Every week, our family tries to do Family Home Evening (FHE) as part of practicing our faith. It's basically a family night where we have a simple lesson, sing songs, do some sort of activity, and (my favorite part) have treats together as a way to help build a happy, unified family. There are tons of different ideas out there for FHE charts (just ask Pinterest), but they were all a bit too complicated or hokey for my taste. Then I got this great idea from my sister-in-law. It's cute, unobtrusive, requires no crafting, and it's easy to update. My ideal FHE chart. Or, for those of you who aren't interested in FHE charts, this is also an adorable way to make a family chore chart.
To make your own, you'll need a family photo and a picture frame. You'll also need magnetic backing to go behind your picture. If you have a steel sheet or some other type of magnetic metal, it'll work as long as it fits in the frame. I ended up buying an 8"X10" magnet board that I found on Amazon (I'm not affiliated with Amazon in any way, but here's the one I bought in case you want to look at it to get an idea of what I'm talking about). The last thing you'll need is a set of magnets to write the different jobs on. I bought printable magnet sheets for mine.
Using your magnets, make the different labels you want for your chart. I ran mine through the printer to save time, but you could easily hand-letter them if that's more your style. I printed up labels for both an FHE chart and a chore chart to give you an idea of how they'd look.
Assemble your frame with the metal piece directly behind your family photo. Place the glass behind the metal piece if you'd like to keep it, but don't put it in front of the photo like you normally would; the magnets won't work through the glass.
Then just cut out your magnetic labels and stick them on your photo! Place the corresponding labels next to each person's picture. As much as I love squishy-faced family pictures, it'll work best if the picture you choose has each person a little more spaced out. That way you can clearly distinguish who's assigned to what.
Ta-dah! And there you have an easy-to-make, functional chart that doubles as decor. Plus, you can easily update it whenever just by swapping out the family photo. Win-win-win.
I hope that you enjoyed this idea and that it helps you build memories with your own family. If you have comments or questions about this idea, I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below or on social media. Happy crafting!
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