Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer To Do List Dry Erase Board


I know you may have already seen this around the internet, but it's the first time my family has made one of these cute "Summer To Do List" boards, so I thought I'd share mine here with you! 

I found this large frame at the Dollar Tree. I have not seen big ones like this there before! I planned on painting the frame, but for now, I think I like the natural wood look for the summer time. I am thinking I can change out the inside design for each season. 

I pulled out the Summer Wind kit and began playing with papers. 

Hmmm... 


I was worried about that pattern being too busy to write across, so I switched it for a lighter paper that has lines on it... easy for writing neatly! :) 


Then I began layering: 


It's amazing what matting a piece of paper can do for it:


Then I pulled out the Silhouette and customized a pre-made banner from the store with my own text:


While it was cutting, I cut out a couple of stickers and laid them where I wanted them to go... sometimes I will do this before actually peeling off the sticker so I can move it around and get the right placement:


My cute little banner:


I put some darker patterned paper behind the letter so they would stand out better:


Time to adhere everything! With a project like this that is going to be behind framed glass, you have to be careful to not get too lumpy bumpy, otherwise it won't fit. 


My final product! (It's so hard to photograph glass without a reflection on it- sorry guys!) 




Ready to go with our list on it! I can't wait to reuse this each year. My kids LOVED making our summer list too! :) Now it's time to start checking off boxes. 


9 comments:

Melanie said...

Um, TOTALLY cute, Virginia! We have a dry erase calendar like this, but I love the to-do list idea. Definitely making one at our house. Thanks for the idea :)

Deanna said...

Super duper cute V!

Michelle W said...

Just adorable!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

oh my goodness this is soooooo COOL! Love this idea, and your handwriting is gorgeous!!!

Julie Bonner said...

Absolutely adorable Virginia!! Love it :)

Kim Poston said...

This is awesome! I am so glad to have uber creative you as a friend. Love you. :-)

Shelley Haganman said...

Virginia this is so amazing! I am going to lift this idea!

Linh C. said...

Love it!

elizabeth said...

Oh V!
I it oh so much!!!