Monday, July 29, 2013

More Projects for Monday

It's Monday! I love Mondays because I love to see what everyone has made for their classroom and homes that may inspire me to be creative. I am so glad Tara @4th Grade Frolics does this linky.
I have wanted to make one of those 1st Day picture frames from Pinterest for awhile. I finally found the frame I wanted at Michaels. It was one of those laser cut frames, on clearance for $1.99! Love it! I decided I wanted some versatility in the use of the frame, so I made the title removable by tying it on to the frame. I want to use the frame when it wasn't in use with kids, so I painted the reverse in a school color, purple. It will hang with my new monogram, made with Washi tape, also from Michaels. The letter was also on clearance.
It doesn't show it very well, but it is black glitter on side one. (My charcoal glitter paint from a previous project, and Michaels glitter dust in black.) These pictures don't do the frame and letter justice, but without daylight, it was the best I could do.

My next project was a redo of a project I did last week. I didn't like my homework numbers. On a trip to Michaels, I found sets of 6 bottle caps also on clearance. They had various designs on them. I repainted all but the chevron caps in my neon rainbow paint. I used a sharpie and white paint pen to number the caps. I coated them with a layer or two of the Mod Podge to protect them. My numbers from last week's project? Repurposed to Daily 5 book bin labels.

Another project was my behavior clip chart. I used my rainbow background.  The background was one of my MMI projects, too. 

I have a couple of other projects I am working on for next week. What will you make?

Tara at 4th Grade Frolics


  1. Love that frame and what a great deal! Those pictures will be adorable!
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  2. Oh.MY! I love how you made your first day frame usable on the other side! Great idea! I have thought about making a first day frame but always wondered what I do with it or where I'd store it after. Thanks for sharing!

  3. One reason I didn't make one before was i thought it was a waste for just one day per year. When I saw the laser cut frames, I knew they would be perfect for a reversible frame. I could also let kids choose their color this way. I have cute ribbon to hang the frame with. My letter will hang with 3m hook and loop tape. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I like your Homework Club sign! I think I like it better rectangular than the round ones I've seen! Nice work!

  5. Love the frame. I bought one and painted it, but now I can't for the life of me remember where I have put it in the past three weeks! My brain is mush!
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