Saturday, August 21, 2010

Princess Charlotte Chart by Barbara

Howdy everyone! This is Barbara and I have a fun chart I created using Princess Charlotte which I have put up on my fridge. It's been a great tool to keep track of whose turn it is to pick the activity for our family nights! Each flower has our name's initial for the charm to dangle over which gets moved once a week.

Today, I'm going to show you how I create it. However, this chart can be modified for other purposes too... such as a mini chore chart, leader of the day, behavior or goal chart, homework chart and so on - the possibilities are endless!


I started by cutting my paper and punching any flower and circle pieces needed. For this project, the pieces measure as follows (in inches):

2 black rectangles - 6" x 3 1/2" and 4 3/4" x 2 1/4"
2 DP rectangles - 5 7/8" x 3 3/8" and 45/8" x 2 1/8"
Black circle - 1 3/4" circle punch
DP large flower - scalloped flower punch & 1 3/8" circle punch
4 small flowers - flower punch & 1/2" circle punch
Green grass strip -about 1" x 4 3/4"


Next I glued down some of the layers and then cut the green strip to look like grass. For the grass, you can also use green flowers, edge punches, decorative scissors or a crimper tool.


I colored Princess Charlotte using Copic markers then cut around the image leaving a small white border. Sometimes the border can help the image stand out more on the project.


To assemble the marking stick with a front and a back side, I used both foam dots and glue. The foam dots help bridge the gap that was created from the craft stick.


This next part uses miscellaneous jewelry pieces to create a pendulum with a charm at the bottom. The top piece that holds it to the paper is an earring but you can also use brads or eyelets. The chain was a bracelet that I cut down to the size needed then added charms on the bottom link. It's important that the chain and charm swing freely for when Princess Charlotte is moved from side to side.


Once the marking stick has been completely decorated, the layers of the chart can now be assembled. The front layer is held on by more foam dots and I positioned them around the completed marking stick. This allows me to move the marking stick to the extreme sides instead of cutting the image down.


At this point I was able to add the grass and flowers to the front. However, before gluing the flowers down, you need to verified the charm will reach each spot, especially the outermost positions.


For the final details, I used a black marker to draw stitch marks around the chart, flowers and craft stick; and then added initials to the flower centers. Finally, I painted glitter on the crown and around each flower center for a little sparkle.


I use magnet clips to hold it on the fridge door or you can blue magnets to the back of the chart. The project is complete and we can now see whom the Princess Charlotte will bestow the coveted privileges of game night to!



I hope this chart inspires you to get your creative juices flowing and have a wonderful day!

8 comments :

  1. Hi Barbera,
    This is a smart idea:)
    And it must be lovely on your fridge to see!
    Thanks for your tutorial!

    Hugs from Holland
    Sonja

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  2. Funny item, great idea, thanks for sharing,
    Have a great weekend,
    greetings,
    Martina
    x

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  3. This is adoreable! I think I will make one for my grandsons with a holiday theme!

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  4. A great tutorial Barbara!! I really enjoyed reading it. A wonderful card too.
    Katharina xx

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  7. waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh super md

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