If you happen to "like" Mrs. D's Corner on Facebook, you'll *hopefully* have seen that I was having some major Flash Freebies last week. I designed a Tribal Herringbone theme that I absolutely have fallen in love with and have decided to use as my classroom theme for the upcoming school year. Having made that major teacher-life decision so early on, I got a jump start on classroom decor and a few binders to use (those were the Flash Freebies)!
Jeffrey (my husband) and I haven't yet moved into our new house (*10 days... I can now count the days on two hands! YIPPEEE!!), so about twice a week I try to get out of this hotel room for a few hours. Last week, Target and Michaels were on the list. It's kind of crazy how I can go into a store like either one of those for one thing (yep, only 1) and come out with 4 Monday Made It ideas. Yep 4.
Lucky for me (and you!), I just couldn't say no and had 3 more projects to tackle. So do you want the good news or the bad news first?!
I mean, how often do you find all the perfect ingredients and it actually turn out the way you want? *
I tried to hammer them flat. I really did. I used the table, a metal block, and even the pin board on the wall in the hotel. Nothing. Still concave.
In the heat of the moment, and no wanting to feel defeated, I decided to just use the super glue and glue the stickers to the top. My train of thought went something like this: "It's super glue, it won't come off. Don't touch the sticky glue, I need all 10 fingers today. Sweet, this stuff is working. The stickers fit perfect. Oh man, I got glue on my finger... don't touch anything! Alright, let's sit the tacks upside-down so they don't come off. Phew, that was easy!"
What am I thinking now? Stupid super glue isn't all that super after all, but I did manage to save my manicure and I still have all of my fingers. FAIL. * I'm only going to mark this as a fail for now because I am determined to make these work! *
Total investment: around $10 in supplies (stickers $3.99 from Michaels, glue ~$3.50 and tacks ~$3.25 from Target)
I don't remember where the idea for this project came from. Honestly, I think I just wanted to buy pretty ribbon and bam! Idea! Let's make a decorative tote / bin / storage container for my lesson plans (since I plan on being a studious 5th year teacher, ya know, and plan 2 weeks ahead... I'll let you know how that works out).
I've ordered some gray hanging file folders for inside, and some gray file folders for inside of those folders. I plan on making cover pages for the inside folders, laminating them, and then using them to store 2 weeks worth of lesson plans.
Seeing as how I changed my mind 3 times before deciding on a classroom color scheme, I'm sure this bin will change before the school year. Either way, it will have a useful purpose! :)
Total investment: around $21 (ribbon: $2-4 at michaels, bin $7 at Staples)
Until next time,