Running a home can be hectic, what with trying to keep track of everything that each family member is responsible for. Lists and daily planners can help, but oftentimes they are not read by each family member. A simple solution to this dilemma is to make a home organization board that is displayed in a location where every family member is sure to see and know his responsibilities for the day and week. A fabric home organization board is an easy craft to get your home in order.
Items you will need
- Foam core
- Hot glue gun
- Picture hanging wire
- Dry erase labels
- Dry erase markers
- Dry erase eraser
Obtain a piece of foam core the size that you want your fabric home organization board to be. If you can't find the size you want pre-cut, cut a piece to the measurements that you want.
Look for a piece of fabric to place over the foam core. The fabric should be 4 inches longer on each side than the foam core. Center the fabric over the foam core and fold the excess fabric around the back of the foam. Glue the fabric to the back of the foam core with a hot glue gun.
Position the adhesive dry erase labels on your home organization board. Remove the adhesive from the back of them and place them where you want them to be on your board. Use the dry erase markers to write tasks on the dry erase labels. For example, you might want to create a list of chores for each family member for each day of the week or a weekly dinner menu list or even an activities and appointments list. Change the information by erasing it with the dry erase marker and writing in new information. Dry erase labels eliminate the waste of paper, but you can certainly use thumbtacks to post notes on your fabric board if you prefer.
Attach D-rings and picture hanging wire to the back of the foam. Hammer a nail into wall upon which you want to hang the home organization board. Hang the board.
Tips & Warnings
- If you don't want to hang the home organization board, you can prop it up on large canvas instead.
- Decorate your fabric home organization board with glitter, foam shapes, ribbons and other crafting supplies to customize it to your home.
- If you allow children to help you with this project, supervise them at all times with the hot glue gun so that they don't burn themselves.