Well, if you did, you're about to see it again - and if you didn't, here's a little peek ....
You can click here if you want to go back and read the tutorial for that project, but now that it's not Christmastime anymore, I wanted to come up with an alternative use for my super cute old window frame and chicken wire!
A "Family Rules" sign has been on my "projects to do" list for some time now, and I decided my cute chicken-wire-adorned frame might be the perfect spot for that project.
So, I tucked the advent tags and pockets away 'til next year .... and got to work on a little repurpose!
First order of business: come up with our family's rules!
Since our little family includes a three-year-old, I wanted to make them simple and applicable for HER.
I decided on the following .....
Count Your Blessings
Say Your Prayers
Do Your Best
Say Please & Thank You
Tell The Truth
Say You're Sorry
Keep Your Promises
Love One Another
Sweet and simple, right?
I printed them out on card stock (nope, I STILL don't have a Silhouette ... so pathetic!) and mounted them on several different pieces of craft paper (that all coordinate with the colors in my living room, where this will hang).
That was easy.
It took me a little longer to decide how to display the "Family Rules" title ....
I sat in my craft room and looked around .... and there was the burlap.
So, I made a simple little burlap bunting.
I used a piece of tagboard as a guide and cut out the "flags" using my rotary cutter.
Then I hot-glued a piece of hemp twine along the backs, stringing them all together.
I had some super-cute letter stickers from the craft store (though my selection was pretty picked over, so I had to make a few of my own "stickers" with card stock and regular alphabet stickers, too!)
I LOVE the way these finished off my little banner.
Put it all together (with some mini clothespins!), and this is what I ended up with ....
(.... and a couple shots with a darker background)
A "Family Rules" sign doesn't have to be a SIGN (and this way, I can add to these, change them, etc!).
And .... I think everybody needs a cool old chippy window frame and some chicken wire!
Advent calendar ..... Family Rules ..... just a plain ol' photo display (which is how mine originally started) ..... the possibilities are endless! :-)
Are you convinced??? :-)