On a positive note, I have accomplished a lot this morning! So, why not share, right?!
First thing I did was make numbers to go around my clock at school. Our campus is closed today, so just imagine a clock in the middle. I'm just hoping (with my fingers crossed) that they fit around the clock nicely. If not, it will be an easy fix! Here's where I got my inspiration! Check below to download a copy for yourself!
Next up, I started on my clipboard bucket. I took the container that I used for my hubby's bday presents and transformed it for my classroom (When I purchased it I had every intention of scrubbing "happy bday" off so that I could use it for my classroom haha!)
Here's how I made it (seriously, easy as pie!)
*I found a font that I liked and pulled it up on my computer. I just eyeballed it, and tried to copy to the best of my ability! I don't have time to trace and whatnot! I wrote it with a thick sharpie marker.
*Using a "galaxy marker" (pretty much a paint-like marker) I drew circles. You can see that they aren't perfect!
*I cut some left over ribbon and tied it to the handles!
SO SIMPLE! Yet, so cute!
And, my last project:
In my class, my hall passes are clothespins that the students just clip onto their collar (we have uniforms, so they always have a collar on). This really helps keep the hall pass from being left in the bathroom... also germy, unwashed hands aren't touching it after they use the restroom!
For the life of me, I can't find a single clothespin in my house to add to my hall pass sign. When I take it to my classroom I'll snap a pic of the sign with my clothespins!
Here are the materials I used (everything is from Hobby Lobby):
I made several signs, but the others are gifts that I haven't passed out yet (That's where the fish and other paint colors came in). As soon as I have gifted them, I will post pics of those signs also! I got my inspiration from here... and their signs are much cuter than the ones I made, but oh well!
Here's how I made the signs:
*I painted a base coat on the wood with acrylic paint and a foam brush. I continued with the coats of paint until it looked nice.
*Using a cup, I traced circles on with a pencil. I did full and half circles.
*Using a foam brush, I painted in the circles with another color.
*Using a black paint marker, I traced the circles to clean up all my messy edges!
*I used a white paint marker to draw little dots around the circles.
*Next, I free-handed the letters with the white marker. I had every intention of keeping the letters white, but it wasn't bold enough, so I went over them with the black paint pen.
*I cut metal wire and hot glued it to the back to make the handle.
*Tie a ribbon around the handle, and you're done (well, I did go over the paint pen a couple of times until it looked nice)
Totally forgot to mention that you can use a thick sharpie to do the letters IF your paint is completely dry!
Now that I have turned my kitchen into my "craft table" I have a big mess to clean up! I'll be busy with that for the next couple of hours!