DIY Family Home Evening Board

Each week my family does a Family Night {or Family Home Evening} where we get the kids involved and we have some fun! Each child is assigned a job or role in our family night and they love it. I made a kid-approved DIY Family Home Evening Board that my kids are a little nuts about!

DIY Family Home Evening Board

DIY Family Home Evening Board :: Such a clever idea!

This DIY Family Night board turned out super fun! The kids absolutely LOVED deciding how to pose for their magnet! Of course at least one boy had to dab it out! ha!

TIPS: If you make one of these, taking these photos makes a great activity for a Family Home Evening. Everyone had fun watching each other pose and laugh and giggle! Also, I would think ahead and try to coordinate your outfits. I did not and so our outfits kind of clash. oops! Oh well. I still love it!

Family Night Board DIY

This craft has been on my to-do list FOREVER. We have been needing a way to rotate the jobs because we kept forgetting who had done what. And of course, everyone always wants the coveted “Treat” job. haha!

UPDATE: Several people have asked what each job does. This is a brief run down of how we do ours. Our Family Nights last for about 1 hour and are once a week.

Conductor: The MC or host for the night.
Song: Picks and leads the family in singing a song. {usually a hymn or children’s song}
Prayer: Says the opening prayer.
Lesson: Prepares a short 5-10 minute lesson. It is usually a spiritual lesson, but sometimes we have lessons on other things. Like the importance of taking showers. LOL Life lessons and good citizenship are also popular topics for lessons. The kids like to pick a favorite person from the scriptures and share what they know about that person or will teach us what they learned in Sunday School or Primary on Sunday. There is no set rule on what the lesson needs to be.
Activity: Picks a game or activity for the family to play together. {board games or hide and seek are popular in our home}
Treat: Helps make and prepare a treat. {usually something simple like s’mores, ice cream sundaes, rice krispie treats or cookies}

DIY Family Night Board

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Family Home Evening or Family Night is something our church encourages us to do. If you would like to learn more about Family Night or why I think Families are so important, check this out.

Make your own DIY People Magnets

Each person is a magnet and so we just rotate them around to determine what job they are doing that week.

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I made it to fit into our farmhouse decor. But it would be easy to make it more modern by painting the wood instead of staining it.

How to Make DIY Family Home Evening Board Tutorial

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  1. I took picture of each person in our family with my phone. Then I printed them with my Canon TS9020 printer. I used the rear feed to print on the 4×6 Semi-gloss photo paper.

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2. Using a craft knife and cutting mat, I cut around the person in the picture. {isn’t my baby girl the cutest?!}

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3. I then placed the photo on to the adhesive side of the magnetic sheets and used scissors to trim around the photo.

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4. The sheet of metal we found at the hardware store was too long, so Davis trimmed it to size with snips. He used a strip of painters tape to help him cut straight.

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5. I wanted rounded corners, so Davis used a cup and a pencil to trace a rounded corner. Then used the snips to cut the rounded corners.

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6. Apply stain to your wood plaque. The stain color I used was Jacobean. Wipe off excess stain and allow to dry according to package directions. I then lightly sanded the edges for a slight distressed look, but that is totally optional.

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7. Apply liquid nails to your wood plaque and place sheet metal on top. Allow to dry over night or according to package directions. We placed something on top of the metal to make sure it adhered well to the wood and stayed flat while drying.

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8. Apply your vinyl lettering to the sheet metal. {I cut my vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t have one, I am sure you can find an etsy shop to cut some for you! Or if you have good handwriting, a paint marker would work great too!} The fonts I used were Starstruck and Orater.

Bonus: I strung some felt balls to hang across the top to finish it off!

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My entire family LOVES our new Family Home Evening Board! It is easy to use and fun to look at. Plus it fits right in with my decorating. yay! This would make a great Super Saturday craft idea.

I hope you make one for your family! If you do, please tag me or send me a picture. I’d love to see it! And possibly feature it on my social media :)

DIY FHE Board tutorial. Such a great idea to make people magnets!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Canon. All opinions are my own.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1

    This is such a fun and cute idea! I need this in my house!

    Paige

  2. 2
    Elena

    This is really neat idea. Could you tell us a little about each role in your family night and what they are in charge of doing? Thanks so much!

    1. 2.1

      Great question, Elena!
      Conductor: the MC or host for the night.
      Song: picks and leads the family in singing a song. {usually a hymn or childrens song}
      Prayer: Says the opening prayer
      Lesson: prepares a short lesson. It is usually a spiritual lesson, but sometimes we have lessons on other things. Like taking showers LOL
      Activity: picks a game or activity for the family to play together {board games or hide and seek are popular in our home}
      Treat: helps make and prepare a treat. {usually something simple like smores, ice cream sundaes, rice krispie treats or cookies}
      I will have to go add this to my blog post. Thanks for asking! :)

  3. 3
    Lindsay

    Love this idea! It turned out so cute! I love the gray ball banner you have draped over it as well. Where is that from? Thank you!

  4. 4
    Nancy Pechinski

    My best friend growing up would have family home evenings and her mom always made them enjoyable. I remember doing the penny walk too.
    Thanks for sharing this really brought back fond memories of growing up.
    Nancy