**What you need:
**A Piece of wood 24x6" (Home Depot...I got an extra piece of scrap wood they had for .51)
**Stars or circles for the names(Hobby Lobby 2.99 for 20)
**Drill & 1/16 Drill Bit (Wal-Mart 1.98)
**Jump Ring 9mm (Hobby Lobby 4.99)
**Acrilic Paint (Hobby Lobby or Walmart $2 bottle)
**5/8 Cup Hooks (Home Depot 4.99)
**Vinyl...I do it myself so for me it was free :)
**Picture Hangers for the back (2.99 Walmart)
This is what they all look like:
I sanded the board down and Painted it. Then, in the little circles I drilled a hole in each end as close to the end as I could. Be careful I hear some people have a problem with it breaking the wood easily. Then I painted the little circles. We decided to go with males one colors and females another. I've seen some cute ones where they've done each family a different color, or you can just do them all the same...all are cute.
Apply the vinyl. Then I put the hooks in the bottom of the wood. This was pretty time consuming and found it was A LOT easier to drill a hole where your going to put the hook in and you can screw it in a lot easier. Also, another tip is to have pliers to have screw them in all of the way. I just got a measuring tape a measured it all out on the bottom and marked the spots so that I did them straight. It's a lot better if your vinyl is already on so you make sure to get them right under the month.
Then I took the little jump rings and opened them a little, after a while I used the pliers again because my fingers were getting raw. But I figured out the best way to do it was to put on ring between the two circles. This is why you want to get your holes as close to the edge as you can or the ring won't be able to go through the two.
Having one ring is the only way to have the line lay flat against the wall. On top of the first person of the month, you'll want to add one more little ring that you will connect to your cup hooks, or once again it'll try to flip to the side.
On the back I added the picture hanging hooks, one on each side so it would be sturdy. I did them two inches from the edges and one inch from the top.
It is pretty time consuming, but I loved the way it turned out!