It's Monday and time to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!
Rocking Chair Makeover!
Well, I have had this makeover on my mind all summer, and I just got around to executing it. Every year (until it looses its luster), our classroom theme is/will be Moving Right Along TOGETHER! (with the Muppets). If you are a Muppet fan, and even if you aren't, I am sure you have heard of the song Rainbow Connection. I decided to overhaul my 20+ year old rocking chair--that my Uncle Harry took out of the neighbor's treasures at the curb and gave to me my first year of teaching--with rainbow colors.
First, I knocked down the finish with my dual action sander and taped off the spindles.
I chose black as the base color--my favorite color!
Then I created a rainbow of spindles and whipped up a pillow cover to match! Viola! I think the kids will love it! Maybe now the rocking chair won't be the last reading spot chosen...
Went to Hobby Lobby to pick up a couple of must-haves and came home with quite a few other things... I know you know how that goes! Anyway, I had not jumped on the bunting bandwagon until yesterday. I was browsing through the aisles at Hobby Lobby when I came upon a ready to decorate bunting/banner made by Paper Studio.
Here's why I made the buy:
- each pennant is approximately 8" x 12" inches (approx. 108" long)--nice & large
- the pennants are made with heavy black card stock--this will prevent curling of the pennants and light shining through (also available in white card stock)
- the pennants are connected with black, sewn-on ribbon--no need to mess with punching and spacing along ribbon or rope
- 12" x 12" scrapbook paper would work perfect for decorating
- the decorative paper can be removed and the bunting can be re-used/redecorated (which I plan to do for the season/holidays)
- the words "Welcome Back" will fit perfectly (12 pennants)--black cutout letters
First, I chose rainbow colored scrapbook paper and traced onto 12 colors/patterns and cut.
Next, I simply attached the scrapbook paper with a little bit of permanent scrapbook adhesive.
WOW, that was easy!
I will be adding the black "Welcome Back" letters and some colored ribbon ties between each pennant. Did I mention that the bunting was only $4.99 (minus the 40% off weekly coupon)!!
Can't wait to finish and hang in the classroom!
New Backgrounds & FREEBIES!
Working with the ready-made bunting was inspiration to create these Chalkboard Dotted Line Bunting Backgrounds. If you follow our blog, fill out the form below to receive a FREE "Welcome Back" Banner download!
AND here is my latest freebie--Dots N' Squares Circle Chalkboard Backgrounds! Enjoy!
To all our faithful followers, and new ones, we would like you to enjoy a FREE chalkboard-style "Welcome Back" bunting download! This bunting can be customized with your favorite ribbon. I simply printed, trimmed, punched, and strung with ribbon (3/8"). If using mini clothespins (7/8"), the bunting will need to be hung on a wall (not free hanging) due to the top weight. Just fill in the form below to receive your free bunting download--ends at the end of the day on Friday.
I am giving this one to our wonderfully fabulous school secretary!
FINALLY, thank you to all that entered our Place Value Cubes Giveaway! The winners were Erin R. and Aimie. Congrats ladies!
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Have a splendid, fun-filled week!