Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Family Home Evening Chart

Hello everyone! Well here is my first post of the year.  Didn't Sammy do such a great job on her Prairie Princess skirt and accessories? And those Conversation Hearts are so adorable.

Here is my first crafty thing really that I've made this year! A magnetic Family Home Evening chart.  I've been searching the internet high and low for the past few weeks for some ideas, but finally decided to just come up with my own!

I had some other pictures I wanted to share, but unfortunately my memory card in my camera decided to call it quits and I lost all of those pictures--so all I have is the final product:

It was very simple and quick to make, and the best part--it totaled less than $10, including some supplies I had on hand!  Here is what I did:


1 small magnetic board (I got an 8.5x11 from WalMart for under $3)
Cute magnets (These square magnets were also from Wal-Mart, for around $5 I believe)

I made the actual design in Photoshop.  If you would like to download and print for yourself, click on the picture below to view full size and save to your computer!

After I printed the design onto thick cardstock,  I trimmed the sides so that it would fit inside the frame.  Then I used a layer of ModgePodge to adhere it to the magnetic board.  I didn't use ModgePodge on the front of the design, just the back--I have found that it will make the ink run if you try to use it on paper you printed on your personal printer.  Another option I just thought of for this, you could totally send the design as an 8x10 to your photo print shop--that way you can use ModgePodge on the front for a little more durability.  For the last part,  I printed out all of our names on the same thick cardstock.  After trimming the name strips, I was done!

Let me know if you use this design or if you have a cute Family Home Evening chart that you have designed! We would love to feature it if you do--send a picture of it to paisleyandmeblog (at) hotmail (dot) com. 

Thanks for stopping by!


(Design credits:  Tag shape from Pixels and Ice Cream, fonts from Kevin and Amanda)

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