Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Made It! & a Preview!

Guess what! It's my favorite blogging day of the week! Made it Monday!!! Make sure you link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics and show us what you made!

First up this week is the welcome pennant banner you see above! Isn't it cute? That's a clothespin laying beside it so you can see how small it is. I plan to hang it from the wreath on my door! It turned out really cute! Below, you will see the cabinet I repurposed for task card storage. This used to be wood-look. It had 30 slots to put bills in on the date they needed to be mailed. My sister gave me this years ago and I never could think of a good use for it...until now! I think it will make excellent storage for task cards. I plan to number each slot and have each set of cards numbered to go back in the correct spot. I will also have a "menu" of the cards so the kiddos know what they are getting and don;t have to take them all out to find the right ones. Next to it, you will see the magnet board I covered in chevron fabric. It was a periwinkle colored metal originally. I had my hubby drill two holes in the top, I hot glued the fabric on and strung ribbon through the holes to hang it. I am going to glue the pom poms to magnets and use them on it. What do you think?

Next up is my gallery wall in my craft room. I put two new additions up this week. You might remember this post where I showed these vintage kitty and mouse paintings I bought for .50 each at a thrift store. They were too cute to leave in the store, so I bought them home, took a couple old frames, painted them white and they are now proudly displayed in my very eclectic craft room. You can read about my craft room here and here.

My last project for this week is my handy dandy Home Depot nail apron pocket chart! I've been telling you I had plans for these bad boys! I took 5 of them, at .77 cents each and created this sweet pocket chart!!! What do you think? I plan to get ribbon to go around the edges instead of the border, but I didn't have any to put on yet, so I temporarily stuck a couple pieces of border on. I am out of large lamination sheets so I have to wait to laminate the cards in the center. It was a cinch to make....I just ironed them and then hot glued the bottom edges with a slight overlap. I LOVE it....I knew I would when I first got the idea to make it! 
What do you think?

Here's a close-up!

Here is the Home Depot logo behind the cards.

I can't decide exactly what to use it for yet! I am hoping to get some ideas from you all...:)  In this picture, I just have a composition book in it and some rack cards from Vista Print. I am thinking about storing my Vista Print cards in the pockets. I thought about labeling the cards Monday through Friday and storing something in there that I use each day. The pockets are a little narrow for copies though. They fit a composition book great, but not a regular sheet of computer paper. If I only had one block of students, I would make 2 or 3 charts and store their interactive science notebooks in them, but that won't work for me with 3 blocks!  I know some of you creative teachers will have some amazing ideas for it! Please share them! All in all, not bad for a measly $4! 

The last picture I am going to share is just a preview of my birthday pennant banner. You might remember this fabric that I wrote about here. It is so cute! The sprinkles on it are the perfect colors for my room....
orange, turquoise, hot pink, & apple green
I have the triangles cut out, but that's it so far! 
Hopefully it will be ready next week...:)

So....what did you make?

Be Blessed!



  1. What a great use for the home depot tool belts! I am loving your creativity!

  2. I would never think to use those Home Depot aprons that way! So creative!! I love your craft wall too:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Love the way you used the Home Depot aprons! Need to run out and grab some!

    Success in Second Grade

  4. I love the pocket chart idea too--it came out awesome!!!

  5. The pocket chart idea is amazing! I may need to head to
    Home Depot today. I'm sure there are a ton of ways you could use it...grouping students, storing supplies, book recommendations, early finisher activities, etc. thanks for the great idea.

  6. Your pocket chart is simply amazing and so inexpensive!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Your room is going to look gorgeous! I love all the things you made and can't wait to see the pennant banner.

  8. I love your welcome pennant banner and the task card storage. I'm all about decorating those storage cabinets! :)

    I'm also your newest follower! Come check out my blog when you get a sec! I put up a Monday Made It this week for the first time! :)

    Mommy, Teacher, & So Much More

  9. Great idea with the aprons - much cheaper than using a shoe organizer. I have a shoe organizer to do my Bucket Filling - each kid has a pocket.

    I Love My Classroom

  10. That's such a creative use for the Home Depot aprons! I've only seen them as chair bags before. Love the pocket chart idea!


  11. LOVE the apron idea! How about hanging it in your small group area and using it to store materials for each of your different groups?

  12. In love with your magnet board and the cute little pom poms! Definitely would love one for my office. Your pocket chart using home depot aprons is genius! I haven't seen that before and I really like how yours turned out! Awesome!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  13. Your color scheme is so fun and bright, I love it! The aprons are fabulous.. I need to get some soon.

    I'd love if you checked out my blog at T is for Teaching :)

  14. Looks great! I love the task card holder!
    Check out my Monday Made it here:

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  15. Wow--that is awesome--at 77 cents I think I am going to buy some!

  16. I'm loving the "Welcome" banner!


  17. I all your projects. Can't wait to see the birthday pennant finished!

    Mrs. B's Nook

  18. As soon as I leave this comment I am heading out to Home Depot. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! My head is spinning with ideas. I wonder if I could dye them black and Red with Ritz dye? I am a little obsessive about my room matching. I can see these holding books that I want to read to the class, author study books, journals, and the list goes on!!!

  19. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I love your Monday Made It projects! They came out fabulous. I am excited to follow along & share ideas with you! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  21. You girls are awesome! Thank you for the sweet comments! I love being able to share things through this blog with teachers who get as excited as I do! Second Grade Chatter....I thought about that....or using fabric on them. I have added the ribbon to my pocket chart and it is cute! I will probably put pics on tomorrow! Now I'm off to explore your blogs!


  22. I love what you did with the Home Depot belts. Your blog is so wonderful; I will be back to visit it often.

    Fabulous Finch Facts

  23. Great use for the tool belts! I had never thought about that!

    I'm a new follower and a new blogger! I'm also hosting a giveaway! Come on over and check it out!

    Keeping It Core

  24. Thanks ladies....and Mrs. Lewis, I just missed it. I went to check out your blog and saw the time you were ending it, so I frantically looked at the clock on my laptop and can you believe it was 6:59....LOL! Oh well....:)


  25. Wow, you have been BUSY! What amazing projects! Your task card storage is adorable! I also love the pocket chart idea--genius!!

    Teach On.

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