Today is our Silhouette Challenge Day! Where once a month I team up with a group of very talented ladies to bring you awesome projects we made using our Silhouette Machines. This month it is all about back to school!
Pocketful of Posies – Weekly Activities and To Do List Command Center
So for my back to school project I made these quick and easy DIY Weekly Activities and To Do List Command Center boards with built in memo holders. Now you may be wondering why with all the thousands of command center projects out there I decided to make one. That answer is two fold. 1. People spend hundreds of dollars and hours and hours making them. I made these in less than 30 minutes for $8 total. 2. Like every other person out there I need more organization in my life. And the best part is these can be used for anything; back to school, household chores, blogging organizers. You name it, they work!
- Silhouette Machine
- 2 Clipboards
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- “Drill and 1/4″ Drill Bit
- Chalk or Chalk Marker
- Bakers Twine
- Wrapping Paper
- Pencil and Eraser
To start my project I pulled out one of the pieces of left over Rifle Paper from another project and cut it into a 12×12 piece to fit my Silhouette Cutting Mat.
Next I opened up my Silhouette Studio and found a font I liked, setup my text, and cut it out using my Silhouette Machine. Since I didn’t know where exactly each letter would fall on my wrapping paper I decided to cut extras of each letter. That way I could pick the perfect pattern for each letter.
While my Silhouette Machine was doing most of the work I headed out to the garage and drilled a hole on the bottom of each clip board with a 1/4″ drill bit. Once that was done I used the extra paper that was left over from cutting out my letters as a template to place them on my clipboards. By lightly traced each letter with a pencil I created at template for my design. This ensured my final project was straight and the letter spacing was even.
After all my letters were traced I started applying my letters. To do this I painted a generous amount (not so much it gloups) of Mod Podge on the back of each letter and gently aligned it in the pencil out line. Once the letter was set and dry I used the eraser to remove any left over pencil lines. (For this project I used Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge because it will stand up to cleaning better and also because that is what I had on hand. However, any type of Mod Podge should work.)
Once all my letters were in place I added another light coat of Mod Podge over the entire clipboard. This helped to seal the letters in place and created a water resistant barrier.
To add the finishing touch to my Weekly Activities and To Do List Command Center I glued pretty bakers twine around the end of two pieces of chalk and tied them to the boards. This way I will never loose my writing tool! Now my Command Center is Complete! All that’s left to do it use it!
Thank you for stopping by to check out my new Weekly Activities and To Do List Command Center! I really enjoyed how fast and easy this project was! Are you getting ready for the next school year too? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!
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