Friday, July 26, 2013

New Birthday Board

I've wanted to change my birthday board for a couple of years now. Thanks to all of the wonderful ideas out there on Pinterest, I finally got around to doing it. I love how it turned out and can't wait to add names with my chalkboard markers in August!

  • 11x14 sparkly frame from hobby lobby $29, but I had a 40% off coupon
  • green striped fabric left over from banner pennant
  • little white clothespins from Hobby Lobby $1.99
  • skinny ribbon- already had
  • birthdays pennant stickers from Archiver's- $4.99, they were 40% off
  • month labels I made on my computer, then ran through my Xyron sticker maker
  • chalkboard tags (already chalkboard, just had to trim them into squares, then round the corners) from Hobby Lobby 2 packs@ $1.99 each.

Total for project under $25!

No Sew Banners

Thanks to theinspiredapple no sew banner tutorial... I was able to make my own banners for a couple of classrooms. It was super easy and even quicker with the second banner. It took me a total of 3-4 hours to complete 4 banners. 

I made this calm blue/green pennant for a friend who also teaches first grade. It's going to look great in her classroom!

I'm adding a pop of black to my classroom decor so this pink, lime green, black dots banner will look super cute!

Trash to Treasure!

I was ready to get rid of an old mirror that I've had forever. The frame was just black, but I had no place for it in my house. The chalkboard craze made me envision this as something new for my classroom! I loved the idea of taking my first grader's pictures on the first day holding a chalkboard sign. So with chalkboard paint, limelight spray paint, and chalkboard markers I was able to create this bright chalkboard sign for the first day of school! 
p.s. It took me forever to get the letters cute on the chalkboard!!!