a marriage timeline is my fave

August 29, 2013

On Monday Ryan and I celebrated seven years of marriage (hip, hip!). Months ago we were reminiscing and it was hard for us to remember what events happened when so Ryan suggested we create a timeline. He probably quickly forgot the idea but I put it in my back pocket and an anniversary seemed like the appropriate time to whip it out.

diy marriage timeline

diy marriage timeline

diy marriage timeline

I used this accordion kit and printed the events from each year on flat cards (thanks to my friend Kirsten for designing it all), using pva glue to adhere them to each page. Then I covered the bead board with fabric. Needless to say, it was a hit. Even if some years I couldn’t remember anything memorable so I had to improvise with events like Ryan getting a professional haircut (instead of cutting it himself). My hope is to add a page each year.

PS The last event listed for 2013 is The Trip. We’re headed to Europe tomorrow! This is major for us since we’ve only been on one real vacation since we’ve been married and that was our honeymoon. Wish us luck for the long plane ride with Beck in tow and check out my instagram (so I can feel like Carmen Sandiego).


  • On July 29, 2016 , Beka Clement said:

    i’m dying to make one of these for our anniversary but cannot seem to find the accordion kit you mentioned on this site. do you by any chance have any more details (brand name) or other websites i could find something similar?

  • On December 27, 2017 , Chen said:

    Brilliant idea!
    thank you for sharing 🙂

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