We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the DIH Workshop in Home Depot stores across the country will focus on How to Make a Chore Chart, presented by Martha Stewart Living.
Here, Amy Bell of Positively Splendid shares her tutorial for a DIY chore chart project that uses magnets, ceramic tile and sheet metal.
With four small children, I am constantly striving to make our family run as as smoothly as possible. There really is no better way I have found to do so than by having each family member’s individual chores clearly outlined and defined in a chore chart. Chore charts are terrific for two reasons: they clearly define expectations, thus reducing conflict, and they provide children a great sense of accomplishment when they get to mark a chore off of their list!
When The Home Depot and Martha Stewart challenged me to come up with my own chore chart system, I gladly took on the challenge. As I set to work, I knew I wanted my chore chart to be suitable for children of all ages, and that it needed to be as user-friendly as possible to ensure long-term success. The project I’m sharing with you today, a magnetic tile chore chart, is what I came up with!
To make a Magnetic Tile Chore Chart of your own, you will need:
- An old 24×36” frame
- (1) 24×36” sheet galvanized sheet metal
- Ceramic tile sheet
- Sharpie marker
- 1/2” ceramic disc magnets
- Heavy-Duty Adhesive
- Letter stickers, vinyl decals or stencil (for lettering)
To start, carefully slip the sheet metal into the frame. (Be sure to wear work gloves when doing so, as the edges of the sheet metal are very sharp!) This is a great project to breathe new life into a frame that might otherwise be donated or discarded.