How to Make a Family Occasions Plaque

Keep track of important dates in your family's life by adding their name and the day to a tag, and hang on a hook under the appropriate month... Fun, and decorative, too!

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How to Make a Family Occasions Plaque
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Supplies... ;)

Supplies... ;)

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Oops, I forgot these.

Oops, I forgot these.

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Check your boards for imperfections, & see if they need sanding...

Check your boards for imperfections, & see if they need sanding...

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.....check ....

.....check ....

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All sanded!

All sanded!

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Fun, fun! Glue the smaller one to the bigger one...make sure you center it-- or not, if you want it off center. ;)

Fun, fun! Glue the smaller one to the bigger one...make sure you center it-- or not, if you want it off center. ;)

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Centered; glued.

Centered; glued.

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Find something heavy, put on top of glued boards, & wait for it to dry...

Find something heavy, put on top of glued boards, & wait for it to dry...

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AFTER I had them glued, I realized I should have painted the big one first, because I wanted to paint the small one pink. So, that's what you should do if you want 2 colors!

AFTER I had them glued, I realized I should have painted the big one first, because I wanted to paint the small one pink. So, that's what you should do if you want 2 colors!

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I'll just make the letters pink!

I'll just make the letters pink!

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After much figuring & fuming, my husband & I finally realized we needed just to measure out the space we needed to put 12 hooks.

After much figuring & fuming, my husband & I finally realized we needed just to measure out the space we needed to put 12 hooks.

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After I took the previous picture, I realized one inch apart wasn't enough space for the tags to hang. 1.25" is better.

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I made the line & dots on masking tape to hopefully make the holes end up in a straight line...tap the nail just a couple times, to start the holes for the hooks.

I made the line & dots on masking tape to hopefully make the holes end up in a straight line...tap the nail just a couple times, to start the holes for the hooks.

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Add twelve hooks... One for each month of the year!

Add twelve hooks... One for each month of the year!

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Pink letters! I used my Cricut machine for the lettering (this time). You can use stickers, stencils, stamps, or...freehand if you can!

Pink letters! I used my Cricut machine for the lettering (this time). You can use stickers, stencils, stamps, or...freehand if you can!

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I forgot to take a picture of the overlay word "occasions"... Also, I used alphabet stickers for the month letters. Use the Mod Podge to adhere letters & to seal over all when the lettering is done!

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Add tags! Each tag will have a family name & their special date written on it, as a reminder. If you need to, you may add tags by punching a hole in tag & attaching with a jump ring.

Add tags! Each tag will have a family name & their special date written on it, as a reminder. If you need to, you may add tags by punching a hole in tag & attaching with a jump ring.

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Last, add the picture hangers, then hang & enjoy! I was also thinking, you could decoupage the boards instead of painting...or, you could add a few stickers...The possibilities are endless!Have fun!

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I made this to be "Family Occasions" so it could keep track of more than birthdays. But, you can make yours for birthdays, or achievements, or holidays...Use your imagination, & send me a pic! Thanks!

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