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HOME ORGANIZATION HACK: THRIFT STORE FRAME TURNED DIY CHORE CHART

I love an easy home organization hack, how about you? I upcycled a $2 thrift store photo frame into a DIY chore chart for my daughter’s playroom using my Cricut Joy.

It’s personalized and oh, so cute!

Supplies needed

Cricut Joy (or any other Cricut machine)
Transfer Tape
Cricut basic tool set
Smart Vinyl
Cricut Design Space
Frame with glass front
Cricut Access (Standard or Premium)
Free printable 8×10 backer art (available in 9 colors)
Scissors
Dry erase markers

Not all supplies are shown in this photo.

I quickly designed a simple 8×10 colored background for the chore chart using Adobe illustrator. I created 9 colors of this design if you’re interested in downloading one completely free here.

Here’s a quick look at all color options:

You could skip this step if you have some pretty scrapbook paper or even white card stock on hand that you’d rather use.

We had our 8×10 background paper printed at our local UPS store on letter sized paper for $1 (since the quality there is much better than my home printer).

The easy steps for this home organization hack

Download your free printable chore chart background available in 8 colors here.

My daughter Vivi loves to help me with all my DIY projects as much as possible. She grabbed some scissors and trimmed off the excess edges.

Download your free printable chore chart background available in 8 colors here.

The cut doesn’t have to be perfect since the frame edges will cover up the paper edges.

How to personalize your chore chart using your Cricut

Take the glass out of the frame and place it on top of the paper background so you have an idea where you will want to add your personalization.

I intentionally left excess white space at the top to accommodate the personalization.

While I was designing the background image, I went ahead and designed a simple personalized header with my daughter’s name on it as well as a “chores” design.

You could easily create the exact same art using Cricut Design Space by adding a rectangle slightly wider than your frame and then adding the text on top using your preferred font.

The “chores” part is even easier to create in Design Space – you simply use the text tool, choose the font, and size.

One your design is ready, choose your material (I’m using Permanent Smart Vinyl) and head to your Cricut machine.

Load the Cricut with your Smart Vinyl and let it do the cutting.

Once the Cricut cutting is completed, grab your tools and start weeding. Gently pull the backer from the vinyl until it’s completely separated.

You’re then left with the banner and a punch out look of the name (bonus: you will have vinyl of the name left over for any other personalization projects).

Decide where the vinyl will go, and gently apply it to the glass using the burnishing tool ensuring a smooth application without bubbles.

Once you’re happy with your personalized name bar, it’s time to add “chores” below it. You might choose a different layout that my chore chart header – totally your call.

I used the weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl and then grabbed my transfer tape to start the transfer process.

Transferring your design to the glass frame

Place a section of transfer tape over your “chore” text and using your scraper, burnish the vinyl to the tape. Make sure you use firm, even pressure to ensure the tape can lift properly.

Carefully peel the tape away from the vinyl backer until “chores” is completely removed.

Find the center point and press the taped vinyl to the glass with your scraper.

Once the vinyl is adhered to the glass, gently pull the tape away.

Voilà! you now have a seamless 3D personalized vinyl design on your chore chart.

In hind sight I think I made the “chores” part a little too large, but thankfully it fits just fine. You might want to go smaller if you’re mimicking this look.

Place the glass back into the frame, add your background paper, and press the frame back together.

Take your dry erase markers and write in the chore list on the provided sections.

Vivi really wanted to do this part and I love that we came up with her chores together.

Remember, you can do this part your own way if you use scrapbook paper or another type of paper backer behind the glass.

As the chores are completed, Vivi places a checkmark next to them. Once all chores are checked completely off, we will take her for ice cream or something fun like that.

We hung up the frame in her play room, and decided to use a command strip backer to attach one of her cups to the wall to hold her markers. Perfect!

We love our home organization hack so much and having an official place to keep track of her chores is really going to help all of us!

Vivi is so proud of her DIY chore chart!

She actually looks forward to completing her chores and crossing them off. I consider this a big parenting win!

What do you think of our DIY chore chart? I love that we were able to make it together. We’ve made so many fun things with our Cricut Joy!

If you give this project a try, I’d love to see how it turns out. Please tag me in your InstaTwitter, or Facebook photos – I’m always so very thankful when you Pin my work as well.

xoxo
Audrey

This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are 100% my own. I truly love my Cricut Joy and think you will too!

You might also like these Cricut projects

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AMANDA GORMAN QUOTES FROM ‘THE HILL WE CLIMB’ – 24 FREEBIES

If you haven’t heard of Amanda Gorman or seen her quotes you might be living under a rock.

No matter your political beliefs, I think we can all agree that she is a truly gifted poet.

As I watched her deliver her poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’ at President Biden’s inauguration, I was moved to tears. She eloquently spoke to the issues that have been weighing heavily on many of us.

You can pre-order her two books here.

I was inspired to design and share 24 simple free art printables to share with others who were also moved by Amanda Gorman quotes.

