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Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Made it! Creating and Crafting!!

I am so excited to be linking up with Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made it again this summer! I've been on break for two weeks and I haven't done much yet but this week I started on a couple of projects so here they are!
I created this Welcome banner to match my new Boho Birds classroom theme! I used double sided tape to stick the pennants on some ribbon and added some extra ribbon in matching colors to the ends for a little more flair! I can't wait to hang it in my classroom :) I love how it turned out!!

Having a small classroom and wanting to use every inch of wall space for important information can be a challenge. While I want to celebrate birthdays with a cute display I don't have a lot of room to do it! So I came up with this....
I  hung the "Happy Birthday" sign on the wall , on each month page I punched two holes, then I put them all on book rings. I put a couple of push pins in the wall , you could always use command hooks, and hung the month pages on them. I am going to take pictures of the kids with birthdays that month and put them on each page. Every month I just have to flip the page!! I LOVE this, I think it will be easy to use and the kids will love it too. I laminated the pages so if I wasn't doing pictures I could always write on it with dry erase and erase it at the end of each year!

I you like the Welcome banner or the Birthday display you can get them for free right here!!

Welcome Banner

Now for a couple of crafty things I made!!
Next up I got this cute little chalk board at Michaels for a dollar! I used a chalk marker to write on it so it is semi-permanent. It won't wash off unless you use water. I added a couple of stickers and I think it's adorable. I am going to put it in my reading area!!

Finally, I found this pencil at Hobby Lobby, it was 80% off, so it only cost me $4.00!!! It was not really that cute though! It did not have an eraser painted on it and the tip was a dark brown, I looked like this, only green........

I bought pink, grey, and yellow craft paint for 33 cents a bottle, a couple of paint brushes, and some stickers and this is what is looks like now!!
I used a paint pen to write my name, I tried to copy a font I like but I am no artist, it isn't perfect but I like it!! I tied a twine bow on the end just to add another touch and I think it's going to look adorable in my classroom!

Now that I've gotten started I have a ton of things I want to make, so stay tuned for more next week!! Right now you should head straight over to Tara's blog and see what everyone else is making this Monday!!


  1. OMG- I saw that crayon at Hobby Lobby and had no clue what to do with it so I didn't get it! Now I have to go back today!!!!

    It turned out so cute!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  2. They turned out so cute! You snagged some great deals!

    The Polished Teacher

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  4. I too saw the crayon at Hobby Lobby and had no idea what to do with it! Your idea is great! Might have to go pick one or two up (would make a great teacher gift!).


    I {Heart} Recess

  5. I'm loving the welcome banner!! Thanks for the freebie!

    First Grade Magic

  6. Your Monday made-its are so cute! I might have to go to Hobby Lobby and see if I can find a crayon!

    Teaching Special Kids

  7. I LOVE how the crayon turned out!! This may have to go on my list of to-do's!

  8. Oh and thank you for the birthday display! Will definitely use that!

  9. Thanks for the Freebies! I will be using them in my classroom! New follower!

  10. I love the freebies, but can't figure out how to download them! Am I missing something? Do I need to save each image separately? Thanks for you help...feeling dumb...haha!

    1. I have added links above the boxes if you aren't seeing a download button you can click on the words to get to the documents! Sorry I don't know why they aren't showing up for everyone!

    2. Got it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Love the banner and the pencil, Amy! They'll look great in your room!


  12. I still haven't made anything. I've just been reading other's posts and getting ideas. ;P I love everything you did!

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  13. Love the birthday display, thanks! I passed that crayon up at Hobby Lobby just this weekend! You worked on it - that is adorable!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  14. Thanks for the great freebies- and now I need to go back to Hobby Lobby and see if they have any pencils left:-)

  15. Thank you for the freebies! I love the Welcome Banner and Birthday display. Great job on the pencil!

  16. I'm a new follower! Found your through Ashley's 4,000 Follower Giveaway. ;) Thank you for the birthday months freebie! :)

  17. it's really appreciable message for everybody thanks for sharing this information.
    Birthday Lawn Signs



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