Magnetic Chore Chart

Magnetic Chore Chart Tutorial { } #chorechart

Not sure I’ve met a kid that likes chores, SO I’ve tried to make at least something cute and fun to make it more enjoyable… if that’s even possible. 😉

TODAY, I will be showing you how to make a CUTE, INEXPENSIVE & FUN Magnetic Chore Chart!!

Here is what you’ll need…


-Wood (10×15 inches)
-Wood Block (Approx. 1.75×6 inches)
-Chipboard piece (11×17 inches)
-2 pieces of scrapbook paper PER chart
-Mod Podge
-Foam Brush
-Vinyl (optional)
-Sheet Metal (Found mine at Home Depot for .99 – in Roofing section)
-Accent/Plant Gems ($1 at Dollar Tree)
-Chore pics (clipart included)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Tacks (optional – at Lowe’s – 24 pk. for $1)


1. Begin by spray painting your piece of sheet metal with spray enamel (or you can leave it unpainted cuz it looks cute both ways!) Let dry.

2. When sheet metal is dry, add your vinyl to the sheet metal or you can paint/stencil or use marker to add the T chart on yourself. Spray with 2 coats of Polyurethane to make sure paint won’t chip off of the sheet metal. Let dry.

3. Trace onto the BACK of your chipboard the design you want it to have. I made mine have scalloped edges for my daughter’s, and just a simple straight edge for my son’s.

4. Mod Podge scrapbook paper to the FRONT of your chipboard paper. You will need two pieces to cover the whole piece. Let dry.

{Download Chore Icons by clicking on the image above, saving and printing}

5. To make magnets you will need to cut circles around your chore clip art, and then mod podge them to the flat backs of the accent gems. Let dry. Once dry add magnet strip or small magnet to back.

6. When chipboard is dry, cut out your pattern from the back. You will then hot glue this to your piece of wood, making sure it is center. Also be sure to add hot glue to the chipboard piece and not the sheet metal because it will dry too fast to stick.

7. Add your ribbon to the back of your wood. I do this by turning the board over, marking the very center top, and then measure two inches on each side. Staple the ribbon on the 2 inch marks and tie a square knot (right over left, left over right).

8. When sheet metal is dry, hot glue this to your scrapbook paper/chipboard in the center. Be sure to hot glue the paper and not the back of the metal or the hot glue will dry before you can put them together.

9. Paint wood blocks or wood rectangle where your child’s name will be. Let dry. Once dry add name to the blocks with vinyl or you can paint or stencil it on.

10. To make sure the sheet metal sticks well, add tacks to the four corners of the sheet metal.

Magnetic Chore Chart Tutorial { } #chorechart
11. Hot glue name block(s) to the top center of your board.

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12. Add embellishments and magnets to your board. I added flowers using a flower punch and buttons. You can add anything you’d like from punches to scrapbook items, and you’re done. :)

What’s great is not only is it cute and inexpensive, but your child will love doing his chores when they know they can help move the magnets/pics to the other side of the chart!

AND it’s even cheaper if you make them in bulk or if you get your girlfriend’s together to make them. Gotta love it!!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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    Okay – so about a year ago Lisa had a GREAT SALE over at Scrapbook Circle. I picked up 4 kits and some add-ons for a FANTASTIC PRICE!! My favorite one had some very masculine colors and some great little icon-male/female epoxy stickers. I wrapped up the lot of them and told my husband that he could use them as my Christmas gift from the kids – aren't I thoughtful!! I am also a recent subscriber to SC so an eagerly awaiting my September kit!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    I just (happily) became a follower of Lil' Luna! Love the magnetic chore chart!!!

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    I am already a follower of SC on Facebook – that's how I found out about this giveaway!!!Don't do twitter so I guess I'll pass on that entry!

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    Favorite past kit is MArch by FAR!!Thanks!1. 2 entries2. 1 entry3. 0 entry4. 1 entry5. 1 entry

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    I totally follow SC's Blog so that gives me the following total:#1 – 2 entries#2 – 1 entry#3 – 0#4 – 1 entry#5 – 1 entryTotal=[email protected]!!!

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    1 – 2 entries (love the April kit!)2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entry4 – 1 entry5 – 1 entry(was already a 'liker' of Scrapbook Circle on Facebook)

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    WOW! Those magnetic boards are AMAZING!! I love them!My favorite item in the September kit is the Crate Paper Restoration papers! Oh my goodness, I love them!!Carol Sheetzdcej4fun at yahoo dot comI did the following!1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entry4 – 1 entry5 – 1 entryTotal entries: 6 ♥ Thanks for the chance to WIN! 😉

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    Oooo I love everything in the September kit! Especially the Crate Paper Restoration papers!!!!1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entry4 – 1 entry

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    I LOVE this idea! I was trying to think of a way to revamp my kids chores list now that Summer is over. I may have to give your idea a try!~Lori @ Paisley PassionsJoin myThursday Linky PartyCome enter myGiveaway!

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    What a cute chore chart! I love it. So creative….

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    I just love your board! Nice work! I would love for you to come by this week and link up at my Friday Favorites party!Thanks for the giveaway!1 – 2 entries3 – 1 entry5 – 1 entry6 – 1 entry

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    Forgot to tell you, I like their crate doily paper!

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    I love that chore chart! I especially like the magnets. Great job!

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    I love your chore chart tutorial- but I have a question for you. I went to my Home Depot, and the only thing "metal" they have in the roofing dept. is aluminum (which isn't magnetic). How big was that sheet of metal you used? Do you know exactly what it was called? The only thing I could find was $15/sheet metal in a 12×12 size. I would like to find the $.99 one ;)Thanks,[email protected]

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    I'm just here to say that I LOVE this idea and am probably going to just outright copy it. I usually like to just be inspired and then make a project my own but this is pretty much perfect. I'm going to FB it. Hope that's OK.

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    I love the alphabet stickers in the november collection 2 entriesI am a fan on facebook of lil lunaI am a follower of lil luna thanks!!

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    just wanted to tell you that i'd linked to your post on my blog: but i had to do a basic link as buttons are defeating me!! new to blogging and still learning.

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    So cute! Did you use a stencil on the magnetic chore chart or vinyl lettering? Which do you think works better?

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      I used vinyl lettering and thing it would be a lot better than stenciling. Let me know if you need a contact for someone who does vinyl and I can refer you to my friend. :)

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