Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Made It- I've Been a Busy Bee!


I was quite the busy bee this week as August hit, and I am starting to feel the pressure. I don't start school until the 28th...so I know I still have time, but there is just so much to be done!

Here are some of my creative endeavors from this past week:

1. Fun Flower Vases

What you need:
Mod Podge, Scrapbook Paper, Cheap Vases, Fun Flowers, Ribbon


2. No Name Papers Board

What you need: 
Ribbon, Scrapbook Paper, Mod Podge, Clothespins, Hot Glue Gun, Foam Board, Xacto Knife


3. Classroom Bookshelf Makeover

What you need:
Spray Paint (I got the Rustoleum Primer/Paint Combo), Scrap Book Paper, Mod Podge
(This thing was seriously ugly brown fake wood before. Amazing what a simple paint job can do!)


4. Classroom Welcome Sign

What you need:
Ribbon, Cute Paper, Printer (or you could use your Cricut/whatever cutting tool you have)


 I'm in the middle of several other projects, which I can't wait to share with you guys next week! 








49 comments:

  1. I really love how your book shelf came out. The paper in the back looks fantastic.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  2. Neat-o flowers!! That will look so cool in your classroom. I gave you a little shout -out on my Monday Made It post because I made your "How Do We Get Home" labels. Thank you so much! I love how it turned out.
    ~Andi

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  3. Your projects look amazing. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait either haha! It is always such a fun process!

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  4. Your book shelf is inspiring! LOVE how everything coordinates.
    - Michele
    MULTIAGE MOMENTS

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    1. Thanks Michele! It was my goal this year to improve my color coordination haha. I think it is finally coming together!

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  5. Cool flower display. That bookshelf is amazing!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  6. Love the flowers! So cute! Your bookshelf transformation is amazing.

    Krista
    stellar-students

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    1. Thanks Krista! Both were seriously so simple!

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  7. Your projects look great! Everything coordinates so well.

    Kara
    Spedventures

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    1. Thanks Laura. I am hoping to create similar ones for bulletin boards as well!

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  9. Love your welcome sign and no name display!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

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  10. Love the bookshelf makeover and the No Name poster. More I need to add to my to-do list! Ha!

    I'd love it if you'd come check out my Monday Made It if you get a chance!

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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    1. Thanks Amy, and I most definitely will!

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  11. Love all your projects. Mod Podge is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, and I would have to agree with you- it works wonders!

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  12. You add a creative touch to everything you make! The bookshelf turned our beautifully ~ well done:)

    Natalie
    www.nataliesnook123.blogspot.com

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  13. Can you come by and help me with my bookshelves??? Maybe that will be my Winter Break project! WOW
    ~Natalie

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    1. It was seriously so simple! It only took me like an hour tops! You could do it no prob!

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  14. You have encouraged me to get started. Everything looked so good!

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    1. Awesome! It was all very simple- Mod Podge can do all!

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  15. Just what I needed to have, encouragement to do my own bookcases. It has been on my to do list all summer... how many coats did it take? In your opinion do you think it will chip off easily when books are removed and put back numerous times??

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    1. It only took one coat with the Rustoleum Paint/Primer combo. I moved it from my house to school and I didn't notice any chipping yet. It seems like it is good to go!

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  16. Your bookshelf looks awesome! I almost wish my classroom had an ugly, old bookshelf in it so that I could make it black and white.
    Lauren
    http://thetravelingthirdgradeteacher.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha thank you! Check out your local Goodwill! You could find a cheap one I am sure!

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  17. I am so glad I found you! I have taught 1st grade dual language for 5 years. Do you know of any other great dual language blogs to follow?
    Linsay
    http://firstgradewithatwist.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! iteachduallanguage.blogspot.com, flapjackeducationalresources.blogspot.com, dualkinderteacher.blogspot.com, and mrscastrospanglishstyle.blogspot.com are all good ones to start with!

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  18. I did the same thing w/ my bookcases and I love it! It's amazing what black paint can do.

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    1. I agree! Looks so much nicer in my room too!

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  19. I need to do this to my bookshelf at school. I inherited it from a teacher who just retired. She inherited it from a teacher who retired after my sister's 4th grade year (my sister is almost 20 now!) It's old and could use some love!

    --Andi
    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

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    1. It is such an easy way to spruce it up, you should go for it!

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  20. PS: I'm your newest follower :)

    -A

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  21. So creative! Not sure which project is my favorite. I'm definitely need to try out more projects. I found you through Second Grade Perks. hope you will stop by and check out my blog and share your thoughts!
    Stacy
    Leading and Reading

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  22. Your shelving looks great! You should come to my classroom and help me!

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  23. Your bookshelf is just fabulous! I am a new follower of your blog.

    Brittany
    Lovely Literacy & More

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