Monday, July 1, 2013

Made it Monday- floral table signs

If there is one classroom purchase I love above all others it is my new laminator! I saw them at Walmart for $25.97 with packs of 50 pouches for around $10 and wanted to see if I could find them a little bit more reasonably online. Well Amazon, you came through for me again! I got the laminator and a pack of 100 8.5x11 pouches for about $40! The pouches are thicker than the laminating rolls we use at school, so everything comes out sturdier.  I could not be happier with it!

4th Grade Frolics

I am linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for my first Made it Monday! Since I have so much more space in my new classroom, I will be putting a bookshelf with each of my clusters of student desks. I wanted some kind of sign for each table and this is what I finally decided on.

I found these metal containers at a local craft store on clearance for $1.50, but didn’t like the crazy patterns. (Naturally I forgot to take a picture of said crazy patterns.. they were pretty wild, trust me!)
I covered them with polka dot scrapbook paper and added the ribbon at the corners and top. I would love to say that the ribbon was purely for decoration, but let’s face it, there is very little that I struggle with more than getting paper to go over corners nicely with mod podge! I think the ribbon hides all of the little imperfections nicely.

Then I added some styrofoam and moss and arranged the flowers, leaving a gap in the top for the sign. I designed the sign on the computer and used my fancy new laminator (Did I mention that I love it?) to make them sturdier. I attached the signs to thin dowels and stuck them in the pots.

 I really like how they turned out and can’t wait to see them in the new room!


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  2. So cute!! I love those containers and the flowers will make your room bright!

    AmyThe Resource(ful) Room

  3. What a cute way to decorate your student's tables! So cheery and bright!
    Short and Sassy Teacher