Monday Made It!

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is my first attempt at a linky party for Monday Made It!  I get so inspired by not only Pinterest, but looking at ALL the other creative blogs out there. Oh my. I sit and wonder how these teachers get so creative!

This past week I decided to make a new desk pad. I bought an old antique desk that I am refinishing for my classroom. I've been busy sanding and sanding. Tomorrow I start painting. As I considered my desk, I knew that I didn't want to get a desk all bright and painted white, then mess it all up at school. So I knew it needed a desk pad. I didn't want to buy a black one and saw somewhere to make my own - so I did!

I don't have pictures of the process. But basically:

  1. Purchase a mat board (I bought mine at Michael's)
  2. Pick out paper
  3. Purchase spray glue
  4. I covered the mat board with brown wrapping paper. I used the spray glue to glue it to the mat board.
  5. Spray glue scrapbook paper to the middle (or wherever you want it!)
  6. I used wasabi tape for the final border.
Here's how it turned out!

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  1. Hi, I am a new follower and am glad to have found you. I would love to have you link up to my "Blogs of Inspiration" page.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  2. Hi!
    I'm copying the blogger above, who happens to teach across the hall from me - LOL. I didn't even follow her here....I found you all by myself. I love your avatar and plan on checking out that website. I hope you have a chance to visit back (and enter my first giveaway).

  3. What a cute idea! Now I want one, guess I'll add it to my list to make:) I'm a new follower!!

    I'd love for you to buzz by sometime=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

  4. This is so cute! I need to make one for my room! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit my blog!
    Third Grade Love

  5. Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  6. Welcome to the linky:) Love your desk pad. It turned out great:) Thanks for linking up and hope you come back:)

    4th Grade Frolics