I wanted a centerpiece for a spring mantle. My kids need a lesson for being nicer to each other. I figured, why not combine them?
I grabbed a piece of MDF that was hanging out in the garage and used some turquoise paint left over from the bookcase I built last year. I traced Thumper in the corner with a pencil and then drew over it with a blue Sharpie marker. Then I explained to my kids who Thumper is because I have apparently never bought that movie and introduced my kids to Bambie (which I will remedy this weekend).
Then I used my Silhouette machine (really love that thing!) and added a few nice words to my board.
Now we have some lovely spring color and I can point to it when the kids' words to each other aren't very nice (which is working already. yay!).