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Sunday, August 29, 2010

{dry-erase chore chart}

Okay, so, you remember that super cute burlap chore chart from a few weeks ago? Well, there was one thing I didn't count on. One darling, but very curious 12 month old (who shall remain nameless) was able to reach much higher than I had anticipated, and that chore chart is no more.

With school starting next week, we cannot be without one, so, when a friend showed me this chore chart, by Jenifer at Moss Moments, I knew I had to try it.

Can I tell you how much I love it? Love, love, love it! Your chart fits inside the frame, and then you can use dry-erase markers to either check or cross off list items as they're completed. At the end of the day, just wipe a paper towel across the glass, and voila, you're ready to start fresh again.

The beauty is, you can make it as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. You can print off the list on regular white card stock, pop it in the frame, and be done. Or, you can fancy it up as much as you desire. You know me, I can't do anything without distress ink, so I opted for a slightly fancier version.

Dry-Erase Chore Chart

  • frame w/glass intact--either 8x10, or 11x14 with mat
  • chore list
  • scrapbook paper
  • white or cream cardstock
  • distress ink
  • any desired embellishment

1. I painted my frame cream, with Rustoleum's Heirloom White. I had already had this frame, and it happened to be an 8x10, so that's what I used. You could certainly use an 11x14, and use a mat if you wished. You could go bigger--up to a 16x20, and cut your paper to fit, but you would need to use ribbon or something to cover the overlap.

2. Print your chore chart on the cardstock. (Too Much Paper! font) With three children, landscape view worked the best for me. I would suggest printing them out on regular paper first, to make sure that the sizing is correct. Then cut out each list, and distress the edges.

3. Cut your scrapbook paper to fit your frame opening. I started with a piece of 12x12 paper.

3. Apply the lists on your scrapbook paper, using double stick tape. I added the names at the top, the quote at the bottom, and the little birdie for that little extra something.

4. Place your paper in the frame, and ta-da! You have a fantastic dry-erase chore chart!



Blogger Jenglamgirl said...

Darling, i love this TONS! please come link it to CraftOManiac Monday happening now. Thanks Jen

August 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Wow! This is just adorable. I love the simplicity of just being able to wipe it off like a whiteboard!!

August 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Kierste...this is great! LoVe how simple and functional it is :) Thanks for sharing!

BTW...I featured it here:

Thanks again! :)

August 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

CUTE! I will definitely make this for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

August 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Love this idea! Best chore chart I've seen!

August 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger JoAnna said...

Wow! I'm going to go make this tomorrow! LOVE IT! But I must know... what is "SSK Mom?" Is this something I need to incorporate?? ;)

August 30, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
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August 31, 2010 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Everything said...

I have just nominated you for A BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER award, rules of the award are that you now have to nominate 10 people and tell us 10 things about yourself - enjoy!

August 31, 2010 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Joanna--it's actually "ask mom"!! This means that they need to come and ask me for one extra chore. It can be anything--reading a baby a book, cleaning a window, etc. This way I can get all those extra jobs done, and change them from day-to-day. Sometimes it will just be to give me a hug. :) I love it!

August 31, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

The original link to Moss Moments chore chart isn't working for me... would love to "compare" - love yours...

August 31, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Amy--Try this:

August 31, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Lei said...

Yours turned out so cute! I love it!!!

September 1, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Shopper Gal said...

That is just too adorable!! I am loving this idea. I'm a new follower!! Hope you can stop by and say hi :)

Have a great day!!
Shopper Gal

September 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! I am starting to work on chores with my 4year old twins. My question is do your kids get anything once they have completed their chores for the week and do you rotate any chores?

September 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Denissa said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I think I'll be copying :) Just came over from Creative Crate, def. adding to my read list!! Love your blog :)

September 9, 2010 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger KdBuggie Boutique said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea! I am posting the link to your post on my blog this week. Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea!

September 27, 2010 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

LOVE this idea! I've been searching for a way to list morning routines as well as chores for my 3 kids. We're a family who loves to make lists (and check off items as we do them -- we're a weee it anal and Type A) so this would work perfectly. I love that I could change the list easily or even have rotating weekly lists!! Thanks for sharing!

May 6, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Beth Ann said...

I loved this idea and made my own version by distressing a black photo frame from the dollar store. My kids actually DO their chores (for the most part)and they can't argue since they are literally in "black and white" hanging on the kitchen wall. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

July 22, 2011 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger Hip Chic Tot said...

Just saw it on Pinterest - love time for back to school preps.


January 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger ClauPego said...

I was looking for a chore chart and I think your idea is wonderful!
It's ecological (doesn't spend paper) and super creative...

Thank you so much,
Claudia (Portugal)

February 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

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