I made this for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She had mentioned she saw one and loved it, and so it was born. Supplies
Acrylic paint in two colors
Brush and spouncer sponge
Open S hooks
Ribbon for hanging
Staple gun and staples
Gather your supplies.
Apply two coats of paint to the wooden nickels and wooden plaque.
Center align and tape your FAMILY stencil to prepare for painting.
Using the spouncer, apply paint throughout your stencil.
On the bottom edge of the wooden plaque, measure and mark positions for ceiling hooks -- one for each month of the year. Attach hooks.
Using ninja precision, align the itty bitty stickers above their corresponding hooks to mark the months. I may or may not have used tweezers for this step.
Flip the wooden plaque over and, using your staple gun, attach the ribbon for hanging. Tie the ribbon in a pretty little bow.
Drill holes in the wooden nickels. I stacked 5 of them together, held them with a clamp and drilled them in batches to save some time.
Using the permanent marker, doodle the name and birth day of a family member on a wooden nickel. One nickel per person.
Hang all of the birthdays on the calendar and bask in the awesomeness you've created.