WARNING: This post is jam-packed with tons of pictures. Reading this post may cause the following side effects: a sudden desire to pin the pictures, a need to rush to your nearest Michael's craft store, an excitement to start making some cute classroom decor items, and the opportunity to win a $50 Michael's gift card! Keep reading! I will explain it all. :)
I've teamed up with the amazing people at Michael's to make some adorable classroom decor items for back to school! I'm participating in their #Create2Educate Sweepstakes and I was super busy this week making all of these fun and colorful projects for my 2014-2015 classroom!
I would LOVE to show you what I made! Here we go! :)
I have this awkward space above my small group reading table, so I picked up these large wooden letters for 99 cents each at Micahels! 99 cents?! Yes, please! I also grabbed foam brushes and lots of fun acrylic paint!
The paint completely transformed these wooden letters into the cutest wall decor for my small group area!
It works perfectly, doesn't it?! I'm loving the color that these READ letters bring to this space!
Project #2: Classy Desk Organization!
For this next project, I found these beautiful colored glass jars at Michaels. I also picked up a chalkboard marker, some pretty ribbon, and chalkboard labels that I found in the scrapbook aisle.
I'm ready for grading, notes, and homework!
Don't these jars look sweet on my teacher desk? I love the little detail the ribbon gave them.
I grabbed a pack of 8x8 basic black picture frames for my next project.
I love inspirational quotes, so I whipped up these 8x8 subway art posters for the picture frames. I printed mine on colored card-stock, inserted them into the frames, and then hung them up with pretty glitter ribbon!
You can grab these 8x8 posters for FREE in my TpT store by clicking HERE or clicking on the picture below. I've included colored versions of the three posters and black & white versions in case you want to use colored card-stock like I did!
My picture frames came in a pack of 4, so I used the leftover frame to create this dry erase board for my desk. I picked up a piece of pretty purple (and glittery, of course) scrapbook paper and cut it into an 8x8 square. Now, I can write directly on the glass with a dry erase marker and wipe clean when I need to start over! :)
It works perfectly next to my classroom phone in case I need to quickly jot down a message that comes in during the school day.
Project #5: Ribbon Door CurtainMichael's had the *prettiest* ribbon! I picked up the following five colors, which are the main colors I use in my classroom decor. The only materials I used for this project were ribbon and a tension rod!
I tied the ribbon around the tension rod, varying the colors and textures of the ribbon.After the ribbon was tied onto the tension rod, I cut the ribbon so that it was even on the ends. Here is a picture of the "curtain" that is hanging above my classroom door! It adds some sweet and colorful detail to the entrance of our room!
Here is another picture of what it looks like before you enter our classroom door!
Thank you so much for letting me share all of my #create2educate projects with you! I had SO much fun creating these decor projects with the help of Michael's! :) I can't wait to be able to share my classroom with my new group of firsties. They will be here in just two weeks!
And now...this is the part where YOU come in! You can join the fun with Michael's crafting contest, too! Simply head to Michael's to grab your supplies, have fun crafting and creating, and then upload a photo of your project(s) to Instagram with the tags #create2educate and #sweepstakes. Every time you upload a project to IG with those hashtags, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Super FUN right?!
I cannot wait to hear about what you create and see all of your awesome back to school #create2educate projects on Instagram!
Happy Crafting! :)