Thursday, February 17, 2011

Home Chores Chart

I'm probably one of the worst (part time) housewives one can find...it's not that I don't want a tidy house...it's just that I'm not motivated enough to do something about it most of the time! :0  Thing is, I've always thought of Saturdays as house cleaning days, which meant that I'd leave ALL the chores for Saturday, which of course then made it seem overwhelming for me...hehe.

So I devised a fun little plan to make it less overwhelming, by making this little chart (which hopefully I'll stick to!)
The chores are the pebbles on the left side, and the idea is to place a couple of chores on each day, so that you just have 1 or 2 to do on any given day, so house cleaning doesn't feel so bad anymore...hehe. :)

Here's how I made it:
I cut out a frame from a thin corrugated card board, cut out little rectangles of patterned scrapbook paper and glued them on around the frame by layering them over each other (I chose a kitty theme because I have a few kitty themed stuff laying around and I wanted to use 'em already!):
 
 

Then I just had to trim the sides to make it neat:
 

I glued some scrapbook paper on behind the frame to make the background:

I cut out little kitty shapes from scrapbook paper and glued them on - one for each day of the week, and then stamped the week day on 'em - so I finally got to use my week day stamps! :)
 

As for the chores, I wrote them all down on white printer paper and cut them out more or less to match the size of the little glass pebbles I was using:
And I modge podged them onto the pebbles - first adding a layer of modge podge to the back of the pebble (1), then sticking on the paper face down, and finishing it off with another layer of modge podge (2).  After it dried, I stuck on self adhesive sheet magnet that I cut to size to fit the pebbles:
 
I also added strips of magnet to the back of the frame so that I could stick it on my fridge (which is why the pebbles needed magnets too):
HOWEVER! It turns out this sheet magnet isn't strong enough to hold the pebbles onto the chart through the layers of paper, so I'm going to have to find stronger magnets before I can actually use 'em.  *sigh*...

To decorate the frame further, I added some fabric flowers that I made.  I've been looking for a reason to make these fun little flowers again, so I decided this project was it. :D  I cut out 3 different sized circles from the fabric and singed the edges with a candle flame - each flower containing one of each of the sizes.  Then I layered the petals and sewed them together in the centre, and glued on a bling:
  
 I glued them to the frame with ordinary craft glue, and finally added some 3D kitty stickers.

And that's my cute little chart! :D  Anyway, not the most useful of projects, but it was fun to make (and will hopefully serve some purpose to me, hehe). :)

 
LINKY PARTIES linked to:
We Are That Family                                        Sew Woodsy
Night Owl Crafting                                          Creations By Kara
Waking Lucia                                                  Fireflies & Jellybeans
Somewhat Simple                                           The Shabby Chic Cottage
Scrappy Gifts                                                  Momnivore's Dilemma
All Thingz Related                                           .

SUBMITTED to:
Crystal's Craft Spot Feb Craft Club Project

4 comments:

Monica said...

You know, Monique, when I looked at this creation, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the handmade flowers - they look lovely and so does everything else on this 'oh so beautiful' chart.

I love the way you have given such neat and clean directions to make it. And the pebbles look so very cute.

Sorry that the magnet isn't so strong... Well, you better go and find one lest you have another excuse not to complete your chores! LOL! Just kidding - heehee.

Now I am off to see your earlier post.

Hugs,

Monica

Scrappy Gifts said...

I'm not so great at cleaning daily either. This is a great idea; hope it's been helping you! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

Linda said...

Sounds like a plan and sounds doable, too. Thanks for the 'plan'.

Linda

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Beautiful and creative project!!! Hopefully it will help you with your'chores' This would be GREAT for parents too!!! Love it!
Maria