I love sharing all kinds of freebies with you!

They are available in letter size as well as smart phone size in 24 designs. If you want to size up or down proportionately on your art printable you can do that as well.

Click on your desired image as you scroll to be taken to the high resolution download link (there is also a download link after all the images).

See any Amanda Gorman quotes printables you love? You can download them all here.

I usually print art printables out on 80# smooth, white card stock with a color printer at home, but sometimes when I’m low on ink or want a higher quality print I use my local print shops or the UP store, who can print on cover stock for less than one dollar per sheet.

It’s such a good deal and the quality is great. If you’re looking for an affordable online printer, I have had good luck with UPrinting as well.

Oh, and I love framing my freebies in these beautiful brushed brass frames from Target! any of these freebies would make a great gift for a friend or family member who loved Amanda’s poem.

If you use any of these printables I’d LOVE to see photos of them on InstaTwitter, or Facebook.

Just tag me and I’ll re-share, and I’m always so very thankful when you Pin my work!

Lastly, here is a look at my free Amanda Gorman quotes smart phone freebie wallpapers!

funny valentine freebies – 30 art and card printables

Are you more into funny Valentines than traditional, lovey-dovey ones? Oh yay, the 30 freebies in this post are perfect for you!

I’m sharing 30 letter sized art printables as well as 30 A7 (5×7) card printables in lots of funny phrases on conversation hearts in 3 different colors. So many options for you to choose from!

I have designed and shared quite a few free Valentine’s Day printables over the years, but this is the first time attempting humorous ones. I hope you like them!

Here’s a peek at all 30 funny Valentine designs!

Click on your desired image for the free download link or keep scrolling for the download link at the end.

See some that you like? Download your favorite funny Valentine freebies here.

These freebies make a gift for someone with a sense of humor and are great for couples on Valentine’s Day or friends on Galentine’s Day.

The A7 (5×7) size is perfect for a front and back card. I suggest printing on 80# smooth, white card stock with a color printer and cutting it out to size. You can write your message on the backside using a pen that doesn’t bleed through. It will fit in an A7 envelope.

If you don’t have a good color printer or are out of ink, you can usually print each freebie for less than a dollar at UPS or Fed Ex stores (or similar quick print shops).

The letter size is great to print and use as gallery wall art in a pretty frame. It’s also a fun gift idea for a friend or loved one. These brushed brass frames are always my go-to frames. They are a cult favorite and look so sleek.

One thing to note is you can print these freebies larger or smaller than the letter or A7 size to better fit your needs.

If you use any of these funny Valentine printables I’d LOVE to see photos of them on InstaTwitter, or Facebook.

Just tag me and I’ll re-share, and I’m always so very grateful when you Pin my work as well.

xoxo
Audrey


You might also like these Valentine’s Day free printables!



Or these cute Valentines perfect for kiddos.

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14 FREE VALENTINE printables – cards and art prints

Who’s ready for some free Valentine printables? I’m sharing 14 different designs to choose from in letter and A7 (5×7) size.

The letter sized printables are great for printing, framing, and gifting or adding to a gallery wall. And the 5×7 options are perfect for printing and using as either a smaller art print or a front and back card you can gift.

These work best printed on white card stock and printed on a color printer.

If you don’t have a printer or it’s out of ink, you can affordably have them printed for less than a dollar at your local print shop. I use the UPS store.

Link to brushed brass frames

You can also use them as phone wallpapers…the options are endless!

Let’s take a look at all 14 free free Valentine printables, shall we?

Click on your desired image(s) for the free high resolution download.

Download your favorite free Valentine printables here.

I hope you found one or two that you like. I had so much fun designing them.

If you’re wanting to print and trim into 5×7 cards I suggest printing them on white card stock paper.

You can write a note on the back with a regular pen that doesn’t bleed through. Pop it in an envelope and send some love to friends, family, or any loved one to let them know you’re thinking of them – and don’t forget Galentine’s Day!

Are you looking for some different free Valentines for your kiddos?

These freebies can be printed smaller and used for class valentines, but I also I have valentines available in the following designs: Unicorns, robots, glittery girly, flamingos, salt and pepper. You can find them for free right here.

If you use any of these free Valentine printables I’d be sooo happy to see photos of them on InstaTwitter, or Facebook.

Just tag me and I’ll re-share, and I’m always so very grateful when you Pin my work as well.

xoxo
Audrey


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30 FREE JANUARY 2021 CALENDAR WALLPAPERS – DRESS YOUR TECH!

January 2021! I think we’re all ready for you!

Are you looking for my 30 free February wallpapers? They are available here.

Let’s say goodbye to 2020 with some fun new desktop calendar wallpapers for our tech, shall we?

This month there are 30 design options in Sunday and Monday starts as well as no calendar options for both desktop and smart phones. I tried to design something for everyone.

** Before you keep scrolling…are you looking for a full 2021 desktop calendar instead? I just released my free 2021 wallpaper calendars yesterday, and there are 50+ options available here! **

Now, here’s a look at my 30 free January 2021 calendar wallpapers!

