I'm excited to team up with Tara and 4th Grade Frolics again for another Monday Made It!
Every year I seem to forget having birthday "stuff" ready for kids so this year I am starting cheap, easy, and early! The new school I am going to does not allow parents sending food items for birthdays. (yay!) I was happy about that one! That means I probably can't pass out little goodies, either, if food related. I found these cute, colorful pencils at Target 18 count for $3.75.
I printed out "coupons" for a free late assignment...
...cut 2 slits at the top and bottom to insert the pencil and - D.O.N.E.! It just happened to work out that the colors I printed on matched the pencils! I didn't plan that but was super happy about it!
Anyone out there with a do-it-yourself husband? How about one that ropes you into helping with the construction stuff? When you are terrified? My husband is awesome and I try to help out when I can...but construction...up high? yikes! Yes. This is Made It #2 - shutters. You may remember my post a few back where my hubby was throwing the old shutters off our house to throw away. I grabbed a few and made stuff for my classroom with them:
Well, new shutters had to be made so I was called into the installation! He made REAL working shutters this time! They are not 100% complete but they are getting there. I didn't mind helping but...it involves holding things up on the roof...in 90 degree+ heat. Okay. I can't complain because he does it all the time. He made a nice platform off of our porch...
This is a view out the second story window.
Lee doesn't mind being up high. He climbs this ladder no prob to work on the gable:
I had a hard time just taking the picture without vomiting.
So - onto the platform...and the roof...I went. And...we got them hung! woo hoo! All that we have left is painting! (They will be the dark blue color in the one photo.)
I'm so excited that I finally figured out my Cricut and vinyl. I had the hardest time transferring the vinyl to objects without sticking it all over my hands. I finally googled ideas and - duh... transfer tape! It works WONDERFULLY!
First, my board was getting "dull" so I gave it new life with Krylon's Easy Tack:
I covered the edges of my board with construction paper. Painter's tape would be a better choice!
I bought these great note blocks from Staples for only $2.00!
Then...I cut my name and decorations out of vinyl.
Ta-da! Sorry - I forgot to take picture of the transfer tape!! I know! Sorry - but it did work!
I made a bunch of fans for my new room and wrote an early blog post about them. They turned our really pretty! READ IT HERE.
Two projects took almost no work. In this next one, I just used my Cricut to cut words for above my whiteboard on "wood" paper and glued them on black paper before cutting them out again!
FINALLY (I know, a long post!) this is a no make made it project! I found this Italian Sangria at Whole Foods (or the Nugget??) and had to buy it simply for the bottle! (My daughter loves Sangria so it was a win-win.) I took one of my flower pens and placed it in the top. So cute!
Here is a link to their web site.