April 3, 2014

How-To: Dry Erase Weekly Schedule Board

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Everyone who visits our home notices our family's "Command Center". It is a section of our house dedicated to keeping our whole home organized. It is where we keep track of meals, chores, and upcoming activities.

One of the centerpieces of our family command center is our Dry Erase Weekly Schedule Board.

This is a great starter project for anyone who has never really done their own projects before. I spent only $9 (since I had all the other materials on hand) and it only took me about 20 minutes. The most time was taken waiting for it to dry!

I found the idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago from this blog post: Dry Erase Weekly Calendar. I thought it was the best idea ever! Very simple, yet cute, so I made one for myself!

Mine is pretty much just like hers, but I modified it a little bit. I put my letters on the frame instead of the actual glass because I wanted more space to write. I also wanted an excuse to use my Cricut cutter, so I made the letters myself rather than use pre-made stickers. But other than that, everything else is the same! You can get more specific instructions on her site: http://craftingandquilting.blogspot.ca/2012/01/dry-erase-weekly-calendar.html.

Below is how I made mine.

MATERIALS:
  • 8-Frame Collage Picture Frame (I bought mine at Wal-Mart when it was on sale for $9)
  • Scrapbook Paper (Cut to a size that will fit in each frame)
  • Scrapbook Letters (Or, if you have a Cricut like me, I just made my own letters)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush

Then all you have to do is put your scrapbook paper in the frames, stick your letters onto the border of your frames, apply Mod Podge over the letters to "seal" them in so that they don't fall off (plus it gives it a more finished look), let it dry for the recommended amount of time, and then TA-DA! You have your very own Dry Erase Weekly Schedule Board!


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You can use any dry erase markers to write on the glass. After each week, you can easily wipe the marker off and start all over! Our family uses this to keep track of all of our activities, appointments, schedules, and when bills are due. Plus the To-Do-List section comes in handy when we have to remember to buy or do something.

TRICKS AND TIPS:
  • There are only 7 days in a week, so since there are 8 frames, you can use the last frame for your "To-Do-List" or "Grocery List" or you can use it to display a picture of your family!
  • Use light colored scrapbook paper or else the things you write on it may be hard to read.
  • Choose scrapbook paper that will match your area's color scheme so it has a more uniform look.
  • Hang this in a location that is central, so that everyone will know what's going on throughout the week.

I hope you guys enjoy this project! I will post more about our Family Command Center in later posts!

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