My 2 little girls are in school, Kindergarten and Preschool. Our schedules are full and although it’s hectic, we are loving this school year. Each girl has a different schedule and set of activities. At the beginning of the year I had a system, and keeping everything straight was a breeze. As the months went on I realized I needed a better system to keep everything organized. This past week I created a very simple command center with each girl’s calendar and a few other important school items that we look at daily. I topped this command center with a canvas and wood arrow sign. Check out this simple DIY and get your calendars in order.
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My command center is pretty straight forward. I used a hook and binder clip to hang my oldest daughter’s school calendar. Next to that, I used washi tape to hang up my little one’s monthly calendar and other important information. The hook and washi tape are temporary so I can easily change out the items as the months go on.
Here is what I used to create the canvas and wood arrow sign hanging above the calendars.
- 11×14 canvas
- Wood arrow – my Dad cut this one a few years ago but a similar item can be found via this link
- Hot Glue
I started by painting my canvas a dark gray, mixing black and white paint.
While that dried I painted my arrow yellow. Once dry I wrapped the middle in twine and hot glued it to the back to hold it in place.
To add Adventure Awaits I cut a simple stencil from cardstock using my Silhouette. I typically use vinyl when creating a stencil, but vinyl does not adhere well to canvas. So I chose to use a sturdy cardstock instead. I positioned my stencil and used a sponge brush to add very light coat of paint. The lines on these letters came out nice and crisp.
I love how the sign sends us on our way each time we leave the house. No matter where we go, there is bound to be an adventure waiting for us.
I am teaming up with my friends for the first time in 2017 to bring you our monthly Dose of DIY. Take a look at these beautiful creations from some of my favorite bloggers below.
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