Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Family Home Evening Charts

About a month ago, I was asked to create some Family Home Evening charts for a Relief Society activity that took place this last week.  I decided to make a few to show people the different ways that you can easily and inexpensively create them. 

I started with the classic magnet board example.  Using my silhouette, I cut out the vinyl and attached it to the metal board that I got from Roberts (before they closed the store.)  You can also pick them up at Hobby Lobby.  I used some strip magnets and attached some coordinating scrapbook paper to them.  I will put our names on them to designate who will be doing which part of our family night.

For my second example, I wanted it to be something that anyone could use and be super functional.  I found this example originally, but didn't want to do another magnet board.  So I decided to make it really easy by just creating a printable, printing it off, and putting it into a picture frame.  It now works perfectly as a dry erase board.  If you would like the printable for this, you can find the link below.  I left the top square empty so that you can insert your own initial into it.  If you happen to have a last name that starts with an S, the link for that is also below.

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Dry Erase Board Printable (no monogram)
Dry Erase Board Printable (with S monogram)

My last board is another one that I created a printable for and then added a little bit to it.  If you would like to make your own, all it takes is the printable I created (which you can find the link below) and some clothespins, frame, and chipboard.  It is really easy.  Here's a little mini tutorial on how it was created:

Paint clothespins desired color.  I really like to use soy bean paint.  It is very vibrant and really does a great job!  I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby, and if you go this week all of the acrylic paint is on sale.

After my clothespins were painted, I used a gluestick to attach the lables.  Then using some chipboard, I cut out some rectangles to use as tags to mark who is doing what job.  I thought it was cute to simply use a monogram instead of writing the whole name, but you can really do either way.  I strung it with some bakers twine (purely for the cuteness factor) and then put it into the frame. 

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Clothespin Board Printable

And there you have it.  Three boards that are all totally easy to create and are both functional and stinkin cute. 

Also, just because I like you, here are some links to two other fun ideas that I was going to create but ran out of time.

Chalkboard FHE Sign
FHE Dice (love this one)
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1 comment:

Teresa Jones said...

Jonie! They are fabulous: functional AND art. Which one is your favorite?