Getting the kids organized before they head back to school can be difficult and with only a few days left before they head off, why not have them create this fun and easy DIY wall hanging chalkboard. You can make it whatever size you want and if you have more then one kiddo heading back to school, you could have each of them create their own organizer. But be sure to create one for yourself, us mom's and dad's seem to always have a more packed schedule then the kids.
Deco Art Chalkboard Paint
Americana multi surface paint, we used yellow and blue
Deco Art painting pen
1 piece of plywood, we used a 4’ x 4’ sheet
Small hooks to hang the wooden tags on
Wooden letters, we used 2” letters
31 wooden tags
2 large hooks to hang the board
Need to organize your home, try this easy to make chalkboard wall calendar. First step is to paint 2 – 3 coats of Deco Art chalkboard paint onto the plywood, letting it dry 10-20 minutes between coats. While the chalkboard paint is drying, paint your tags in yellow (or color of your choice) and your letters in blue (or color of your choice) When your tags are dry, use a Deco Art painting pen to write the days of the month from 1 -31 on each tag. Next, using the yard stick and masking tape, measure out 7 squares from left to right and 5 squares from top to bottom to make your calendar squares. Our squares measured out to 6.25” wide x 9.” long, leaving 3 inches at the top for your letters and 1 inch on each side for a boarder. Then using the Americana Multi Surface paint or a Deco Art painting pen, draw the lines to represent the days of the month, then remove the masking tape. Once all of your paint is dry and your squares are measured out, take one of the tags and place it at the top right corner of the first square. Use your drill to mark a spot where you will hang the tag, then screw one of the hooks into the hole that you have drilled. Repeat this step for each square and tag. Hot glue the letters of the week to the top of the plywood calendar to represent each day of the week. Then hang each tag on each hook. Now it is time to organize your month using chalk to write out everything you need to do for the month.
Organizing Your Home with Hanging Shoe Organizing
2 – 3 Plastic shoe organizers that you can get at Lowe’s
1 sheet of adhesive printer paper or double stick tape and card stock
This is a great organizer for the kids snacks whether it is for school or for after school snacks. You can even use it to organize the endless amounts of cords you keep finding in your home, just label each pocket with what you are going to organize. I have one of these organizers in my bathroom to keep all of my hair products and makeups organized. There are endless ideas for these awesome shoe hangers.