Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made-It: Buttons, Binders & Frames, oh MY!

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made-It!! I was here and there last week visiting my family and some friends, so I didn't actually work on any school stuff. BUT, we got back yesterday morning and I spent the evening in front of Netflix working on these quick projects.
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 I very conveniently happened to run out of Clorox wipes yesterday afternoon and remembered this cute freebie I had seen! Love this for keeping Box Tops in one, organized place. Normally my kids toss them on my desk and I *may* have lost some before...but this way they can be responsible for putting them in here. I just laminated the sign and hot glued it to the bottle...a very quick 2 minute project!

Get the FREE Box Tops sign from Sliding Into Second Grade here!

These were another awesome freebie I had seen on a blog!! Unfortunately, I bought the wrong size buttons!! AND of course I broke one of the three buttons trying to take them apart. Nevertheless, I love, love, LOVE these adorable buttons. I can't wait to let my students wear them when they've done something particularly awesome! :)

Grab these printables from All Students Can Shine here!! You can buy the buttons from Michaels.

This has got to be my favorite project I worked on last night! It is absolutely nothing fancy...in fact, my binder doesn't even have a cover page yet. I've had pictures, letters and cards from my students tucked into my filing cabinet. I finally brought them all home and slipped a lot of them into sheet protectors. I just wanted to keep some of the sweet notes and pictures to remind me why I love teaching!! Hopefully on a rough day, I can glance through this and it will make it just a little better.

I know we've all seen these adorable "First Day" frames floating around Pinterest. Well I was walking through Michaels with my 25% coupon and decided to make one on a whim. I love how it turned out!! I just grabbed these bright letter stickers, a frame (on clearance!), and a couple of wooden pieces (I'm drawing a blank on what I should call those little apples and bus pieces! ;)). Then I just stuck the stickers onto cardstock I had at home to make it sturdy, laminated it, and hot glued everything to the frame. Another easy project!! 

I'm thinking about reattaching the "First" part using velcro so that I can switch it out when I need to (for something else like "100th" day of school). I also read a good tip somewhere to make sure the letters don't go over the bottom edge, since you will have to store the frame sitting on one of its sides. Great tip ;)

My sweet husband modeled it for me ;)

Thanks for stopping by!! Check out my previous post for a GIVEAWAY that's going on until Tuesday night, and if you're a blogger feel free to link-up with us to let us know what's in your shopping cart for today's big TPT sale!!!! :)


11 comments :

  1. Omgoodness, what a sweet husband you have! haha your craft turned out very cute:)
    Have a great week! This project is on my list with the many other things I have to get done, Eek!
    -Kayla
    Kayla in the Classroom

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    1. Haha, yes, he's the best! ;) Good luck with your projects!!! I only have a few days left before I'm back to school, I'm trying to cram in what I can!

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  2. That's a GREAT idea to use the 1st day frame for other important days!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

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    1. Thank you! It's a good thought now, we'll see if I can remember it once the craziness of the school year is in full swing. ;)

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  3. I did one of those frames for my kindergarten last year and parent's loved it! I was going to do it for the last day of school, too, and then email to parents, but with the last day being the LAST day, it just never happened. See you around! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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    1. That's such a cute idea!! I completely understand about not getting to it though...the whole last WEEK of school seems like a blur!

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  4. The frame looks great - it's something I wanted to do last year but never got round to. I kept all my notes in a folder too this year - it's lovely to have somewhere to put them straight away rather than them getting lost on my desk!
    Growing Little Learners

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    1. I wanted to do the frame last year too...it was a very easy and quick project if you're looking to doing one this year!

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  5. Your frame looks great! I made a frame as well and can't wait to snap some pics with it! Some of those box tops are so small they can't help but get lost.
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

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    1. Thank you! :) Can't wait to get those first day of school pictures taken. :)

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  6. Well hello there! The Love Notes binder is such a sweet idea! And that picture frame! So fun!

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