Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Made It- August 10th

Ahhh.  My last week of summer vacation has arrived. *Insert solemn music here* I am getting my classroom ready as well as all of my curriculum for the school year this week. Fun! But for now, I'll show you what I made this past week!

I'm very excited about my pretty new student mailbox. I was pretty sick of the ugly green hanging files, so I covered them with scrapbook paper and added pretty new labels. Each side of the hanging file took one half sheet of black 12x12 paper on the bottom, and one sheet of patterned 12x12 paper on the top. I wasn't sure how much it would take to do the job, and could have made things a lot easier by getting enough patterned paper. But I didn't.... so I improvised. I added some white vinyl letters to the front of the file box using the silhouette, and done. Love, love, love the way it turned out.

This little stool sits at my writing area. The spray paint keeps chipping off, so I added some vinyl polka-dots and dressed it up. I seriously need my own Silhouette Cameo. Are you listening Santa? Or I could even partner with Silhouette America. I'm not picky. =)

Thanks to hosting #SPEDChatSaturday, I was able to get my mainstream notebooks ready for the school year. If you're a special ed teacher and want to see how I use these at the start of the school year, check out Saturday's post

This year I'm going to be coming up with 101 ways to use Post-it notes since I have a *slight* surplus in the classroom. (Due to my inability to check my whole cabinet before deciding I didn't have enough when I ordered supplies. I now have 1000's of them. No joke!) So I made these fun little IEP reminder sticky notes as well as my contact information on sticky notes for the mainstream teachers I work with. You can find these IEP reminders here on TpT as a freebie.

This is my favorite project from the week. It's obviously not for the classroom, but for home. I'm not a fancy, lots of jewelry kinda girl. But I have been adding to my collection recently and am trying to dress outfits up a bit more. So I needed a place to store all of my earrings and necklaces. I bought this $3.99 frame at the Goodwill. I spray painted it. My husband added some knobs and cut down the chicken wire for me. (By the way, the knobs cost more than the rest of the supplies combined! Geesh!) I added a little fabric to the back to match my bedroom. I love the way it turned out! Now clearly I need some more earrings to fill up all that empty space!

Okay, I'm on the home stretch. We'll see if I can get any real projects done this week with setting up the classroom and savoring the last few days of summer! That cute fabric garland is still on the to-do list!


  1. I love your stool! I repaired a stool too but yours looks eons better than mine!
    I love how everything is just black and white - it looks really crisp and clean.

    Teaching Voracious Learners

  2. I love the black and white theme. The mailboxes and stool look so classy. I like the idea of using the post-it as a printed reminder. Good idea!

    My Bright Blue House

  3. I love your jewelry hanger!! I have always wanted to make one of those and now I may just have to make it soon :)

  4. Genius on the file folders. I think I might do this with my absent work hanging files and my massive stash of scrap paper.

    Kovescence of the Mind

  5. Your mailbox are beautiful! I love your author stool- you had me fooled that you don't have a Cameo! Projects like yours make me think I need one too.

    A Very Curious Class

  6. Why can't everything I make ever be as cute as everything you make? I'm going to tell Jerm that Andy made your whole jewelry hanging frame so he can make me one and I can borrow it for MY Monday Made! I go back tomorrow...officially....I'm not ready yet for that.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'