Monday, June 18, 2012

Family Night Chart

Every Monday night at our house is Family Night.  We love it!  With as busy as life gets it's nice to know that we have some uninterrupted family time each week.  No matter what comes up Monday night family night is always the priority. My kids look forward to our family night each week.

For quite a while I've been wanting to make a chart to keep us organized on our family night and to give each family member something to be in charge of.  I couldn't find anything I liked for the longest time until I saw this and then I was in love.  I had to make my own.

And here it is . . .

The surface of the board is magnetic to allow the little frames to be rotated around it each week to show who is in charge.

I got my frame at JoAnns for half off so it ended up being only $10.  Not bad considering the size.  I took out the mat and glass and replaced it with sheet metal that I picked up at The Home Depot.  I then added my vinyl monogram to the center that I got from E.A.D. Designs.  At the time I had it specially made but they must have become popular since then because they have them in their shop now for $8.

Then came the challenge of finding some little magnetic photo frames.  You would think they'd be all over the place, and maybe they are, but I couldn't find these things anywhere!  Finally after searching and searching and thinking I'd never find anything to finish my family night board I was at JoAnn's and they had a whole wall of magnetic photo frames by the checkout isle.  It was my lucky day, and they were 40% off!

They didn't have exactly what I wanted, but at this point I wasn't complaining.  I snagged six and brought them home to see what I could do with them.

Luckily I was able to easily pull off the existing paper matting and make my own.  I experiment with a couple different colors and patterns and finally decided on plain old black.

I wanted to hang my chart low on the wall so my kids could easily reach it.  To keep it from looking too funny so low on the wall I ended up adding some vinyl lettering above it to help raise the whole thing.  I originally was going to have the vinyl say "Family Home Evening" but ended up going with "This is the night we've waited for..." since it's one of our favorite family night songs.

I'm so in love with my family night chart and am thrilled how it turned out.  My kids love it too.  They have fun moving the frames around each week and taking their turn with the different responsibilities.

So glad I finally got this project check off the list.

There are so many different ideas out there for family night boards.  Here are some others I liked:

Have you made a Family Night board?  I'd love to see!


  1. This is adorable! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  2. I love the quote above the chart.

    I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party at Blissful Bucket List. We also have a great giveaway this week!


  3. I love this FHE chart. It is so classy! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is great! Family times are so important.

  5. The link to EAD designs works any more. :( Any clue where I can find them?