Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Made It & the WINNERS ARE...

So glad to be linking up again with Monday Made It at 4th Grade Frolics...

A Little Bit of Chevron

Well, I have to say that I have not jumped on the chevron bandwagon--while I have seen chevron all over the blogging world, it just has not caught my fancy.  But I do love rustic and burlap--SO when I walked into Hobby Lobby this week and saw some chevron burlap ribbon, I was strangely taken with it.  Since my kitchen cupboards are rustic black, I decided to use the ribbon to wrap some of my flameless, electric candles that sit in a wooden bowl on the kitchen table...

I purchased the chevron burlap ribbon, some wider black burlap ribbon, and some black grosgrain ribbon.

First, I cut the black burlap to be about an inch or so wider than the chevron ribbon so that it would be about a half inch wider on both sides when wrapped around. Then I simply wrapped the candle with the black burlap ribbon, secured with double stick tape, and then wrapped the chevron ribbon and secured it as well. I used double stick tape because I did not want the ribbon to be permanently attached to the candle and it is not bulky.  The final black grosgrain ribbon helped to secure the wrap as well.  Finally, I used a tiny bit of hot glue to secure the end corners of the chevron ribbon in back so it would not be seen.

I originally planned to wrap the other two candles, but it was a little busy for me--I keep things pretty simple.  Also, I wanted the illumination of the shorter candles to be visible.

I thought I would share this because it was so quick and easy! Hobby Lobby also has green and red chevron burlap ribbon as well as polka dotted. Burlap ribbon wreaths also seem to be pretty popular again these days, so if you are a chevron fan I am sure you can imagine the possibilities...

Math Rules! Graphics Collection--NEW!

I just finished some new math graphics this week that I wanted to share with you. The collection also includes fractions that are not shown. Head over to my Graphics by Sarah Beth TpT store to learn more.

 And the WINNERS are...

We are happy to announce the winners of our "Show Us Some Bloglovin" GIVEAWAY:

Sarah K. and Jennifer K.  

Many thanks to all of you who have become our followers on bloglovin! We hope to be planning a 300 follower giveaway in the near future... :0)

Don't forget to check out more great Monday Made Its projects at 4th Grader Frolics!

All the best to you for a wonderful week!


  1. Love the idea with the candles. I'm heading to Hobby Lobby tomorrow so I'll be sure to look for the burlap and chevron ribbon!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. Those are beautiful and would match my living room perfectly! Maybe I should run out to Hobby Lobby. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. You candle tray looks great! I'm trying to figure out where I might have room for one!

    Primarily Speaking

  4. Love the candles!! Your wrap on it is adorable!

    First Grade Circus

  5. Chevron indeed is everywhere! Your candles look great. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  6. LOVE your candle!!! You took simple supplies like candle and ribbon and made such a cool decoration out of them. I'm both jealous of and inspired by you! Also, I'm heading over to your store right now to see your math product. Looks great!

    -Amanda @
    Teacher at the Wheel

  7. Excellent graphics. Just curious, but how long does it take for you to make a set like that? I like that they don't have extremely clean edges. I think that is a pretty cool look.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

    1. Thanks you for your kind words. I did the math set in a day. I hand draw things first and I scan them into Adobe Illustrator where I work with colors. I purposely draw them with imperfect edges. I think I am going to do some monsters next... Thanks for your interest.

  8. Candles look great! I also like the math graphics. Too cute!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  9. The candles look so fancy dressed up! That chevron burlap looks BEAUTIMOUS. Now there's a craft I can try. I'll have to pin it to try later. Your clip art is so cute too!

    Super Sparkly in Second

  10. WOW - your candle turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  11. Love the candles! What a simple, easy idea to dress them up a bit. And I love your cute graphics!!

    Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

  12. Sometimes the simplest ideas make the greatest impact! I really like your candle. I am going to have to look around my house for something to wrap.


  13. Hi Sarah,
    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award for new bloggers because I think you're pretty amazing! The details for accepting the nomination are up on my post from today! I love reading your posts!
    Jenna @ The Fashionista Teacher

  14. Ooops, the nomination is for both of you! Courtney, too! :)