Thursday, February 20, 2014

Calendar boards!

Oh my!  I'm so excited to share my first DIY/craft post with y'all!!  I made these a long while ago but I love them!!  I have always wanted to build some awesome locker style shelving system for my kids, but alas, there is no room for that in my current home!  So~I did the next best thing!!  

I created calendar boards!!  I bought poster-sized frames (16x20 I believe these ones are).  I printed the kids' names, picture, a blank monthly calendar, and a sheet with Sunday-Saturday on them.  I used scrapbook paper and matched it all up!  You know that paper that is inside the frame when you buy it?  Well, turn it over and glue these right onto the blank side!  

First~lay out the picture and calendars where you want them. Then use your scrapbook paper/s to fill in the white space.  Once everything is measured out, you can glue it right down so it doesn't move when it's hung up!  

They each have a double hanger hook underneath so they can fit their backpack and a jacket on it!  I just love these!!!! You just get a pack of dry erase markers and you can write right on the glass!  Here's the tip: pay for a frame with real glass!!  Mine aren't.  They are sorta plasticy because I bought four at a time and wanted cheaper ones.  The dry erase still works,  but I usually have to get the paper towel damp in order for it to erase completely.  If I were to do it again (or do it as a selling item), I would get real glass! :D 

The reason I put the calendars where I did on mine is because I knew I would eventually add a hook in order to hang important papers.  Since those first pictures, I have added the clip and this year, with the older two in elementary school, it's really come in handy.  I use it to hang information on Field Work (known as field trip is most schools) and homework!  

I have also added their chore charts right here with the calendars (so it's sorta like their own mini command center)!! :D  
 As you can see here, the papers hang in front of the calendar, but I am totally okay with that!  You can always move the clip up if you don't want it to!  I can still clearly see the weekly calendar so it works just fine for me! :D  
I love their little command centers!!  I will share their chore charts soon too!  These have really helped on days where they have field trips, show and tell, activities at school, and practices after school!  It's nice to be able to look and see what each person has.  I still use a "mommy calendar" with everything in it, but this helps more with each kid and we've totally loved it!!!

Have a happy day~Kasey

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  1. I've always loved this! We definitely need a system like this at our house. Too cute!

    1. Thanks Alli! They are SUPER easy to make..just a little time consuming to match up the sizes of papers in the frame! :D