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‘8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet

How to drink more water get hydrated

I’m terrible at drinking water. Really awful. And with the Chicago deep freeze winter I’m even more dehydrated than usual. Enter my new DIY water drinking tracking ‘system’ …refrigerator magnets!

How to drink more water get hydrated

Simply place the long one marked 1 through 8 on your fridge above the water dispenser. Layer the square tally marker on top. Start each day off at “1” and then move the tally square magnet on top to track each water refill.

How to drink more water get hydrated

I whipped these up in orange and gray to play around with what would look best with my DIY refrigerator magnets from vintage milk and juice bottle caps …plus I’m giving you a merriment-inspired blue and green. And I used the Ribbon font by the Lost Type Co-Op not only because it’s cute but also because everyone likes to be rewarded, yes?

How to drink more water get hydrated

All you need is my free printable water tracking template, printable magnet paper (or I used my old air conditioning vent magnets and sticker paper), an Xacto knife, and a steady hand. And a glass, of course.

Drink up, dear readers. Drink up.

How to drink more water get hydrated

WANNA MAKE IT? Free printable, step-by-step DIY tutorial and supply list for making my ‘8 glasses a day’ water tally refrigerator magnet –>

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Supplies for making an ‘8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet:

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How to make an ‘8 glasses a day’ water drinking tally refrigerator magnet:

Print my free water drinking tally PDF onto full-sheet sticker paper (or just onto the printable magnet paper).

How to drink more water get hydrated

Cut loosely around the printed sticker — you’re going to trim it closer in a minute.

How to drink more water get hydrated

Peel off the sticker backing…

How to drink more water get hydrated

…and stick it onto the dryer vent magnet (of course skip this if you used the printable magnet paper).

How to drink more water get hydrated

Line your metal ruler up on the edge and cut using an Xacto knife.

How to drink more water get hydrated

It makes nice, clean edges like so!

How to drink more water get hydrated

Now here’s a trick for cutting out the square tally markers: Cut the inside square out first.

How to drink more water get hydrated

See the difference? For the gray tally on the left, I cut the outside first and then the inside. The white snags are too much for this perfectionist so I tried again. Same thing happened. So then I got smart and cut the center out first like on the right to keep it from shifting while I cut it.

How to drink more water get hydrated

Mix and match the colors, gray onto orange, orange onto gray.

How to drink more water get hydrated

Or vice versa.

How to drink more water get hydrated

Now fill that glass.

How to drink more water get hydrated

Did you make it? Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the MerrimentDesign.com Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign.

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Jeanine

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

YES! This is exactly what I need! I dont like drinking water at all! Ny teen surpases me by at least 5 bottles each day. Somedays Im lucky i manage 1... Oh its really bad. Somehow the love for this neat little printable, looks easy to follow. Its an interactive DIY I can create & I have the materials to make already. Thank you! I will do anything to get better at drinking water ;)

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