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?