Family Birthday Chart: A Cute and Functional DIY Project

Never forget a birthday again with this adorable craft

Photography by Valerie Porter,

It can be difficult to remember the birthdays of every single person in your family, especially when you have so many other things going on with your own kids. Even when you have the dates scribbled down somewhere, you may not always remember to reference them on time.

We absolutely love this problem-solving birthday chart that Valerie of A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That created for a guest post on Poppies at Play. It’s just so cute—and functional!

Brightly painted wooden people make the chart a super fun addition to your kitchen or hallway, while the hooks and eyes make it easy to insert new additions to the board.

What you’ll need:

  • Little wooden gingerbread men
  • Hooks and eyes
  • Wooden board
  • Vinyl lettering (optional)
  • Paint
  • Drill
  • Sharpie

The full instructions for this Lil’ People Birthday Chart can be found on the Poppies at Play site. We also adore this variation on the family birthday chart from Christiney’s Crafts that uses circles instead of wooden gingerbread figures. It requires less precision when it comes to painting the circles, so kids can definitely help out.

For more ways to keep track of birthdays, as well as other events and chores, check out this DIY dry-erase calendar or this personalized magnetic chore board.


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