In my last post, all about To Do lists, I shared a few ideas about how to present your To Do lists if you’re a list-maker like me!
And here is the way I’ve chosen to do it…
So, I have a daily plan, a weekly plan, and a general To Do list!
They are covered in sticky back plastic (I should have been on Blue Peter!) so that I can write on them with non-permanent pens, and are hung using some wooden trouser hangers that my sister was going to throw away.
Want to have a go yourself?
How to Make Planning Boards:
You will need:
– Canvas boards/ mount board/ thick cardboard (I used canvas boards, £1.50 from The Range)
– Permanent marker and fineliner
– Sticky back plastic (I got mine from Wilkinsons)
– Trouser hangers (or you could use string with bulldog clips)
1. Draw out your design on the boards. I have some pencils marks that I can’t get rid of on my canvas boards, so be careful and try to mark bits that will get covered up! Use a ruler to measure out your boxes, borders etc (I went a bit freehand to create a homemade look, but measured first)
2. Use your permanent marker and fineliner to go over your design. Keep it simple, but add little details (like my buttons) to make it more interesting.
3. Leave the pen to dry completely before rubbing out your pencil lines. I waited overnight to make sure.
4. Cover your boards with sticky back plastic, folding the edges over onto the rear side of your boards.I taped over the edges on the back of my boards with clear parcel tape, to make sure the sticky back plastic doesn’t peel away over time.
If you are using trouser hangers…
Peel the back off a piece of sticky back plastic (just less than the width of your board, and about 15cm long.) Fold about 4 cm down at the top (don’t worry about bubbles, you won’t see this bit when it’s all finished) and stick it to the back of your boards so that a 2cm tab is sticking out above the top of your boards. I again strengthened this on the back with paarcel tape. Clip the trouser hanger to the tab and hang up!
If you are using string and bulldog clips…
Clip the bulldog clips to the top of your board, one in each corner. Thread your string through the hole in the clip and tie in a knot or bow. Do the same on the other side to create a loop. Hang up on a nail!
6. Finished! Now you can use non-permanent/ whiteboard pens on the boards to write all those important jobs!
Please send any photos of your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will feature them on my blog.