Wednesday, January 4, 2012

To Do List

Ok, since I got many requests for instructions on how to make the framed to do list shown in my last blog entry I thought I would give a quick tutorial. Ok, fine, busted, there weren't many requests my sister asked how to do it-but she asked on Facebook so I bet there were many that read her request.

Anyway, this is another very easy and impressive project.

Here are the supplies:

All you need is a 12x12 frame and some 12x12 scrapbook paper. I also have a frame stand that I put my to do list frame on but you could add magnets to the back and put it on the refrigerator, or hang it on a wall, or just lay it on your desk, whatever works for you. You will also need a dry erase marker.

All you do is open the frame and put the scrapbook paper in it, then put the back back on the frame. I put several sheets of paper in mine, including a calendar sheet, so you could change the look whenever you want.

You can also customize the frame anyway you want. But if you are in a hurry or feeling lazy, a plain frame works great too.

When you use a dry erase marker to write on the glass it wipes right off. Did you know this? It is a good thing to know if you ever want to leave notes on mirrors or windows.

Here are a couple notes about the supplies.

Frame-If you buy the frame at Hobby Lobby they aren't with the regular frames. They are back by the framing section with the wall frames. That is why mine doesn't have a stand on the back. You could probably have a stand added, but that would cost extra.

Paper-You want things that you are going to be able to see writing over. Don't use really dark paper or something that is very busy.

General-Do not pay full price for any of these supplies. Wait for the paper go to on sale at Hobby Lobby and either wait for the frame or use your 40% off coupon. I know this has been said before, but it is crazy to pay full price at Hobby Lobby...unless it is a genuine 9-1-1 worthy crafting emergency.

So here it is, a cute and customizable to do list.

This picture didn't turn out real great, but if you check the Desk Set blog entry you can see one in action.

1 comment:

  1. Very true--a GENUINE 9-1-1 craft worthy emergen cy! In which case you should probably quickly double check with a good crafting friend to re-affirm your full price payment of said crafting item!