Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Create a Morning To-Do List for the Kids on a Mirror {Tutorial}


Thinking about the new school year about to begin, would you like a little help in the mornings getting the kids day started in a more organized way? Or maybe you have a teenager who can tend to be a bit forgetful of what needs to be done other than dragging themselves to the couch and falling back to sleep?
My answers to both of those questions was yes, so I created a morning to-do list that might (hopefully) help out a bit.

What's one place each kid will pass by so there's no way they can miss it? In my house it's their bathroom mirror. I'm still a bit of an amature using my Silhouette Cameo, but I knew vinyl on the mirror would work perfectly.

So, in Silhouette Studio, I used the text tool and designed a list of the basics to check off as the kids they do the task.
I added each child's initial at the top, and incorporated a grid so they could check off individual boxes with a dry erase marker. Don't worry, the marker wipes away completely from the mirror glass.
 

In the Silhouette Studio, after I made the grid with my rectangle tool, I highlighted the entire space and used the weld tool to take away any extra lines and make sure no lines crossed each other. The weld tool did this beautifully.


Then, I simply cut it out on white vinyl. 


Last, I applied it to the mirror. It really doesn't block the view much, but the kids definitely can't miss it. I noticed if the dry erase marker writes over the lines, it wipes off the vinyl easily as well. 





One last thing, you can write on the mirror any extra reminders (test today, baseball practice tonight) or you can even have a bit of fun with this, and leave sweet notes on the mirror for to help jump start their morning in a good way. Not only is that a good way to remind them of the daily tasks, but also to you love them and are mindful of their day! 

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9 comments:

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

What a cute idea~the kiddos sure can't miss that in the mornings!

ARod said...

great idea

Holly (Woman Tribune) said...

I love that you added smile to the list, that is really cute, as is writing little notes and reminders. This is a great way to jog the memories of kids in a fun way.

Katherines Corner said...

this is clever! Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

Emilee Roberts said...

This is a great idea!! I have a Cameo as well that I'm just starting to get the hang of, and this is definitely something I can do! Thanks for sharing!

Emilee Roberts said...

This is a great idea!! I have a Cameo as well that I'm just starting to get the hang of, and this is definitely something I can do! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

I love this idea! I may have to put a link to this on my fosterparentrescue blog if that's okay with you? This is really awesome!
Found you on the Inspire Me Monday hop
Diane
ATA Girls
Treasuring Grace
Fosterparentrescue.blogspot.com

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad I'm following you! I love this idea and what a great tutorial. Thanks for posting on the Gunny Sack link party.

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

That is amazing! We have a dry erase checklist in a picture frame but I love the idea of putting it on the bathroom mirror. Thanks for linking up!

- Megan from polishthestars.com

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