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DIY Chore Chart Wall Hanging

DIY Chore Chart

DIY Chore Chart


This little wall hanging is for encouraging children to complete their daily tasks. A rod fits in the tab tops so you can hang it on the wall. Each child chooses a color to paint their popsicle sticks. The sticks are placed in the “to do” side of the pocket and when the chore is completed, they move their stick to the “done” side of the pocket. Each set of 2 pockets is labeled with the chore to be completed. I’m using craft foam and gold pins to label each chore, so I can replace the chores when school starts (chores for school year are sometimes different than summertime). Doing it this way will enable me to modify chores/tasks as the need arises. I’m also going to give a point value for the number of popsicle sticks they move to the “done” side each day, and if they get enough points by the end of the week, there will be a reward. (I will take a better photo when my memory card for my new camera arrives)

1. Cut a 12″ x 3″ strip for tab top, fold in half lengthwise right sides together, then sew the long edge with 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out and press. Cut into 4 equal pieces and fold in half crosswise, basting raw edges together. (The following two pictures help to demonstrate this step) 2. Cut a 24″ x 24″ square of base fabric and fold in half with right sides together. 3. Place a couple pieces of felt or batting to cover the fabric for padding. 4. Pin the tab tops inside the raw edges – equal distance apart, so the folded edge is inside the fabric base. These will then be on the outside upper edge when you turn the whole business right side out. 5. Sew all the raw edges of the fabric, leaving a 3-4 ” opening on one edge for turning inside out. 6. Turn the whole thing inside out, and hand stitch the opening for turning closed. 7. Cut a 20″ x 12″ piece of contrasting fabric for the pocket. 8. Fold contrast fabric in half, lengthwise with right sides together. 9. Sew together the raw edges of this pocket, leaving a 2 – 3″ opening for turning. 10. Turn right side out, and press. 11. Stitch bottom and sides of the pocket onto the outside of the base fabric. 12. Measure how many openings you want for the Popsicle sticks – depending on how many chores you want, making sure you have a pocket for “to do” and “done.” 13. Stitch top to bottom of each slot for the popsicle sticks. Make sure you measure the opening to be sure the popsicle stick will fit.
I let each of my kids color their sticks, to signify whose stick belongs to who.

Chore Hanging
1. Cut a 12″ x 3″ strip for tab top, fold in half lengthwise right sides together, then sew the long edge with 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out and press with iron. Cut into 4 equal pieces and fold in half crosswise, basting raw edges together.
2. Cut a 24″ x 24″ square of base fabric and fold in half with right sides together.
3. Place a couple pieces of felt or batting to cover the fabric for padding.
4. Pin the tab tops inside the raw edges – equal distance apart, so the folded edge is inside the fabric base. These will then be on the outside upper edge when you turn the whole business right side out.
5. Sew all the raw edges of the fabric, leaving a 3-4 ” opening on one edge for turning inside out.
6. Turn the whole thing inside out, and hand stitch the opening for turning closed.
7. Cut a 20″ x 12″ piece of contrasting fabric for the pocket.
8. Fold contrast fabric in half, lengthwise with right sides together.
9. Sew together the raw edges of this pocket, leaving a 2 – 3″ opening for turning.
10. Turn right side out, and press.
11. Stitch bottom and sides of the pocket onto the outside of the base fabric.
12. Measure how many openings you want for the Popsicle sticks – depending on how many chores you want, making sure you have a pocket for “to do” and “done.”
13. Stitch top to bottom of each slot for the popsicle sticks. Make sure you measure the opening to be sure the popsicle stick will fit.
* I have 4 children, so I made sure the pocket would fit 4 popsicle sticks.

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  • love this! I already use popsicle sticks but hadn’t figured out a way to keep them accessible to the kids. I’m going to have to make this.

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