Chores for Hire DIY

This project took me about five minutes to whip together and then I had to wait for a coat of spray paint to dry.  It's quick and inexpensive! My husband and I have debated on putting actual cash in these clips vs. a ticket for $ or something but I'm leaning toward the instant gratification thing as a motivator. 

What you will need: 
A thin piece of craft balsa wood (I cut mine to size with a pair of scissors, it was that thin).  I think mine was $2.99 at JoAnn's + a 40% off coupon.
A package of magnets (also used a coupon)
A hot glue gun
Small clothespins (I had mine already but you can get them at JoAnn's or Michael's.)
Printed cards (I typed mine out on the computer, printed, then cut.) with chores you want done, and tickets or dollar bills.

Line up all of your clothes pins with the ends facing in.  I didn't measure mine but you can if you need to do that for your OCD.  Ha! I just eyeballed a fairly evenly spaced set up and then hot glued them down to the wood.

Flip that over and hot glue your magnets on the backside.  I used six total. Then hit that with a coat of spray paint and you're done!

What I like about this, is how easy it is to change the chores according to our weekly needs, and change the monetary values as well.  I'm not gonna lie- there was a buzz of excitement when they saw that "available cash" this morning.

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  1. AMD Blogger Stephanie posted on 06/24/2014 02:08 PM
    I love this! I am a self proclaimed non crafty mom and even I can do this...I think!!!!
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