Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lil' People Birthday Chart(Guest post from A Little Bit of This..A Little Bit of That)

Hi, I'm Valerie and I'm addicted to Poppies at Play.

Your Turn: Hi, Valerie.

Okay, so I'm a lil' goofy, but kidding aside. Aren't we all addicts? I love visiting Poppies, there is creativity ooozing all over. And Fridays, there's a downpour of creativity. I am very honored to be featured here today.

This is me. This is me on a day that I actually did my hair and makeup. You can probably find me during the week with my hair pulled up in a pony and no makeup at all. Who has time, when there are projects to be had and kids to take care of? Right, ladies? Can I get an Amen?
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This is my family. Love them. Addicted to them.
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When, I'm not taking care of kids or doing other projects, I like to do a little of this:


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Let's get started on today's project, shall we?

Lil' People Birthday Chart
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What you need:

Little gingerbread men. I got mine online at Hobby Lobby.
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Hooks and Eyes
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Board and vinyl lettering
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Getting started:
1. Paint your little gingerbread men/women. I color coded them according to family.
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2. Play around with them because you can't resist. Lil' people dominoes was my favorite!
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3. Drill holes in the tops and yes, I must say this, in the bottoms of your lil' people. At this point, you may be attached but I can tell you that no lil' people were hurt in the making of this project, no matter how realistic the picture below is.
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No harm done. See? Still smiling.
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After screwing the hooks and eyes in, make sure you put some on the birthday board.

Finishing Up:

And now, the funnest part. . .putting the lil' people on.
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I love it. It's amazing how accurate I was in creating them. Doesn't this look exactly like Andy?
Why do I have Andy on my birthday chart, you ask? It's part of my addiction to Poppies at Play.
Just kidding. We're related. Our husbands are brothers.
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Now, I can continue my quest in becoming the best aunt in the world because I will never forget a birthday!

Thanks for having me here today. You can visit me here.

Thanks so much Valerie for being our guest today! When you visit:
you'll see she really is good at a million different things. Valerie used to teach school and preschool, so if you are needing some great games and learning activities, it's the perfect place to find them! Like this
She recently moved into her home and you'll often find fun projects she's doing around the house such as


Learn how to make


She's also an amazing photographer:


Make sure and stop by and see her blog! And give her a big "HELLO"!

27 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looks like so much fun to make! :)

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  2. This birthday "chart" is such a cute idea. And honestly, it looked fairly simple. Such a great project to share! Thank you!

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  4. THese ideas are amazing! I will have to go check that blog out and will probably have to highlight something (or 20 things.)

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  5. AMAZIMG! So cute and fun. I wanna!

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  6. I am featuring this post at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. I love that birthday board!

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  7. absolutely gorgeous! adding it to my to-do list.....

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  8. Awesome. Love the birthday people! Going to make that for sure. Totally adorable.

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  9. I love the birthday chart, wonderful idea.

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  10. I was doing a search for birthday reminders and found this AMAZING chart. I was just going to do lame hearts but the little people are so cute! The best part is that I can actually get all the items online! We live overseas in Japan so I don't have any craft stores near by. I can not wait till my little people get here so I can get started on this fun chart. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  11. This looks so fun! If I do it now, I can be done by Christmas!!!! :)

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  12. I love the birthday chart so much!! That would make such a great gift for the family, and I want one too. What a great way to remember birthdays.

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  13. I made this today and it turned out great. So fun. I'm making them for the Grandmas in our family for Mother's Day.

    Thanks!

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  14. This is so awesome !!! I love it !!!

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  15. Sun Scholars showed this on their Facebook today. Which linked up to Poppies at Play. (I also commented at This n That.) What a GREAT idea!

    I am featuring it on my blog! Way cool!
    http://toquascrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/lil-people-birthday-chart.html

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  16. This is just awesome! I want to make one!

    I would love to have you share this at my For the Kids link party! Come join the fun!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/05/for-kids-friday-9.html

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  17. I love it.I am definitely making one for my sister and mom.They are always calling me and asking who has a birthday next.So cute and adorable.Of course even though I remember ALL the birthdays I am still making one for me.Thank you.

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  18. This is so cute. Can you tell me how big your lil people are and how thick as well? I'd love to do this but want to order stuff over the net and am having trouble getting a feel for their size compared to yours. :)

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  19. Hey thanks everyone! Here is the link for Julie and anyone else who would like to know where I got the little people from.

    http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=158131

    Have anymore questions, feel free to ask or comment on my blog at:http://alittlebitothisnthat.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!
    Valerie

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  20. Woo, thanks Valerie! Hope they ship to Aus... lovin' the exchange rate atm :D

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  21. Just found this on Pinterest---SOOOO cute! I can't wait to check out some of your other projects Valerie!

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  22. This is such a cute idea! I have featured it on Craft Gossip today :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/lil-people-birthday-chart/

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  23. Love the birthday board. Can you tell me a little more about what kind of paint you used? I have never done anything like this so welcome any help on this.

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  24. How big is the birthday board part? What is it made out of? Wood? I am making this for a my family's secret santa this christmas!

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  25. Ashley,

    The board is 20 5/8 X 6 1/2 inches. It is made out of MDF. Good luck!

    -Valerie

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  26. I love this too, great thinking on the gingerbread people, I'm going a step further and adding their birth year as to help with how old they will be! Thanks for being creative!

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~Andy