Be Kind quatrefoil sign

We’ve been getting a lot of questions/compliments on the Be Kind sign that was used as an accessory in our numbered cubby system
Since I made it as a reminder awhile ago for my kids to be nice to each other, I didn’t do a step-by-step, sorry!  BUT I do have a before/after AND detailed instructions AND a free stencil, yay!
Back in October, we participated in the Fraser Fields Swap which was SO FUN!  We hung out with StephKatie and got a load of new items to spruce up. 
Here is the pile of randomness:
Do you spy the ‘paradise’ sign?  It was okay cute, could have been fun in a beach/coastal themed room.  But as I said, my 4 tykes under the age of 8 need constant reminding to BE KIND so I gave the sign an overhaul.
Directions:
  • Paint edges of sign black.  Paint inside blue.  {I used acrylic paint fyi}
  • Cut stencil {see below} on vinyl cutter & lay sticky side on frame.
  • Paint white over the top of the stencil.
  • When I went to peel it, it took a lot of the blue with it which showed the black paradise words.  Instead of freaking out/re-painting it, I lightly brushed even more white across the whole frame…gave it a pretty cool finish, I think!
  • I then cut ‘BE KIND’ in black vinyl & slapped it on when the new background was dry.
  • Easy!  Start to finish took about an hour & it was free as I had everything on hand. 
 I didn’t actually use Tatertot’s stencil since I made this board 8 months ago & hers in newer…but I can’t remember which blog I got my stencil from so here ya go:
[also HERE in case you need it bigger]
Hopefully you too can make a sign to gently remind your kids to not kill each other BE KIND.
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  1. 1


    misssrobin

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's everything you've been wishing for.

    What a great sign. A reminder we can all use from time to time.

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    Lynn from For Love or Funny

    I love that you didn't panic when you encountered a problem as you peeled off the stencil. So glad I found you from SITS!

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    Sorta Southern Single Mom

    Happy SITS Day! I love to craft and never find the time, nonetheless, I'm about to follow in case I make time over the summer and if not, I'll just lust after all of your pretty things!

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    Angie

    I LOVE that project! I have several frames that I could do this with … hmmmm. I see some new artwork for my little girl's room coming. Happy SITS day!

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    pat sloan

    i added a 31 days of blogging craft group to the site… hope you'll join us for some sharing! http://www.thesitsgirls.com/forum/showthread.php/902-Crafty-Blogger-Work-Group

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    Karen@WaistingTime

    Happy SITS day! I'm so not crafty; loved your tutorials page.

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    Mary @ Redo 101

    Congrats on your SITS day! Love you blog, you have so many ideas I would like to copy right. this. minute. Your Be Kind sign is tops on my list. Wish I had a twin to blog with, how much fun is that?!?! I "followed" your blog, thanks for sharing with us.

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    Jade

    Congratulations on your SITS day – I love the sign and the stencil for the back, I have something which could work similar to this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    LisaDay

    I love the number cubbyhole. We need to build an extension to our house so I can get a cubbyhole.

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay

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    Alexandra Román

    Have a great and fantastic Sits day! Truly caught my attention the sign when I saw it on the photos at Sits, and yes thought of my kids. great idea to have it at home!

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    The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom

    Fantastic – Love the BE KIND sign…I will actually do this!!!

    Visiting from SITS! So happy to find you as the featured blogger! Congrats!

  12. 12


    Nini

    HAPYY SITS DAY!!!! I love the sign but even more I love the numbered cubby!!!!! I have to go find that post cause now I'm obsessed with it (and I don't even have kids…yikes).

  13. 13


    The BabbyMama

    Congrats on your SITS Day!

    I love this project and its simplicity. Be kind, indeed. Soon my daughter will be needing JUST this kind of reminder.

    I'm looking forward to getting super inspired by your stuff!

  14. 14


    Susie

    Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

  15. 15


    Laura @ live.laugh.photograph

    man you girls are so creative and talented! i want to be your bloggy BFF's!!! lol

  16. 16


    (Florida) Girl

    *Love* the 'be kind' sign.

    And Happy SITS Day!

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    Lisa

    What a beautiful blog! Congrats on your SITS feature, so glad they highlighted you. I'm determined to do more crafts with my daughter and really don't know where/how to start, so am going to spend more time on your blog to figure that out. Happy Friday!

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    Skinny Mom's Kitchen

    Congrats on your SITS day! I love when they feature crafty bloggers. Mostly because I have absolutely no skill in this area and love to be inspired to eventually one day dive into a DIY project for my own house…

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    Simplegirl

    Hi there and nice to meet you. I'm glad that I found you over at the SITS site, you have a beautiful blog here and great projects. I'm your new follower. Happy weekend!

  20. 20


    Erin @ The Grass Skirt

    Congrats on your SITS day! Your blog looks terrific, and I am adding it to my bookmarks. :)

  21. 21


    Grams

    Stopping by to wish you a happy SITS day. I love your blog. I think you may be a new favorite. I'm following and can't wait to look back over your older posts for some great ideas.

  22. 22


    Caren with a "C"

    Love your site design! Happy SITS DAY!

  23. 23


    Laura@JourneyChic

    Happy SITS Day! I'm so glad to be introduced to your blog. It's gorgeous! I adore those cubbies. I only have one kid but I think my husband needs a cubby of his own. :)

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    jamie @ kreyv

    LOVE your blog! I can't believe I am just finding it now, it's definitely being added to my faves! I'll have to feature some of your projects on my blog! Thanks for sharing! Have a good weekend.

  25. 25


    Trish

    Happpy SITS Day!

  26. 26


    ApronTails

    Happy SITS day!! What cute stuff you have here! So creative!

    Cant wait to see more!

  27. 27


    Selena and Anna

    Happy SITS Day!!! So fun to see other sister's doing fun projects together. Isn't is great to have an excuse to spend a bunch of time with your sis?? My sis and I feel the same way with our business. Look forward to reading more. I'm not real creative so this will be great for me:-)

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    Mrs. Candid

    Congratulations on SITS day! Great blog! I need this sign in my office!!

  29. 29


    Far From Perfect MaMMa

    Happy SITs day SITStas! Major creativity envy goin on here. great stuff.

  30. 30


    Everyday Mama

    Happy SITS day!! Love your creativity and tutorials…I've pinned a couple on pinterest :) Love it!

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    c.e.l.i.n.a

    Happy SITS day!

    ♥ theMRS.

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    Jenna

    Happy SITS day! Love your style!

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    Susan in the Boonies

    I'm a visitor from SITS.

    Love your sign: great reminder for us all!

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    Dana Michelle

    Found your blog on SITS girls website! Congrats on being the featured blogger! I love your blog. so cute!

    dana
    http://theabundantlifeblog.com

  35. 35

    Love your blog and this project featuring quatrefoil (one of my favorite patterns!) so I featured your project in my roundup of crafty quatrefoil projects here. Feel free to check it out and hope you like it!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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