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Round 3

60 Days of Summer
...erasable checklist!
We are down to the final round of American Crafters before the final THREE are chosen! This has been so much fun! I've actually completed a few of my projects that I've had on my to-do list for quite some time now. This was a good excuse to get them done! :) This round is
So, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of summer is... activities! I am excited to keep my kiddos busy this summer, and hoping that because they are BUSY- they will be happy! I've had these frames for a couple of years. They've been sitting in a corner just waiting for the perfect project. This is it!
(pardon the dust!) 
This is what the frames originally had in them.
I covered the pictures with burlap
gathered the corners and wrapped them like a present
I glued a picture in the corner so the boys
could quickly figure out which one is theirs
 I did two different vinyl sheets,
 one for each of my boys! :)
I placed my vinyl right onto the glass of the frame,
this will make it dry erasable!
I LOVE how the burlap in the back really
makes the black vinyl POP!
Now we can check them off as we accomplish each one!
Just write right on the glass!
60 days of summer, 60 activities to keep them entertained!
...and both boys have their very own GOALS!!
They are so excited to start checkin' things off the list!
Yay for summer!!!
*If you would like a complete list of
 MY summer activities
 I used for this project,
**the font I used was Mandigo


Connie the crafterbug said...

These look so cute,classy and clean!

Michelle Paige said...

Really fun idea! Maybe if they finish all 60 early, they can erase and start all over again!

Unknown said...

Voted for you:)
I love this and it is right up my alley...awhile back I used a frame I had sitting around forever to make a weekly menu board:http://chrystal-lewis.blogspot.com/2010/09/wipe-off-weekly-menu-board.html

Kelli W said...

Such a cute idea! I love the burlap!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I love the idea of putting the vinyl on the glass instead of under. It looks SO good!

The Allen Family said...

I love, love, love this!! And I'd really love to get a closer look at your list to steal some ideas to do with my boys. :)

Meredith Bleak said...

Amazing project, Marni! I adore it!!

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful idea! I just voted for you.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oh awesome project! That's really cool, I'm definitely voting for you :D

Nancy said...

I LOVE this project! I definitely voted. Thanks for popping over to my blog and becoming a follower. Good luck with the American Crafters contest.

Trina Hautala said...


And mark me as voted!!!

Kelli said...

Would you put up a print out of your 60 days of summer activities?

Becky said...

I love how you organized your list. I made something similar but we randomly draw out activities to do. However, "the randomness" has caused drama because there are a few activities my son REALLY, REALLY wants to do!!! I am a brand new blogger and you can check out my list at: http://beckysbuzzings.blogspot.com/2011/05/actual-summer-bucket-list.html.

Amy said...

I love the vinyl on the burlap. We made our list yesterday but my kids don't read yet so it's a coloring in one. Have a fun summer!

Holiday Snob said...

Love it!

Just Jaime said...

Great idea!

Ches said...

Great idea, I bet my little boy would love to come up with a list like this. I hope to do some fun activites like these over the summer in addition to helping him keep his academic skills sharp, I blogged about those plans here hope you stop by.


Becca said...

Such a great idea! thanks for linking! I'll be featuring this on BCD tomorrow and inviting my readers to head over for full tutorial!

Jami Weight said...

love this! what font is this!

AnnBoShow said...

OMG I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this! I have three little ones of my own and they have 5 cousins. I'd better get busy, LOL!!!

Chrissy Farnan Hoot Designs said...

Genius - I love this project!!!

Kath said...

this is such a fabulous idea! I love it. I'm a new follower

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this I need to do something like this at my house! Thanks for the summer list ideas too!

I'm a new follower and will be featuring this on my blog Tuesday!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

LOVE this!! Love it with the vinyl. It makes it so easy to reuse each summer. Fantastic job!!

Unknown said...

This is truly sweet and so inspiring! Thank you! I have been worried about how to keep the kids occupied this summer :)
Did you transfer the vinyl on the inside of the glass? And also, any vinyl you recommend? I looked online and it shows I need transfer paper too. I have never done transfers before :)