Friday, July 22, 2011

My First DIY

Today I was in Walmart for the billionth time in the last few weeks trying to find inexpensive trays for work that kids turn in. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that was the right dimensions in a price range that I will willing to pay (mind you, much like many other teachers out there right now, I have already dropped at least $300-$500 on my room this summer). So, I began the long walk up to the front of the store when these babies caught my eye....

The wheels immediately began turning, and priced at 2 for 95 cents, I decided that I had nothing to lose. I bought four and ran home to raid my collection of fabric, ribbon and stickers.

I threw this one together in about 5 minutes. It doesn't seem the most durable, but in my defense I only had one stick left in my glue gun. 

The options are endless to these and you can use leftover fabric from your bulletin boards to have everything matchy-matchy. I plan on making the four I bought, use two of them now and store the other two until I need them. We'll see how long they hold up!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Projects Galore!

The other day I told you about my new love affair with Well, I now have approximately 25 projects that I'm working on for school, all ideas from Pinterest! I am making these cute little storage seats....

These adorable birthday balloons......

and, this new behavior chart.....

I'm super excited to get all of my little projects done and into my room. Pictures of my room and finished projects will be coming very soon!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm Back!

Wow has it been awhile!! I know that I PROMISED to keep the blog up to date...that was in January.

I love blogging. The problem is that it's "all or nothing" with me. My goal this year is not to take an all or nothing approach and just blog as I see fit. I am super excited about the upcoming school year and all that I am cooking up for the new batch of kiddos. I don't know if any of you have found yet, but I have literally spent hours on here finding new ideas for next year. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the new and improved and hopefully continually updated world of Monarch Madness!!