When I saw these responsibility charts by My Computer is My Canvas - pinned here, I knew how I wanted to make my message board. Although her colors were great for kids, I wanted colors of ours to match our living area so I got to work with MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software (use code STMMMS81725 to get $10 off!). Using this software was really easy and much faster than Photoshop since it had many preset shapes and embellishments to use already.
After my charts were made, I got to work on my frame. I spray painted my frame brown and then glued down the mat board. I used baby food jars to hold it together for a while. I did it outside since I used the E6000 stinky glue, but strong. I then added 4 metal pieces in the corners and the cork and dry erase pieces for notes in the center.
Once that was all dry, I cut down some scrapbook paper and added that to the frame. I found this Home Sweet Home sign in the Target $1 bins last year so I used that for extra decor at the bottom.
I used glue dots to adhere my charts once printed off at my local printing place, Alpha Graphics. Then I put magnets from Wal-mart - I wiped them out with the ball ones.
We don't have much of reward system yet because my kids are just happy to put on the magnets since they're 3.5 and almost 16 months. I figure we can get them a toy or treat sometime. My husband uses his points for computer gaming time. For me, I get to go get a haircut next week. On the dry erase board, I've been keeping track of our points each week for the month. Everyone improved each week so I figured we could all get some sort of prize or reward.