them married with their own kids. So I went with the seven colors of the rainbow, and each of the original 7 got their own family color, in the order they were born. Red for the oldest, Violet for the youngest.
I used craft paint and black fine-point sharpie on regular-sized wooden clothes pegs.
I hammered in decorative nails 3.5 inches apart down the sides of the board, and tied jute twine between them.
I painted a wooden FAMILY sign and wooden craft letters a neutral grey, and glued them in place.
And Voila! Mom, Dad, seven kids, seven spouses, over twenty grandkids and one great grandbaby, all in chronological order by month.
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