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August 13, 2012

Made It "Mine" Monday #4

Project #1
This was the quickest project this summer, and it makes me SMILE. It is an acrylic frame with scrapbook paper and a stripe of brown cardstock inside and on the outside a 3D dragonfly sticker and a Super Sticky post-it pad. The best part...I had everything at home. It did not require a trip to Hobby Lobby or cost me any $. Idea came from Math is Elementary.

Project #2

Upcycled plastic containers/ Teacher Toolboxes
Supplies: plastic storage containers. Krylon Fusion spray paint (navy), 
scrapbook paper, label maker, and double sided tape.
The container on the top left and bottom were spray painted navy. I love how they turned out. I was surprised at how it ended up so smooth. Alas I did use the whole can of paint. No one ever mentions that on Pinterest.
Next I added scrapbook paper with double sided tape. I need to add labels to some of the drawers. 
The little container on the top right was already blue and labeled. I need to relabel it. 

Project #3
Pick Me pot
My pick me pot is FINALLY finished. My AWESOME teaching partner, Todd, laminated ALL of my Pinterest goodies. 
The pot was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby. I untied the bow and just glued down the ribbon. The sticks were painted with green acrylic paint. I added the numbers with glue dots. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Idea from A Cupcake for the Teacher

Project #4
Transportation Clip Chart
Not the best picture - sorry! I'll try to take a picture once I hang it at school. 
I used polka dot frames from Karen @ Prekinders.com, added text and graphics. I thought I was going to use polka dot ribbon, but I liked the white the best. I used a metal split ring to hang it. The bow was tied separately and added with hot glue. Idea came from Tattling to the Teacher

Project #5
LOVE this! The idea for the board came from Miss Kindergarten and the labels came from Smiling in Second Grade. I found the sign in Wal-Mart's clearance section for 75 cents. I added letters from Making Memories. The clothespin was spray painted when I was working on the toolboxes above. I need to figure out what I am going to do with all of the extra tags. Maybe a magnetic clip on the back.

Project #6
I think these turned out too cute. Can you tell that I am super excited about my classroom this year?
I never have really had a cohesive theme. This year I am using navy, chocolate, blue and green polka dots. I still have a little bit of yellow and red, but I plan to eliminate the red eventually.

Heavy sigh! Next Monday, I will be sitting in staff development rather than blog hopping. Hopefully all of my Pinterest/ blog inspired treasures around my room will help remind me of all of the fun I had this summer.

In the meantime...I am going to go check out all of the other blogs over at 4th grade Frolics



  1. I love your boxes--they even match your blog! I am your latest follower. I would love to have you come and visit my blog--enter my giveaway--and of course win. (I say win to everyone, but can't afford to let everyone win.) My heart is bigger than my pocketbook!


  2. Hi Kristin!
    First, your Monday Made-Its are fabulous! Won't it feel nice to go back with some goodies you've made:)
    You visited my blog {thank you!} and you asked me to email you if I found out how to get your blog (with a link) to show up when you leave a comment. Well I got an answer ~ yipee! You type your comment and your name. Then under your name you need to type this code {put your information in where the capial letters are}:


    When you publish your comment your blog name with a link will show up under your name ~ it's magic!
    You have to do this every time you leave a comment.
    Like we would have ever figured this out on our own!

    Natalies Nook

  3. Okay I published my comment and it took out the code you need. Oops! Please email me at home so I can give it to you.

    Sorry about that:)
    Natalies Nook

  4. Hey Kristin! Our friend with Moxie told me about your blog. So glad to find it! Your projects look great.


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