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Family Chore Board

Chrissy here to share a chore board with you.  I made this board to help my kids keep track of the extra chores they do and earn some extra spending money.

Family Chore Board

Each flower pin represents one of the kids and each popsicle stick has a chore and money value on it. As they complete a chore, they hang the stick up onto their respective pins.  At the end of the week, I will count up how much they earned and pay them. Want to make something similar for your family?  Here’s how!

Step 1:

This step is optional.  I painted my foam board with gesso because of the paper I used.  I wanted the true color of the paper to show.

Family Chore Board

Step 2:

Brush on Mod Podge onto the board and adhere your paper.  I also applied Mod Podge over the top of the paper to seal it.

Family Chore Board

Step 3:

Cut a length of ribbon to cover the blank edges after your paper had dried.  I used the chevron twill.

Family Chore Board

Step 4:

Apply adhesive to your ribbon.  I used my Xyron Create A Sticker. It’s the best for adhering ribbon.

Family Chore Board

Step 5:

Add some twine to cover any edges and to jazz things up a bit.  I used the black baker’s twine.  I applied my twine with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

Family Chore Board

Step 6:

We can’t have any unsightly edges around the board!  I glued down some sheer box pleat trim.

Family Chore Board

My final touches were my cute little push pins and my popsicle sticks. I used some burlap string to hang my little chore sticks by. The whole she-bang is hung using red chevron twill.

Blog Post By: Christina Colón

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Chevron Striped Twill

May Arts Ribbon Baker's Twine

May Arts Sheer Box Pleat Trim

May Arts Ribbon Burlap String

May Arts Ribbon Chevron Striped Twill

Partners In Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Daiso Cork Foam Board
  • Daiso Push Pins
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Sassafras Lass Alpha
  • Faber Castell Marker
  1. Angel Chambers

    I need this for my 19 yr old son!!! Lol! He says he forgets to do things… Well, maybe this will help him remember!!!

  2. Sue D

    Great idea!

  3. Charlene

    Cute idea, Chrissy!


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