Monday, July 31, 2017

Getting Things Ready for the BTS

I'm sure you can picture my cabinets at the house and I'm positive that I would drive some of you crazy but my sweet family has learned to LOVE it....I think.  Josh doesn't even ask me anymore if I want him to save....this or that, he just washes the container and puts it away for me.  He's pretty great.  If you read my last post then you know that I bought WHITE enamel paint on accident. Well, I decided to use it on some of my jars in the cabinet.

I needed another (yes another) place to keep writing utensils.  I'm a teacher....we love all the writing things. ;-) This paint was perfect for the jars.  I love how the color turned out.  I cut up some old fabric for the ribbon around the top.

A circular sponge made the just right polka dots and I taped off one of the jars and used chalkboard spray paint to cover the bottom.
Yes, that's glitter on my workbench.  Every girl needs glitter all over her workbench, right?!

The writing is vinyl that I cut out using my friend's cricut...that thing is AH-MAZING. It's on my wish list.😏

I decided to turn Jenna's lemonade stand into a writing station for the classroom.  Ever since the construction quit pushing traffic down our street lemonade business has not been good.  The stand has just been sitting in the I painted it.

Really, the most important thing that you get out of this blog is that you should never leave anything around my house for too long.

...because I will repurpose it. I LOVE how it turned out and I think the kids are going to love coming here to write.  

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If you are looking for writing prompts you can pick up my "I Can Write" writing prompts here. They provide students with ideas for a variety of purposes to write. I put mine on rings and hang them in the classroom. The kids use these when they get stuck or need ideas.  

Email me if you are interested in purchasing your own birthday sign.

The birthday sign was made with old fence pickets, ribbon and small clothespins.  In the past I've used pictures of the kids holding the name of their birthday month. But the past 2 years I've had so many kids moving in and out that it was too hard to keep up with.  I think that this will be much easier to manage for me.

And I can't forget the pencil holders.  My little helper helping me get pencil holes into them. We are loving the drill press. ;-)

Finally, my "hello sign" is a repurposed cabinet door.  I painted it with the chalkboard spray paint because I thought the "hello" cut from particle board looked like 3D chalk.

If you have ever used a scroll saw then you probably know that scrolling out letters from particle board is not easy.  Y' was hard but I was determined to get it cut out.  I wouldn't suggest particle board BUT if that's all you have in your garage then GO FOR IT! may not want to leave anything at my house for too long or it will become one of my '"sweetest seconds".

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