WFMW-Family Rules Art

I’ve seen this awesome idea all over the Internet this month! I wanted to share it here in case it’s new to you. I saw it first at The Pleated Poppy:  
I think it’s not only a great piece of inexpensive art you can make for your home, it’s also a wonderful idea to establish good family rules that are positive and focus on what matters.
The supplies are just a canvas (I used 18×24, but you can use any size you want or already have), painted in a neutral background color. I printed out rules (I used a lot of hers, but added a few of my own too) on some of my favorite scrapbooking paper. I used 12×12 paper that had to be cut to fit the printer. I also googled free fonts and downloaded some fun ones.
I found it was cheaper to buy coordinating paper in a package, rather than individual sheets.
There is a lot of cutting in the project. I used modge podge to clue the slips of paper in place. I pieced the rules together and applied the glue on top also to seal it.
Here’s mine:



I love having them where we can all read them and remember what our family is all about!
Family rules works for us!
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Comments

  1. says

    very clever and cute too! I posted the 21 rules of this house on plain laminated paper when my kids were growing up…I would much rather have had this attractive option! OH…to be so creatively clever. I had fun participating in the WFMW for the first time. Can't wait for the upcoming themes!

  2. says

    I REALLY like your cabinets. Off subject, I know…but they are so awesome! The rules are cute too. Did you do those cabinets or are they custom??? I have to have my baby first before I can tackle my kitchen project.

  3. says

    I've seen this floating around and think it's such a great idea. We don't really have rules around my house as my osn just does what we tell him. However I could think of other things to put on the board. Your's turned out super!

  4. says

    I have never seen this, and I absolutley love it! I am going to copy!! Thank you for sharing. {grin}
    I stumbled on your blog, and I absolutley love it – I am following now!

  5. says

    ha! I thought one of the rules said "always GLUE to others first!"…that took a second to figure out… (but hey, you are THAT family so…)

    I have a canvas in my garage that I purchased weeks ago to do this with…so does that make me "that mom?" ;)

  6. says

    Oh! This would make a good present for my sister. She is always saying she wants to do something like this…I can get a list of her rules & do it for her. Thanks for the idea!

  7. says

    I just recently saw these on someone else's site (can't remember now for the life of me!) and LOVED them. I would love to incorporate them into our household but haven't done it yet! Thanks for the reminder and further inspiration!

  8. says

    This is so cute! I've seen family rules before, especially where they are ordered and just sent back on a sheet of paper. This is so much better! I'm going to start working on mine. I may even make more than one so I can put it up in a couple of places in the house. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  9. auntjone says

    That is so neat and would be a good family project, too. I will share this with my SIL – maybe she can do something similar with her kids.

  10. says

    This may be a totally stupid question, but if your canvas was 18×24 and the paper was 12×12, did you just have carefully paste the paper back together after it went through the printer?

  11. says

    The other day I was thinking about creating a family rules sign. We've been talking a LOT lately about responsibility and taking care of things. I know a family rules sign would be a visual reminder for my guys.

    Thanks for the know-how to put a nice one together!

  12. Anonymous says

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    Again, I'm so sorry for any hurt that it caused you. And I'm sorry if your kids have to be punished. But I pray that your brave actions will be the catalyst of change for a REALLY stupid rule at your kids school.

    Way to go!!
    Love,
    One of your biggest fans

  13. says

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