Today we’re thrilled to have guest blogger Jen, from Tatertots & Jello, share an adorable DIY chore chart idea! Jen is a blogger who loves to share her DIY decorating tips, crafts, recipes and more! Follow Tatertots & Jello on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay connected with all of Jen’s latest creative experiences!
If you are in need of a chore system that doesn’t completely bore your kids, this project is for you! This interactive mason jar and craft stick chore chart is a fun way to get kids involved in keeping the home organized!!
- Cork Board
- Mason Jars (2 per child)
- Aluminum Jewelry Wire – 12 Gauge
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- White Paint
- Masking Tape or Painter’s Tape
- Wood Numbers
- Small Chalkboard Ornaments (1 per mason jar)
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Washi Tape (optional)
- Clear Spray
- 1 Sheet of Paper
- Clear Tape
Tape off a design with tape or paint a design on your board. Once the tape is in the pattern you desire, smooth the edges of the tape down with your fingertips to make sure you have a sealed edge. Paint your board and let it dry. Once dry, peel off the tape, revealing your design. Spray with the clear spray to protect the paint.
Lay out the mason jars and large numbers on the board and mark where they will be placed for your chore chart. Make holes in the cork board where the wire will go though the board to secure the mason jars. Use a sharp object to punch holes in the cork board. Measure the placement so all of the mason jars will line up evenly on the board.
Cut a 16 inch section of wire for each mason jar. Then wrap the middle of the wire around each mason jar, securing it at the back of the jar by twisting it. The ridges at the top of the jar should hold the wire onto the mason jars. Then thread the wire through the holes that you punched out earlier. Once through the cork board, place an extra popsicle stick at the back of the board and twist the remaining wire around the stick to secure it to the board.
Do this with each of the mason jars until they are all secured on the cork board.
*Optional – to secure them even further, flip the board over and hot glue the wire and popsicle sticks to the back of the board.
Use a piece of chalk or chalkboard pens to write on the chalkboard ornaments. I used “To Do” on the top chalkboards and “Done” on the bottom ones.
The hot glue the chalkboard ornaments onto the mason jars.
The last thing to do is make the chore sticks. Use washi tape (optional) one design per child and wrap the washi tape around each of the popsicle sticks. Then write or type out the chores on a piece of paper and cut into strips. Attach one chore to each popsicle stick with clear tape.
We would like to thank Jen again for sharing this awesome DIY chore chart with us! Don’t forget to check out her blog, Tatertots & Jello, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to take advantage of all her amazing DIY tips and tricks!
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