Monday, July 18, 2016

Dr. Seuss Themed Decor

As promised...here are some pics of the Dr. Seuss crate seats I created (see the post below this one on how to do-it-yourself).




With the extra material, I created a "READ" sign for my Dr. Seuss themed library:

Wood letters from Michaels (on sale for .99 each)...


I painted each letter in a Dr. Seuss themed color...


I cut out images from the extra material I had from the crate seats (above)...


I laid the images on the letters to see where I liked it...



Once the cloth images were placed where I wanted it, I pulled out the MOD PODGE!!!


I brushed it on the back of the cloth images and then brushed the images on the letters...



My first self-created sign! It's still a little wet, but I got over excited and wanted to take pictures to show my husband who was at work =)


My next Dr. Seuss project is a wooden chair and then a book shelf. If it comes out half-way decent, I'll post the pictures =)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Crate Seats for the Classroom

I decided to create those adorable crate seats that I see all over Pinterest for my classroom this year. I'm going to do a Dr.Seuss Theme and I'm so excited about it! 

I know, I know, It's JULY! School doesn't start until September!! 
But after 2 years of coaching Principals and APs, I can't wait to get back into the classroom with the kids.

As I shopped for the material, my 4 year old kept asking me, "Is that for me mommy? Are you making those for me?" How could I break her little heart and tell her it's for the kids in my class!? I COULDN'T! Soooooo, I asked her to choose the material she liked and had her help me make my first crate seat...for her =)

  • Crate: $3.97 @Walmart
  • 1 Yard of material: $5.47 @Walmart
  • Foam Cushion & Padding: (don't remember price) @Michaels
  • Wood (I purchased 4 pieces) $7 total @Home Depot (I brought the crate with me, they measured & cut it for me)
  • Staple Gun and staples
The crates at Walmart have the "lip" inside it where the wood can sit...not all crates have this so make sure you purchase one that does. Also, make sure when they cut the wood they leave a little wiggle room to fit the padding and material.

I laid the wood on the foam pad to trace...


My little peanut did the tracing...


So easy a 4 year old can do it...


I wrapped the foam and the wood with padding (the foam made the seat comfy, but the wood corners were still a little too pointy. Wrapping everything with padding made the entire piece softer to the touch)...


Next, I wrapped the entire piece in the material my daughter chose, and stapled it into the wood...


Bottom...

Top...
 Finished Seat...

HAPPY PEANUT =)

Now that she's happy, I'll have her help me make my Dr. Seuss chairs and decorations! I'll post pics when I'm done...can't wait!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

PJ Masks Desk Plate FREEBIE

I'm taking on a new position this September...YAY!!! I'm so excited about getting my classroom in order and creating new things for the kiddos! I'm working on some classroom themed decorations and wanted to share this FREEBIE with all of you =)

I never embedded a pdf into a blog post before so I hope this works...here it goes...