Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Magnetic Chore Chart

From: http://www.u-createcrafts.com/


-Wood (10x15 inches)
-Wood Block (Approx. 1.75x6 inches)
-Chipboard piece (11x17 inches)
-2 pieces of scrapbook paper PER chart
-Mod Podge
-Foam Brush
-Vinyl (optional)
-Sheet Metal (Found mine at Home Depot for .99 - in Roofing section)
-Accent/Plant Gems ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Chore pics (clipart included)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Tacks (optional - at Lowe's - 24 pk. for $1)


1. Begin by spray painting your piece of sheet metal with spray enamel (or you can leave it unpainted cuz it looks cute both ways!) Let dry.

2. When sheet metal is dry, add your vinyl to the sheet metal or you can paint/stencil or use marker to add the T chart on yourself. Spray with 2 coats of Polyurethane to make sure paint won't chip off of the sheet metal. Let dry.

3. Trace onto the BACK of your chipboard the design you want it to have. I made mine have scalloped edges for my daughter's, and just a simple straight edge for my son's.

4. Mod Podge scrapbook paper to the FRONT of your chipboard paper. You will need two pieces to cover the whole piece. Let dry.

5. To make magnets you will need to cut circles around your chore clip art, and then mod podge them to the flat backs of the accent gems. Let dry. Once dry add magnet strip or small magnet to back.

6. When chipboard is dry, cut out your pattern from the back. You will then hot glue this to your piece of wood, making sure it is center. Also be sure to add hot glue to the chipboard piece and not the sheet metal because it will dry too fast to stick.

7. Add your ribbon to the back of your wood. I do this by turning the board over, marking the very center top, and then measure two inches on each side. Staple the ribbon on the 2 inch marks and tie a square knot (right over left, left over right).
8. When sheet metal is dry, hot glue this to your scrapbook paper/chipboard in the center. Be sure to hot glue the paper and not the back of the metal or the hot glue will dry before you can put them together.

9. Paint wood blocks or wood rectangle where your child's name will be. Let dry. Once dry add name to the blocks with vinyl or you can paint or stencil it on.

10. To make sure the sheet metal sticks well, add tacks to the four corners of the sheet metal.

11. Hot glue name block(s) to the top center of your board.

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