For today's "How To Tuesday" post design team member Deena Wuest shows us how to create this adorable rewards chart. Here's what Deena had to say ... "To reward positive behavior in our children, I created this Rewards Board. If I catch them doing something good (like doing an extra chore without being asked, saying something encouraging to a friend or helping a sibling), I will tuck a little reward inside of their pocket. What goes in the pockets? Stickers, temporary tattoos, little thank you/love notes, etc. But I think their favorites are these little computer tickets. (They like to save them up like money and spend them all at once.) It's so cute to watch them walk by the board and see their excitement as they catch a glimpse of something in their pocket. It's funny how something so simple can mean so much." And here are Deena's step by step instructions ...
First, you'll need a frame. Scour thrift stores for a long narrow picture frame. I found this one with photo mat included for 25 cents because the glass was missing. Perfect! We won’t use it anyway.
Prime the frame with a spray primer and top with a coat of gloss white spray paint.
Select double-sided patterned paper. Place the design you want to use face down on the table, measure in four inches, score and fold. Repeat twice more to create three pockets.
Line up the three papers so the folds slightly overlap.
Adhere ribbon to the edge of each paper.
Place your photo mat face down and run adhesive along all four sides.
Turn mat right side up, position over the patterned paper and press to adhere. Trim off excess paper from the top.
Insert the mat in the frame and add small sepia photos to the front of each pocket.
Sew buttons onto paper flowers with embroidery floss and adhere the trio to one corner of the frame. Stack multiple pop dots on each other to create fun dimension.
Take a long strip ribbon and tie a bow directly in the center. Tie each end to the back of the frame and hang your new Rewards Board in a special place.
Print special coupons, tickets or notes of praise to tuck inside of each pocket.
Pebbles supplies used:
New Arrival Girl Rock-A-Bye (751063)
New Arrival Girl Daddy's Girl (751053)
New Arrival Boy So Sweet (751068)
New Arrival Girl Buttons (747004)
New Arrival Girl Paper Flowers (741003)
Chocolate Brown Ribbon (44027)
Other supplies used:
Love Tickets by Katie Pertiet, Designer Digitals