Our Family Forever Board

Our Family Forever Board on { lilluna.com }Embellished OFF Board
Craft Nite Pics:


Several years ago I saw a sign at a craft store that I fell in LOVE with. I took a pic with my phone to show the hubby hoping he would buy it for me. Unfortunately, the store closed and I never got the sign. Boo!! I was able to get in touch with them to try and find out who made the sign to try and get it but they couldn’t give me any information. I decided to make it myself because I loved it so much.
Since then everyone who comes to my home sees the sign and wants to make one too. I don’t blame them because it’s a constant reminder that Families are FOREVER.
 I decided I would make this one of the Lil’ Luna Craft Nites so those people could make it for half the cost. We ended up making about 35 of them at last month’s craft nite and here’s how we did it…

SUPPLIES:

-Cabinet Door
-Paint (2 colors)
-Foam Brush
-Vinyl
-Wood Blocks
-Ribbon
-Staple Gun
-Gorilla Glue

To embellish even more, you will need:
-Wood Block (3 x 11.5 inches)
-Scrapbook paper
-Mod Podge


DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by painting your board (You can find these at Goodwill, Building & Supply Stores, Salvage Yards or the like) with craft paint. Once dry, sand edges for a distressed look if desired.

(Following pics are for the more embellished look)

2. While board is drying, paint your wood blocks a different color so that the “FOREVER” pops out more. Let dry. (For a more embellished look, add scrapbook paper to your blocks by tracing onto the back of scrapbook paper, cutting out and mod podging to the front of the blocks.

3. Add vinyl to the center of the board with the quote.

4. Add “FOREVER” vinyl to the wood blocks.


5. Use Gorilla Glue to add wood blocks to the board in the spaces available to have it spell out FOREVER. Hot Glue works as well, but it isn’t as strong as Gorilla Glue.

6. Add ribbon to board, and you’ve got yourself an AMAZING Home Decor Craft that will surely be admired by everyone who sees it! :)

Our Family Forever Board

{UPDATED 7.5.12}

Our Family Forever Board on { lilluna.com }

I’ve made a smaller and easier sign of this saying since 2010.

This one I did by using vinyl as a stencil. I cut a 12 inch x 24 inch board.

I painted the board the color I want the text to be (in this case white). Let dry. Then I designed my vinyl making sure I had a little more space around the letters that spell FOREVER. I weeded it and then cut out the letters that spell FOREVER (I cut a rectangle around those letters).

Then I laid down the vinyl and spray painted it the color I wanted the board to be (in this case – BLACK). Let dry.

Then I cut vinyl the same size of the letters to spell FOREVER in a different color (gray). I added those to the spots on the board where they belonged.

I LOVE how it turned out. :)

Our Family FOREVER Board Tutorial on { lilluna.com }
Our Famiy F-O-R-E-V-E-R

ENJOY!

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    My name is Cyndi ([email protected]). 1 – 1 entry, 4 – 5 entries. This family board is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi ! I'm Trish! I love this board. SOO CUTE! I now follow you , and I voted for you! Thanks :)

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    Hi, I'm Brooke ([email protected])I did 1 – 1 entryand 4 – 5 entries. I love the saying and the darling board it is on. So cute.Brooke

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    Dawn [email protected]-5suggested to friend-1Yes–I am a follower:) 1went on Facebook-1Loving the family board,can't wait to make it.I went on to your facebook page, do you have to add as a friend, couldn't find a place to do that.Total entries: 8 (that is if I did Facebook correct) let me know :)

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    Kathy ([email protected]) 1 – 1 entry, 4 – 5 entries. Total 6 entries. Love this. I may have to make one for myself. Thanks for the great step by step.

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    I hope you win!!![email protected] – 1 entry2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entry4 – 5 entriesTOTAL – 8 entries!I hope I win too :)

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    AnnieI'm following your blog! 1 entryI'm a fan on facebook 1 entryi voted for you! 5 entries7 entries![email protected]

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    Christiechristie(at)aganack(dot)comI didfollower 1fan 1vote 5Total entries 7

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    Love the board![email protected]'m a follower2-I'm a fan on FB3-Just suggested you!4-Voted for you again. Looks like you can vote once a day!Total of 8 entries! Good luck!

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    hello! This is awesome! I did:1 – 1 entry & 4 – 5 entriesThis is so exciting!!!

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    Shell W. I did 1-1 entry, 2- 1 entry, 3-1 entry, 4- 5 entries, for a total of 8 entries. Thanks was curious also about the font you used for these- I'm a fontaholic.

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    I follow your blog![email protected]

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    I am a follower!

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    This is amazing! i would so love to win this!1 entry- I am now a follower! Never heard of your blog until now.2-I voted for you!

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    My name is Katelyn.([email protected])1-1 Entry2-1 Entry3-1 Entries4-5 EntriesTotal: 8 Entries!I love this board and know exactly where I would put it in my house :) Such a cute idea!

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    Have you been to the DIY Club inc cite you are in the top 10 and the voting is on…cheri

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    Have you been to the DIY Club inc cite you are in the top 10 and the voting is on…cheri

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    I am a follower! -1entryI am a fan! – 1 entryI voted for you! -5 entriesTotal= 7 entriesGood luck in the DIY contest!

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    Hey KristynI did 7 entries1-fb1-follower blog5-DIY ClubI love the board and can't wait to make one! Congratulations on baby number 3!

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    Hey kristyn:) i did: 1-1entry,2-1entry,3-1entry, and 4-5entry= 8entries total your blog is my favorite (p.s…i like to just spend hours looking at all of your genius ideas:)how come we didn't just do crafts all the time when we were little???

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    I love the Our Family Forever Board. I am now a follower of your great blog. Erinthenormanfive.blogspot.com

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    My name is Cathy ([email protected])1-1 entry2-1 entry4-5 entriesI am LOVING your forever board!

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    I am Ronda ([email protected]) and I love the story and the board. I did 1 – for 1and 4 – for 5Good luck on the contest, I really do think your project is the best.

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    Hi My name is Sarah ([email protected]) and I did 1-1 entry2-1 entry4-5 entriesHope I win…cute ideas. Do you have a tutorial for your chore chart yet? Thanks!

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    Stacy–entry 1 and entry 4 for grand total of : 5 entries!! shansen20@hotmail dot com

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    Glad to now follow you. So that is all I did. I have a fun Idea for ya. I saw someone on blog land last year buy a circle top table at a garage sale and discard the legs and use the round to paint and add her son's initial. Since those tables are round you could try putting your saying on that as an option too.love it!!

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    Hi! I am Kendall. I am now a follower. ([email protected])

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    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/family-tree-displays/If you would like a "featured by" button, let me know ;)

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    i am a follower now and "like" on fb and recommended page to friends! love the board…too beautiful!!!

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    Hi there, I was browsing around online tonight and was completely shocked when I came across your OUR FAMILY boards. I have never in my life seen one before I started making them in 2005 and selling them at the Quilted Bear. I came up with the idea. I’ve sold over 200 of them and they are too close to my design to be a cioncidence. Almost identical, actually. You did a really good job. They look beautiful. While I don’t have a copyright on the design, and I can’t keep anyone from duplicating them, I guess all I wanted to express to you was that I am a little sad that my design has been copied and is being used to make money. I noticed you said you didn’t mind if people made one for themselves but to please not sell them because thats what you are doing. Well I feel the same way. I have no way of knowing, but I am assuming you saw my sign somewhere and started making them yourself. I still sell them and plan to continue to sell them. I was very excited to come up with an idea that was so popular but if everyone starts copying everyone and selling them, it ruins everything. Something to think about.


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