Monday, April 12, 2010

the "to do" frame {free download}

from a boring thrift store find...

to a cheerful wipe board to do list...
perfect for those mothers and teachers in your life.


materials:
  • 8x10 frame (jennifer found this one at a thrift store for $1.50 - you can also pick up a pretty cheap one at wal-mart)
  • spray paint
  • spray primer
  • sandpaper
  • "things to do" sheet - download here
how to:
-give the whole frame a light sanding just to rough up the surface.
-wipe clean and give it a good coat of primer.
-spray paint your frame and once dry, sand the edges lightly.
-insert the to do list.
-then just use dry erase markers to write down all of the things you need to get done.




this is easily an under $5 gift!!

38 comments:

  1. OMG! I am really, really loving this! I LOVE to make lists! This will be so cute in my kitchen on our "family central counter"!

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  2. I love this!! Thank you so much for another "doable" project!

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  3. Genius! I kept trying to figure out how you made the white board. It's the glass! I get it. We right notes on our windows and mirrors all the time. My husband even wrote one across my computer screen once. It was sweet, but I was mad! Great idea!

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  4. I LOVE this idea! Thank you for the download! Please join us for our ANYTHING RELATED party on Tuesdays!
    ~Rebekah

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  6. Great idea! Now I won't get yelled at for writing reminder notes on the mirror in our master bath!

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  7. super cute! I'd love for you to link up over here http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-link-party.html

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  8. genius! Awesome and so useful and cute too and it looks like the lines on the list are big enough to actually write on and be able to read!

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  9. absolutely delightful! I looove this idea! I will be making one of these...

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  10. Oh My Gosh! What a great idea!

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  11. I love this idea, very easy and doable. I'm loving this site. Thanks for the download.

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  12. Fabulous idea - and the simpleness is a bonus!

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    big hug!

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  15. This is a genius idea! I'm going to make one for each kid's room to post their chores on!

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  16. I absolutely adore your blog! I gave you the Sunshine Award over at my blog! nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com

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  17. This is just what I need for my kitchen!

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  18. Great idea, easy to hold and it looks good enough to keep on display.

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  19. Amazing idea! I waste so much paper with my lists. . .

    LOVE your blog!!!!

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  20. This is way cute! I love it and it saves trees!

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  21. This is so great - I love this idea!! I've posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/05/to-do-list.html

    If you want, grab a featured button: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

    Thanks for the tutorial!!
    Missy

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  22. Okay now you are just showing off! This is the best idea ever! I will be making one for me and several to keep around for last minute happies for all my friends!

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  23. Love your ideas...visiting from Todays Creative Blog thanks for sharing!
    Valerie
    www.gig-harbor-scrapper.blogspot.com

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  24. GET OUT. This is a fabulous idea. Thank you for sharing it!

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  25. I am so making this! I LOVE it!

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  26. I tried to download the 'things to do' list and I was sent to a Scribd website, is that how everything is downloaded from your site? It wanted me to sign up for a subscription.
    Not so computer savvy,
    Terreah.

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  27. Thanks for this awesome free printable! I loved it so much I featured it on my site:

    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/08/free-printable-to-do-lists.html

    Feel free to stop over and grab a featured button! :) Have a great day!

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  28. I'm a year late, but I used your printable and made one of these for myself. Thanks for the freebie and great idea. I gave you credit on my blog :)

    http://thejunkhouse.blogspot.com/2011/03/list-lady.html

    Sam

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  29. Hi - I am definitely happy to find this. cool job!

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  30. Hi! I love this idea!! I made a Photo 'Things to Do' frame based on your idea! Blogged about here.

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  31. This is a gorgeous idea, just finished making mine :) amazing! Thank you!

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  32. I love this idea for a Things to Do list. :) So cute!

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  33. Very cute! Just FYI--the Crayola Window Markers work even better than dry erase ones, because they're formulated to work on glass.

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    1. Kistina, can you purchase the crayola window markers at Michael's or A.C. Moore? Are they fine point? I need a larger frame then what is shown in this project so I can write in space given. How do you remove the writing or if you need to change something? Windex?

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