Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It!

I am going to link up with 4th Grade Frolics today for Monday Made It #5!  Better late than never, right?  I always love looking at Monday Made It posts, because I love to see how crafty teachers are. :-)

(This new button is adorable, by the way.  I am in love.)




My first Monday Made It is this summer wreath.  It's the first wreath I've ever made like this. I've made other wreaths before, but they've been different types of wreaths.  I used blue and green tulle (my favorite colors!) and a metal wreath form.  The sign in the middle is a chalkboard that I wrote on myself.  I just glued the palm tree and flip flops to it.  I think it turned out ok.

(Please ignore my ugly door.  I have every intention of stripping it and painting it, but that takes time!)

You can't tell, but it coordinates with my rocking chair and pillow.  I really want to spray paint those pots now!  They would match the ones in the backyard.  (Please ignore the concrete on my steps.  The house is 114 years old.  It's bound to have issues.)

My second Monday Made it is this beach-themed wreath.  Can you tell where I want to be?  :-)  I made this one out of burlap.  This is the second wreath I've ever made on a metal wreath frame.  I love it.  It's hanging on my front door.  (I have 4 exterior doors for my 1200 sq ft. house, but only 2 of them need wreaths, thank goodness!)



I really love my wreaths, but I think this Monday Made It is the one I am most excited about!  This is a Pampered Chef Tool Turn About.  Though Pampered Chef technically sells them for keeping your kitchen tools in, I decided I wanted one for my classroom!  Of course, I decided to decorate this one to make it match my classroom.  I hot glued blue and green polka dotted ribbon (from Hobby Lobby) around the tops of each of the levels.  I considered using vinyl to add my name to it, but I haven't decided yet.  I think it might be super cute.  You could also use scrapbook paper, washi tape, fabric, or spray paint to decorate or cover it!  It's meant to hold kitchen utensils, so it will hold a TON of pens!

It has several spaces for holding lots of writing utensils, markers, scissors, etc...  Don't you love how my scissors coordinate with the ribbon?  I just filled it with a few things I found around the house, but when I get it in my classroom in August, I fully intend to have one section full of pencils, one section full of markers, one full of Flair Pens, one full of Sharpie pins, and so on.  I like writing utensils, can you tell?

I found the scissors on clearance at Office Depot for less than $3 a pair, so I bought 2 pair.  A teacher can never have too many pairs of scissors handy!

I am surprised this shot came out without flash.  It more accurately shows what the Tool Turn About looks like.  I am so excited to put this on my table next year!  I love my cute little buckets, but this will hold so much more and be much neater!


My last Monday Made It isn't finished yet, but I am so excited that I want to share!  I have been looking for almost 4 years now for baseboard for my kitchen and bathroom that matches the baseboard around the rest of the house.  I had a guy who was supposed to make it for me, but long story short, it's not going to happen.  He called me today and told me his store (an architectural salvage store) got about 70 feet of  baseboard that looks very similar to mine today!  I got all 70 feet (some is damaged) for $160!  I am so excited!  I am going to pick it up on Thursday, and I am so excited to get it cleaned and painted and put it in my kitchen.  :-)  Oh I can't WAIT!!! 


Your turn!  Make sure you share your crafty projects and link up with 4th Grade Frolics

Have a great week!  




4 comments:

  1. LOVE how you made the PC Tool Turn About super cute! I am totally doing this for my classroom and I even have one in my pantry! Thanks for the idea!
    Pocket of Preschool

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  2. Your wreath is one of the best ones I've ever seen. I'm definitely pinning this for future refernce. I'm not sure I could even come close to recreating what you have made, but I am definitely going to TRY!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  3. Wow!! You have been one busy girl!! I love all the projects :)
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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  4. Love all of the fun made its:) Love the wreath and that turn about matches my classroom:) Thanks for linking all this up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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