Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It #1

Thank you to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for hosting one of my favorite linky parties! I loooove making things for my classroom. I kind of took June off (whoops!) so I have to get myself in gear to be ready for the school year to begin.

I first made my ribbon wreath to hang by my door! Of course I found this idea from a fabulous K teacher on Monday Made It!  It didn't take me too long... I just sat on the couch while watching some tv and cut my ribbon then tied it on! Easy peasy!

 I also worked on redoing my clips from last year. I first tried to spray paint the the clips, but that didn't turn out so well.  Apparently spray paint and I don't get along. Sad day.

But oh my word, what did work amazingly was staining them using RIT first. I saw this on Pintrest, and it could only be better than my failed spray paint attempt.  I used a little bit of the dye mixed with hot water and let the clips soak for about 20 minutes (I put 12 in at a time).

I left them to dry over night then I used modge podge and glitterfied them. I applied the one last coat over the glitter to keep the glitter in place.  I really like how the black is all over rather than black in just one spot like my past year glitter clips. I even contemplated not glitterfying some of the clips and keeping them just the plain black because they turned out so well!


I've spent some time cutting out my numbers. These come from Mrs. Pollard's TPT store.  I love that they're free! I used them last year too,  but I wanted to reprint them on fresh cardstock for next year. I must loooove cutting circles out.  To get the different sizes I just printed the PDF's by the number of pages on a sheet.  Hopefully I won't have to do this again!

I also worked on a baby shower gift.... cupcakes made from baby washcloths! So easy. I followed this link off of youtube from Cleverly Inspired. Now I'm craving some cupcakes!

I hope you have a great day and I can't wait to see all the other great ideas.  Thank you Tara!


  1. The cupcakes made from baby washcloths are too cute! I had never heard of that, but that is an awesome idea. I love your ribbon wreath as well.

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  2. Cute projects! I'm excited to have found another 4th grade blogger :)