** Scroll all the way down the page for the FREE high res download link! **

These are the Sunday starts, but remember I also provided Monday starts…

More of a smart phone calendar wallpaper person? Here’s a look at my January 2021 phone wallpapers:

As I mentioned, I always design my monthly wallpapers with no calendars for those of you who like to keep them up longer than a month. Take a look at these options.

And finally, here’s a look at the January 2021 phone wallpapers with no calendars:


** Download all your favorite January 2021 calendar wallpapers here! **

I truly LOVE it when you tag me in your InstaTwitter, or Facebook posts showing the wallpapers on your phones and computers! And when you Pin my work, it makes my whole day!

xoxo
Audrey


How to set up desktop background in Windows
The simplest way to set a picture as the desktop wallpaper is to open it so that you can see the image, and then right-click it to choose Set as desktop background. You also see this option when you right-click the picture file in Windows Explorer; you don’t even have to open the picture to set it as the desktop background.

How to set up desktop background on a Mac
Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Desktop & Screen Saver. From the Desktop tab, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right. Desktop & Screen Saver preferences window To add a folder of your own images, click the Add button below the list of folders. For more information about the settings in this window, click the question-mark icon in the corner of the window.

Are you looking for FREE 2021 printable monthly calendars? I have 75 to choose from here!

You might also like these free 2021 wallpapers.

FREE 2021 WALLPAPER CALENDARS – 50+ OH SO LOVELY OPTIONS!

Who’s ready for some free 2021 wallpaper calendars?

I’m so ready to say goodbye to 2020, and what better way to do it by dressing your tech or desk with some fresh new calendar wallpapers?!

This year I designed more than 50 free wallpaper designs in both Sunday and Monday starts (as well as no calendar options) – something for everyone’s taste. I love colorful as you might have noticed, but I also provided some more neutral options.

I have lots of plants, abstract art, glam, and so much more! I’m even providing almost all designs in letter size for those of you who like to print and laminate these to go on your desk at work.

Take a look at all free 2021 wallpaper calendars below.

The ones shown are Monday starts, but the Sunday starts are also included in the high resolution download link below after all the images.

Before you start to scroll…looking for full month only calendar wallpapers (not the whole year)? You can find those here.

See any free 2021 wallpaper calendars you like?Download them all here!

I hope you find one or two that you love!

I absolutely LOVE it when you tag me in your InstaTwitter, or Facebook posts showing the wallpapers on your tech!

I’d be so appreciative if you’d share with your friends by pinning the image below.

xoxo
Audrey

Pin these free 2021 wallpapers for later!

Are you looking for FREE 2021 printable monthly calendars? I have 75 to choose from here!

How to set up desktop background in Windows
The simplest way to set a picture as the desktop wallpaper is to open it so that you can see the image, and then right-click it to choose Set as desktop background. You also see this option when you right-click the picture file in Windows Explorer; you don’t even have to open the picture to set it as the desktop background.

How to set up desktop background on a Mac
Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Desktop & Screen Saver. From the Desktop tab, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right. Desktop & Screen Saver preferences window To add a folder of your own images, click the Add button below the list of folders. For more information about the settings in this window, click the question-mark icon in the corner of the window.

A look at the Sunday start options:

41 FREE DECEMBER 2020 CALENDAR WALLPAPERS – DECK YOUR TECH!

December 2020 calendar wallpapers – Wow, I can’t believe it is time for you already!

We’re close to closing out this crazy year, and I wanted to do it with a bang! This month I created 41 designs to choose from in Sunday and Monday starts plus no calendar options. Oh, and of course there are phone wallpapers too. Go ahead and deck your tech!

Take a look at the Sunday start options below and keep scrolling for the FREE download link for all calendars…

*** Have a favorite? You can download all FREE December 2020 calendar wallpapers here! ***

Don’t forget I designed 41 options in Sunday and Monday starts as well as no calendar options.

And I did the same for phone wallpapers. There are sooo many options!

I absolutely LOVE it when you tag me in your InstaTwitter, or Facebook posts showing the wallpapers on your tech! And when you Pin my work, it makes my whole day!

xoxo
Audrey

Oh, and here’s a look at the desktops with no calendar for those of you who prefer that!


How to install these December 2020 calendar wallpapers

How to set up desktop background in Windows
The simplest way to set a picture as the desktop wallpaper is to open it so that you can see the image, and then right-click it to choose Set as desktop background. You also see this option when you right-click the picture file in Windows Explorer; you don’t even have to open the picture to set it as the desktop background.

How to set up desktop background on a Mac
Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Desktop & Screen Saver. From the Desktop tab, select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right. Desktop & Screen Saver preferences window To add a folder of your own images, click the Add button below the list of folders. For more information about the settings in this window, click the question-mark icon in the corner of the window.

Pin these December 2020 wallpapers for later!


You might also like my FREE 75 2021 printable calendars!