Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It!

This is my first official "Monday Made It" linky with 4th Grade Frolics! Be sure to link up with her and show off your Monday Made It!
Ok, so I am a Pin-aholic.. is that a word? Well, anyway I love all the amazing ideas I find on Pinterest. So for this week's "Monday Made It" I got my first idea to create a "No Name" paper holder. My actual product is slightly different from the original. The link to the inspiration came from 3rd Grade Thoughts, and hers is just as cute, if not cuter :)

However, I took a cheaper more economical way out. Instead of buying wooden letters and paint I found a cute, 11x14 red frame at the local dollar general on clearance for $2, BONUS! I already had the clothes pins, but they have them at dollar general in red, yellow, and blue if you do not have any and do not want to paint them. I hot glued (my favorite way to adhere things) the clothes pins to the frame. After some scrapbook paper and punch out letters, this is my finished product:

I am excited for this! No need to leave little holes all over my bulletin boards :)

My other Monday Made It item is for all those little notes, drawings, and inspirational goodies we get from our little lovelies. I also got this idea from Pinterest. You can find the link here, at Lesson Plan Diva. This way it isn't all over the desk or pinned on the wall. I will probably keep mine by my desk, but one pinner suggests to keep it in your class library for others to look at :)

I used sparkly foam letters on mine (that I had laying around in my landfill massive craft supply).
I had fun making these cute things for my classroom and will be even more excited to get it INTO my class next week!

8 comments:

  1. Love your crafts! I made a love notes binder, too! :)

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    1. Thank you! <3
      Have a fantastic day!
      ~Amy

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  2. That is my favorite kind of craft: easy and cheap.

    I love the idea for a love notes binder. =)

    Thank you for sharing.


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. I know, right?! It can get really expensive creating all those goodies! But I am excited to use it, last year I had little notes all over my desk, this way I can keep them and not feel guilty that I am not displaying them :)
      ~Amy

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  3. LOVE the "Love Binder"! I must make my own! Thank you for sharing!

    ~Sara~
    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

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    1. Absolutely! That is what we do, right? :)
      ~Amy

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  4. This is probably the BEST idea I've seen all summer-the binder to keep the "stuff" that kids give!!!! I have GOT to make this! I was just looking at some of the stuff that is piled up on the back counter of my classroom. :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. Awesome! It's very simple and cheap to make! The best part is that it frees up space on your desk :)
      ~Amy

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