Wow, I have been busy getting ready for my new classroom this week! I have another Monday Made It for you. I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. This is my last "official" week of summer, but I will be heading into my new classroom to start getting it ready! I tried to finish up the last little bit of projects I had before this week. I still have a couple more to go, but that's ok! Here's what I finished up last week.
I went to one of those painting events with a friend about a year and a half ago. I painted the owl on this canvas then. When I was finishing it up, I thought it was too plain and I'd add something to it when I got home. Well, I got busy and never added anything to it.
Several years ago I saw this quote on Jennifer McGuire's blog. I loved it and thought it was appropriate for a classroom. I decided to paint it onto the canvas. Out came the cameo (I'm loving this more and more!). I used the cameo to make a template out of contact paper. I used the font Things We Said for the white letters and I used a bold font for the rest. I painted the white letters with a paint pen and they came out very neat. I painted the bold letters with acrylic paint. They seeped a little under the edges so I used a black sharpie marker to line the edges and give it a finished look! I LOVE how it turned out! I can't wait to hang it in my new classroom!
This was inspired by all the Monday Made It's I've seen this summer. Here is my version of the 'No Name' board.
I think it goes well with my owl theme! All the supplies are from Walmart. I loved that the wood piece was black chalkboard so I didn't even have to paint it black! I used vinyl for the words, attached the painted owl and clothespins, and called it done!!
I picked up the clipboards at Walmart. They are $1.44 each there. That was about $.44 more than I wanted to pay, but after finding cheaper ones online and paying shipping, it would have come out to be about the same price per board. I also used this paper pad from Walmart and some Mod Podge.
I Mod Podged one paper to the back of each clipboard. I did two of each pattern. I figured that I could use this to group students also. I'd have them all select a board and then tell them to find their partner by finding the person whose pattern paper matches theirs.
I chose the flat clip clipboards so that they would nestle nicely into this container. I bought this container two summers ago to use for my sister's baby shower. I'm glad I have an official use for it now. I used some black vinyl to label it up and called it finished also!
Thanks for looking. I'm off to enjoy the last little bit of summer with my little guy!!!