I’ve had my Silhouette Cameo for six years this Christmas, but can count on my two hands the number of projects I’ve actually completed.
Every single one of those completed projects has occurred in the fall / winter months.
So naturally, I’ve kicked off my fall crafting season with an always necessary and super practical customized weekly schedule whiteboard for our downstairs “command center” area!
I’m super excited about this project because my husband has been asking for a basic whiteboard in the kitchen for ages.
We already have a monthly calendar hung, so I wasn’t sure I wanted another whiteboard. I tend to mull things over for awhile before committing to a project – even as basic as this whiteboard.
I wanted a space with purpose and that’s what we got with our weekly schedule whiteboard.
I love how this turned out and truly know it’ll be useful for you. Even if you’re a true beginner (like me!), just follow these simple steps to create your own weekly schedule whiteboard! Stay tuned for more super easy “simplify the home” type projects. There will be some “just for fun” files too!
The Silhouette is such an amazing tool and even though I’ve got a relic, I plan on using it enough this fall to fill my crafting tank (and maybe get my daughter started too!).
Enjoy this weekly schedule whiteboard project and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
- Silhouette Cameo (any version!) and associated accessories (weeding tool, blade, mat, etc.). If you don’t have one yet, the Cameo 4 has some amazing prices right now and it connects through Bluetooth.
- Weekly Schedule Whiteboard Cut File. Download this SVG file below.
- Black Matte Vinyl. You’re welcome to use a different color, but I love this matte black vinyl so I can be fun and decorative with my marker choices.
- Transfer Tape. I love this transfer tape and was able to reuse the small pieces 3-4 times on this project before they lost effectiveness. No sticky residue was leftover and it peeled off easily.
- 16″ x 20″ Blank Whiteboard. I chose this whiteboard from Target. It’s minimalist, lightweight, and magnetic. The perfect whiteboard! Here’s the same blank 16″ x 20″ whiteboard on Amazon.
- Whiteboard Markers. I chose these markers, because they’re magnetic and won’t get lost easily. But I actually prefer these thin markers by Expo more.
- Whiteboard Cleaner. You’ll want this whiteboard cleaner for the initial application to be sure there is nothing that would prevent your vinyl from sticking properly. It’ll be great to have when you need to clear off a ton of color too!
- Download the SVG file from the email you received (scroll back up to grab the file!)
- Open the files in Silhouette Studio.
- Ungroup the set so each piece splits.
- Setup your mat size and layout the pieces for cutting.
- To save on vinyl, rotate some lines to fit within all of the white space. I flipped every other line by 180 degrees and slid them upwards into the prior line’s white space to use less vinyl for the cut.
- Choose the correct vinyl type and adjust your blade. Make sure to select “Cut Edge” or the script font won’t cut properly without first welding the letters together.
- Send the cuts to your Silhouette Cameo!
- Before starting to place vinyl, decide where you want it to go. If you purchased the same whiteboard as I’ve used here, you’ll be placing lines approximately 1/2″ from the left edge and right edge to create even spacing in the center.
- You can pre-mark space by hanging the whiteboard and using a level, but I eyeballed it (see below for tips).
- Trim each piece (keep the main word and the line directly above it together!) from the vinyl. Reverse weed as follows:
- Trim a piece of transfer tape and carefully place on top of the vinyl.
- Peel the backing
- Carefully peel the vinyl that you do not want on the whiteboard (leaving only the vinyl letters and lines) away from the transfer tape.
- Slowly and purposefully, place your vinyl.
- As I mentioned, I didn’t use any leveling tool, but I did start with the “day of the week” side on the right and went from bottom to top. I used each line to level the next one. It’s really easy to re-cut if you make a mistake, too!
- The days of the week have slightly varying heights on my board. You can place them however you want, but here’s how I did it:
- “SUNDAY” was placed approximately 2.25″ from the bottom.
- “SATURDAY” – 2.25″ from “SUNDAY”
- “FRIDAY” – 2″ from “SATURDAY”
- “THURSDAY” – 2″ from “FRIDAY”
- “WEDNESDAY” – 2″ from “THURSDAY”
- “TUESDAY” – 2″ from “WEDNESDAY”
- “MONDAY” – 2″ from “TUESDAY”
- I placed the left side sections to line up with lines on the right, then centered “week of” with the leftover space at the top.
This is a super simple, done-during-nap type project that will offer so much value as you continue to get back into the school-year routine and beyond. It’s been so useful in the short two weeks we’ve been using it and our family communication is next level!