BEFORE~ An old drawer “front piece” to an old butcher block we used a few years ago. Here is what I DID…..
I used a drill to drill off the handle then I sanded down the board and painted it with “Bleached Sand” acrylic paint.
I distressed the clothes pins. You can paint them with acrylic paint or spray paint if you choose.
I used the same distress ink pad to distress the edges of the board. I then wiped off the ink with a dry paper towel. You can apply the ink as much as you would like.
then you will add your vinyl. If you don’t have a cricut to do the vinyl, No BIGGIE! You could use black stickers and then I would mod podge them on and let dry. After the vinyl or stickers, figure out your even placing of the clothes pins and hot glue them down.
all clothes pins glued down!
Then add your fun things for the kids to do. Here I am showing you some of the things I listed.
got to keep them thinking and brushed up on their math….. 😉
there is one problemo… I am going to have to be creative to come up with stuff for them to do…. that they won’t find “BORING” 😉
I hung it at a low level in the laundry room behind the garage door, its there to HOPEFULLY keep them BUSY!
thanks for stopping in… HAPPY CRAFTING!
30 thoughts on “BORED BOARD”
This is the cutest most awesome idea ever! I LOVEEEE it! 🙂
Good idea. We are on day two of summer vacation, and I heard that all day!
That’s great–I think mine are too old for it now. I tell them that if I hear it again I will find plenty for them to do–that usually does the trick!
Fantastic idea! I’ll be saving that one up for our long summer holidays at the end of the year (in Australia). At least it gives me plenty of time to come up with some fun activities!!
How smart and totally creative are you???? I have been going through the same I’m bored issues in my house and it’s driving me bonkers!!!!Ha. I need to make this. <3
Fantastic IDEA!!! I am gonna do this one 🙂
Great idea. I just tend to say go read a book. Your ideas are much better, LOL!
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Very cute idea!
Oh, I love the crafty blogs! Fun idea, I get the I’m bored, or there’s nothing fun to do around here too.
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Great idea! You wouldn’t have to fly to the Caribbean alone. . . I’d come along!
Now that is pure genius! I may have to do that myself.
If you’re running out of ideas to put up there, you could have the kids come up with the ideas for themselves. In fact, that could be one of the items on the Bored Board: Brainstorm Ideas for the Bored Board.
That’s genius! I’m hosting We’re Organized Wednesday Link party. I would love if you could join.
What a cute idea! I need one of these for my 7 year old, he says he is bored all the time! Thanks for linking up to Hoo’s got talent!
Very cute and what a creative idea.
So cute! I always remember my Mom telling us if you are bored I will find you something to do and that something was usually a chore! We quickly learned not to say I’m Bored!
This is an AWESOME idea!! I’m adding it to my “to make” list right now 🙂
So cute! Distressing ink is awesome. I just did something like this called “Summer Fun Box.” We need it so badly in the summer! Good luck keeping kids entertained!
The “bored” “board?” Now that’s GENIUS. I love the whole thing. I keep finding different ways to tweak our own summer system. This is way cool. Great job.
I love this idea. I am so glad to hear that my kids are not the only ones that say that all day long 😉
Great idea. Maka from Makaz Home, I love your blog. New follower
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I love this project! What a creative solution, and it looks so pretty too!
Your blog is FABULOUS!!! I seriously LOVE every single one of your tutorials! I’ll be featuring this fantastic “bored board” this afternoon!
Awesome idea! Something we’ll have to make!!
What a fabulous idea! My mother used to tell me bored meant you were too lazy to find something to do!
This is a great idea! Can you tell me the dimensions of the board?
This is amazing! Genius!!
Adorable! Does it still work for you? Or do you find it hard to just drop everything and “bake cookies” when they get a new number? Maybe I’m a bad mom. Lol. I’ll have to tailer it to things they can mostly do on their own. he he he
I once heard about a bulletin board a mom kept in her laundry room – any time her kids said they were bored – they had to take a chore off the Bored Board – and it cost them the reward for the job completed.
If they offered up to do a chore without saying they were bored – they could earn cash, fun activities, etc.
Might work when your kids are older? Your is sweeter – haha!
Very clever! Great job! Just visiting from the CSI Project!