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.
Lesson
Activity
Treat
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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