Grandkids Make Life Grand Picture Board Tutorial

Looking for a great gift for Grandma and Grandpa? Well look no further, I came up with this little Grandparent’s picture board several years ago and put it on my blog. It gets pinned like crazy! So I thought I would give you all a little step-by-step tutorial on how to make one, they are so easy and fun. The perfect personalized gift for Grandparents.


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Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Board – (mine is about 2 feet long)
  • Paint/paint brush – (I used black for the board and white for the clothespins)
  • Vinyl/Craft cutter – (I used white and red vinyl and my Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter- see note below for more info.)
  • Mini clothespins – (you can find these at your local craft store, I found them at JoAnns, they also come pre-painted)
  • Embellishments – (mini flowers, scrapbook paper, ribbon, buttons, gems)
  • Hot glue gun/sticks or E6000 glue
  • Sandpaper (optional)

**Note: Vinyl is an adhesive backed Craft Vinyl that comes in sheets or rolls and is used in home decorating and crafts. I buy mine from amazon or ebay in all different colors. A Digital Craft cutter is used to cut your vinyl (and other things like paper, cardstock, fabric, etc.) I love the silhouette because you can use your own images and fonts without having to purchase additional cartridges.



  • First Paint your board black (or desired color). -May take 2 coats. Paint the clothespins white.
  • Once dry, sand the edges of the board if you like that kind of look.
  • Cut your Vinyl out on your digital craft cutter. If you don’t have one you can easily hand paint the wording on your board using a smaller paint brush and paint. (I used the font ‘Marnie Regular’ for Grandkids and the font ‘Amaze’ for make life grand.)
  • Apply your vinyl to your dried board. (Go HERE where I show you how to transfer vinyl)
  • Next, I attached the clothespins using hot glue. The part that opens up should be facing down.
  • Embellish the clothespins how you like using hot glue.
  • Last but not least, add pictures! I just cropped and printed photos using Microsoft word and printed on cardstock. You could also print pictures and cut them to your desired size.


* Now your photo board is complete!
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Hi I'm Taya! A stay-at-home mother to 5 cuties. I love to craft, sew, blog and make fun things. I'm the creator of the 'Eat-Pray-Create' blog and I'm so glad you're here!

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