This summer I decided that I was going to try to tackle 2 things: Getting my house in order with discipline and implementing a rewards system for my girls and Couponing. Knowing that kids respond well to routine and how they seem to behave better when they know exactly what it expected of them, I wanted to post some house rules to refer to.
I went to the Christmas Tree Shops and picked up a few cheap frames for $2.99 each.
(As much as I try to take good pictures they never seem to come out good. Grrrr……)
I started with this frame. I love the mat look but I wanted to dress it up a bit so I took some fabric, Mod Podge, a rotary cutter and went to work. First I applied some Mod Podge to the mat itself and then placed the glue side down onto a piece of fabric and smoothed all the wrinkles out.
Next I took my rotary cutter and cut an “X” through the fabric in the center of the mat so that I could fold the fabric back and glue down. I think
I didn’t take a picture of this part but I trimmed those little triangles down so that they would not go past the edge of the mat frame. After I applied the Mod Podge to the mat, I pulled each triangle tight so that it would look nice and finished on the front side of the mat.
I popped in my “Miller House Rules” that I had created and just printed out on white card stock and now I have a pretty frame to hang in my kitchen and some house rules that I can refer to when my girls are acting up. 🙂
Establishing some house rules has really helped to keep order this summer. I also implemented a reward system as I mentioned earlier and I will be posting about that soon. 🙂