Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lots of Things

I have lots to share. I didn't get any projects complete for last week's Made It Monday on 4th Grade Frolics. So I got real busy this weekend and completed a few things. I have been inspired by many Pinterest finds and other projects featured on Tara's Monday Made It Linky Party. I have even tried my hand at some  black and white supply labels to match my other black and white projects (sharing at another time).

To start, I purchased Jodi's (at Clutterfree Classroom) Black and White decor line. I printed the Pennant sign. I added some letters and additional pennants to make a longer bunting. I still need to laminate, punch holes, and add ribbon to hang it. Only part is shown below.

I also printed Jodi's Behavior Clip Chart. My clips for the clip chart are painted with chalkboard paint. I used chalk markers (<3 them!) so I can change the numbers to names if I want. I still need to mount it on my foam board after I laminate them.

I finally made my Pinterest inspired objective frames. I was worried about using my favorite black, white, and gray combo, but I knew I would be using my favorite chalk markers or the fluorescent dry erase markers. I like the pop of color.

The next thing I did was make some Pick Me sticks. I used craft sticks and small wooded shapes. I wanted to make sure they would last awhile. I painted the circles in chalkboard paint, and used acrylic paint on the sticks. I used a punch to make the hole in the circles and sticks, and used small colored brads that matched my group colors. I used wood glue to help hold them in place as well. A coat of varnish on the stick, and some paint pen embellishments on the circle completed the look. I found the tin buckets in the dollar spot at Target. Using chalkboard marker gives the look of chalk without having to rewrite the labels. 

I may not have been posting for several days, but I was blog stalking. As a matter of fact, I won a few things in giveaways. Lauren at Life in Middle School had a fantastic giveaway. I won her whole Teacher Notebook Store, an Amazon giftcard, Ladybug Teacher Files Bright and Clear Cursive, and Labels from Jena at Caught in the Middle. I haven't even had the time to check out everything. I need to get more ink! So much to print! Love it! Thank you, ladies!

I also won Monica Schroeder's Ellis Jewelers giveaway. I have a sport necklace coming my way.

Now, I really do need to get my own giveaway posted soon. I will be back tomorrow or Friday with the information about my prizes.


  1. Great job on the bunting/pennant! It looks great!

  2. Congrats on your winnings. Love the banner. Jodi's black and white decor line is great. I love it all :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. Wow! You have been super busy! I love your black and white theme..everything turned out cute. And congrats on your winnings!

    Craft of Teaching

  4. I love your theme! And your crafts this week are super cute! I really like how you have two buckets for your sticks... I need to make one of those!

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    Inspire, Dream, & Create! 

  5. I REALLY like the sticks! Thanks for entering the giveaway at my site! - Victoria :)


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