Stop Pinning, Start DoingWednesday, July 27, 2011
|Image Credit: Katie Bower|
I chose to create something for my second home, my classroom. I find so many great ideas for classroom decor and teaching at Pinterest, it is freaking fantastic! My classroom is going to look awesome this year partially due to a new paint job but mostly because of Pinterest.
The door to my classroom is nothing special...I tacked up some generic "Welcome" poster when I arrived two years ago and never looked back, so I thought it would be a great place to start. I had seen a whole bunch of crayon inspired gifts, including this wreath.
|Image Credit: The Ballard Bunch|
Cute, right? I thought so. So off to Micheal's for a cheapie glue gun, some ribbon, and cute embellishments all of which I scored for under $20, with a gift card and a teacher discount, chyeah!
I also stopped by Wal-Mart and picked up some crayons for .40 cents each and grabbed a foam wreath from the Dollar Tree. Normally, I'd have all this stuff on hand with the exception of the foam wreath but unfortunately all of my crafting supplies are still hanging out in my parents' basement. Bummer.
I started by wrapping the foam wreath in black ribbon with a little hot glue to hold it together.
You can't really see it but I used a measuring tape to make a hanger on the back. All in all, cute, colorful, and easy to make. It will look great hanging on my classroom door. And if your wondering (all 5 of my readers) I only used 3 packages of crayons, so the extras that I bought will go straight into my classroom supply.
This was definitely fun and can't wait for future challenges!
If you are making your way over from Bower Power or YHL and like what you see, you should follow my blog or follow me on Pinterest...seriously, it will be nice talking to someone besides myself!