Back To School Family Calendar

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Back To School Family Calendar

Once the school year starts, schedules get busier.

This magnetic calendar is an attractive solution to keep the family organized one week at a time, and help keep the chaos under control. Create monogrammed magnets for each member of the family, so everyone can see who’s where when!  

Brushing the top of a small clothespin with glue, then dust with glitter.

1. Begin by brushing the top of a small clothespin with glue, then dust with glitter.

2. Once the glue has dried, use your Amplify® scissors to cut a strip magnetic tape and stick it to the backside of the clothespin. Create a dozen or so glittered clothespin magnets for your board, depending on how many people are in your family.

3. Use a strong paper glue to attach a punched fern shape and an initial to each glittered magnet. Create several for each member of the family.

4. Use your Paper Edgers to cut several small rectangles and squares.

Use a strong paper glue to attach a punched fern shape and an initial to each glittered magnet

5. Select several stamps with meaningful symbols and sentiments. Use a quick-drying ink and an acrylic block to stamp unfinished wooded scraps. You can find all sorts of pre-cut wooden shapes at your craft and hobby store.

6. Once the ink has dried, flip the wooden piece over and adhere a magnet. 

Stamp meaningful symbols and sentiments

 7. Create a header for each day of the week with one punched scalloped circle, a regular circle, a stamped ribbon, and a chipboard letter. Glue the elements together, and attach to a magnet.

Create a header for each day of the week with one punched scalloped circle

 8. Divide a large metal tray into seven equal sections, and run vertical stripes of washi tape between each section.

 

Run vertical stripes of washi tape between each section.

9. Use the small squares and rectangles to write down lessons, dates, event and appointments and stick them in the appropriate monogrammed clip.

10. Add your “days of the week” magnets to the top of the metal tray and the other magnets under the appropriate day.

Display on the wall in a common area, and update the calendar each day.  

Supply List

Small wooden clothespins

Glitter

Glue

Cardstock

Glittered paper

Washi tape

Chipboard letters

Decorative letters

Wooden shapes

Large metal tray

Magnetic tape