Hi everyone! Kate here again with a hybrid project to help kick off summer in a big way! A few years ago, our family put together a Summer Bucket List – a list of all the stuff we wanted to do before school started again in the fall. It was a just a single sheet of paper that first year, and it’s since evolved into a photo diary of sorts that now hangs on our wall all summer long.
– White cardstock
– Photo-editing program – like PS or PSE
– 1 large corkboard
– Spray paint (optional)
– Small clothespins
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Totally optional: I spray painted the frame of the corkboard brown to match the Pura Vida paper. I used painter’s tape to hold down some butcher paper on the actual corkboard part before I sprayed the frame. It protected the cork from getting sprayed.
2. After the paint dried, I printed off some of the blue-striped paper and cut it into 1/2” strips. I adhered the strips all the way around the frame.
3. Next, I used hot glue to attach a tack to each of my clothespins.
4. In PSE, I designed a small tag for each of our bucket list items. I printed these, cut them out, and then chalked around the edges.
5. I used a very small amount of hot glue to attach each tag to a clothespin.
6. I arranged the clothespins on the corkboard, leaving enough room between them for our 3×3 photos.
7. Now all that’s left is to hang it up! We add a photo for each bucket list item as a way to visually cross it off.
Now go make some fun summer memories!