FHE Board Makeover

May 28, 2012
FHE Board Makeover
Long ago I bought a Family Home Evening board for our family.
I have loved it.
The only problem is …
Well … there are only 5 spaces on it.
We are adding family member #8 soon,
and that FHE board was just not going to cut it any more.
FHE Board Makeover
That, and the face that it was black.
Remember, I don’t want my living room black?  🙂
So, here is how I made my FHE board more afficant to fit my family size,
AND how I got it to match my living room.  🙂
I removed ALL the vinyl lettering.
I unscrewed the metal from the board.
FHE Board Makeover
I headed to my local craft store,
I bought 3 more wooden stars
(I tried to find a link for these for you, but could not for the life of me.  I got mine at Michael’s Art and Craft store, and they have bins of small wooden shapes, and I got my stars there)
I also bought some more magnets to match the ones on the stars I already had.
Next I took some toll type paint I already had in a dark brown and painted all of my stars.
Since 5 of them were black, and 3 were just plain wood, they took different amounts of paint to
make sure they looked the same.
I did paint the backs of the 3 new ones with a couple coats,
only because the other ones were painted on the back.
Here are my 8 brown stars with magnets attached (I hot glued the magnets on).
FHE Board Makeover
Next, I took the board, and gave it to my husband to spray paint,
with the same paint as the Family sign in the living room.
Yes, I could have done this.
Why didn’t I?
My husband was a painter for 3 years,
he’s kind of picky … so he likes to do any form of painting when ever he can talk me into it.
I did the letters, so I let him do the board, lol.  🙂
While my fabulous husband was painting, I grabbed my (lol) Sillouhette,
and whipped out the vinyl I wanted
(You could easily grab a paint pen, and do the same idea if you don’t have easy access to vinyl).
 I needed enough things for each person to do.
We decided on the following:
Opening Prayer
Practice: We decided we’d use this to help the kids memorize
the Articles of Faith, and when they are older Scripture Mastery scriptures.
Closing Prayer
Here is how it turned out:
FHE Board Makeover
We also decided instead of doing an entire name, we’d just do the first initial on each star.
We don’t have a name for the baby yet … that’s why there is a blank star.  🙂
Then we just put it back together,
I made a few more vinyl letters to complete the project,
and it was done!
FHE Board Makeover
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10 thoughts on “FHE Board Makeover

  1. Full Hands, Full Heart

    Anyone with 5 kids and such a beautiful blog is more than deserving of a blog award. 🙂 I’m sure you may have already been so honored, but I would like to pass along the Liebster Blog award to you. Thank you for sharing your talents! I’m truly enjoying following!

  2. D

    Hi Cara, I linked to the Craftastic Competition over at Tututs and Tea Parties and look forward to your posts. I’m following:-)

  3. fhelessons

    I love this! I am planning a round up of FHE charts for a future post on my blog and would like to include your chart. Would it be OK if I used one of your pictures in my post? It would link back to you. Thanks!

    1. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy

      Oh how fun! I’m so glad that you found me. That would be awesome! If you could let me know when you do it, I can post a FB link about it as well so I can direct people your way. You can e-mail me at simplisticallysassy (at) gmail . com

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