June 10, 2014

Latch Board DIY

I've been seeing latch board tutorials all over pinterest lately, so I decided to give it a try.  I just headed up to Menard's and picked out a few door latches, hooks, a handle and some washers.  I also picked up a small can of yellow paint and a round board.  For everything it was about $30.  

First I painted both sides of the board. I also saw on pinterest to use push pins to hold it off the table when painting so it doesn't stick.  Worked great! 

Once it was all dry I layed out my parts to figure out where I wanted them so they wouldn't touch each other and worked best. Then I waited for Mike to get home so he could assemble it. I probably could of done this part myself, but I wanted him to help out too. 

Here's Mason watching so patiently. 

He played with it for a few minutes and that was about it.  Marley played with it too, but in the end Mason picked up his cars and went on his way.  Maybe he'll play with it more when he's a little bit older. 


  1. Totally intriguing! I've never seen one until now! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  2. Darling! PINNED> Linda Crafts a la Mode

  3. This is a cute idea for a little boy! Thanks for linking up to the Project Parade!
    army wife to suburban life

  4. What a neat idea! I've been thinking about making one for my kiddos for a while now. Anything to keep them busy for a couple of minutes!

    Visiting from the Flamingo Toes link party.

  5. Definitely a neat idea! I love crafting from the hardware store. :) Thank you for linking this up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll come back later this week with your latest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)