Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monogram FHE Chart

     We're finally back from a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. for spring break.  We had a wonderful time, with gorgeous weather. It's still nice to come back home and get back to our routines.  I have so many projects I want to dive into but can't quite yet.  So here's a project I came up with about a year or so ago.
     Once a week our family holds "Family Home Evening", a night to be together as a family, have a nice scripture lesson, play games together and just have fun.  I've seen a lot of different chart ideas out there, but I wanted something that was also nice to look at and add to our home's decor. Since Monograms are quite the thing lately, I came up with this:



     The chart is made from tin so that our family's faces can rotate around to take turns for different parts of Family Night.  This is how I made it.

     I found a square frame from Kirkland's (mine is 21" square.)  I just found a finish I liked and one on clearance.  I removed the old art and glass. I then cut a piece of tin to fit into the frame (found at Home Depot in the heating duct section- usually a 24" x 36" piece for around $9.)

     I had a custom job done at an online vinyl site to say what assignments I wanted around the outside of the monogram.  The site I used was www.eaddesigns.com  and it only cost $8!! The wonderful ladies there customized one of their monogram designs for me ("personalized family monogram design 1) to a 9" diameter circle (be sure to leave enough space around the vinyl monogram for your family faces to rotate within the frame.)


     Next, gather your family members' pictures and use a photoshop tool to "circle cut" their faces. I then printed the faces out on magnetic inkjet paper (found everywhere-Walmart, OfficeMax, etc.) Cut the circles out and you have custom magnets to rotate around the chart.




     We love how it turned out and it's so fun to pass in our hallway.  Since we have more family members than assignments, we just double up on a few (as well as tag-team the little guy with Dad!)



     As you can tell from previous projects, I love using tin!  There are so many projects you can do with it.  Next post I'll show you two job charts are made from old windows and tin.  Have fun!

19 comments:

  1. Great project - I like the magnet idea :)

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  2. How fun! It looks great too!
    ☺ Celeste

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  3. I love this idea! I also love the wall art you have on your site. I am really tempted to make the rules for our house now!

    Also, I started following you.

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  4. Erin,
    This turned out SO CUTE.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!! And you were just here in my neck of the woods!! Glad you liked your visit!!

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  6. I LOVE THIS! This is different from anything I've seen and I love it! Very creative!

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  7. Great idea! Functional, sophisticated, and fun!!

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  8. so cute! I have just a boring plain one that everyone has...i want this one!!!!

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  9. Oh that is so cute! I love how simple and different it is. I didn't want the same old thing. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That is really cute! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  11. I just found your blog today and am having so much fun looking at all your creative ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. This is my favorite FHE chart of all the ones I've ever seen. I WILL be making one of these. Thanks for the great idea!!

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  13. I finally got around to making this! Thanks so much for the inspiration. You can see mine here:
    http://servingpinklemonade.blogspot.com/2012/06/family-night-chart.html

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  14. I love this! I am planning a round up of FHE charts for a future post on my blog: http://fhelessons.wordpress.com
    I would like to include yours! Would it be OK if I used one of your photos in my post? I would link back to your site. THanks!

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  15. cute and love, probably going to make! would update your link to the people who did your vinyl though...yikes...

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  16. I included your fun chart in my recent blog post (a collection of the best FHE chart ideas). You can find it here: http://wp.me/p2Ckhi-mM
    Thanks for the great idea!

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  17. How did you cut your tin? Did it leave a rough edge?

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