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Family Command Center

It’s that time of year – back to school time!  I don’t know about you, but my calendar fills up with activities pretty quickly in the fall.  Kid sports, church activities, school functions and not to mention all the fall festivities that I feel the need to cram into our schedule- apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, etc.  With so much to juggle, our family needed a larger “Family Command Center” to keep us all in the loop and connected.  Of course I couldn’t make just ANY “Family Command Center”, I had to add some creative flare.  I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money and since I’m a craft junkie – I had a lot of things laying around that I could already use.  What do you think?


….. and the break down…..

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I had the large cork boards already hung on the wall.  I bought the circles at Ikea – they were labeled as “trivets”, but they work great as message boards.  I added the kids’ names to each section so I can keep all their important papers in their area.

As for the other wall, here are the links for the “How To” crafts:

Canvas Verse/Quote

Cardboard & Yarn Frame

Cookie Sheet Message Board

Cookie Sheet Message Board

Ah, the need for places to hang reminder notes and school papers.  I had some cork boards already and wanted something a little different, but it had to be thrifty too.  I saw this great idea on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.  Turned out pretty good I think.  As always, the “How To” is below:



  • Cookie Sheet
  • Sand Paper
  • Spray Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

Step By Step

  1. Clean cookie sheet and sand smooth.
  2. Apply several coats on spray paint to both sides of cookie sheet – allow time for each side to dry completely.
  3. Hot glue ribbon to the back of cookie sheet.
  4. Hang and enjoy!

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