Monday, August 5, 2013

Rockin' Decor and More {Monday Made It}

Yay!  It's Monday...time for Tara's Monday Made It linky!!

 

I have a few made its to share today.  The first is this little wood plaque that I painted.  I was walking through one of the wood/paint aisles at Michael's (looking for something totally unrelated to my classroom) and there it was, just calling to me.  At $3, I threw it in the cart along with some black glitter (acrylic) paint.  I simply painted one coat of plain black as the base and then several coats of the black sparkle on top of that.  It doesn't photograph well, but I hope you get the idea.




My next made it is also full sparkly goodness!


Eek!  I am loving these guitars!  The inspiration for them came from Schoolgirl Style.

I used these materials to make them. Those sparkly rolls are wrapping paper! Everything is from Michael's (the guitar cut outs came in a set of six and were on clearance for 99 cents!).


I used the sponge brush to cover one side of the guitar with Mod Podge and then I set it "gluey" side down to the back of the sparkly wrapping paper and let it dry over night.


Next, I cut the excess paper off.  I'm not going to lie, this part was tricky.  There are lots of curves and tight turns on those guitars, and as you know, wrapping paper isn't the strongest paper; cut slowly and carefully, if you try this.

Finally, I used my Cricut (I'm old school like that, no Silhouette Cameo in this household) to cut out a few black stars and glued them to each guitar.  I am loving these blingy guitars.  Here they are again, just because I love them so much.


Rock on!!

Finally, I made a few more sets of sight word flash cards (I ran out of paper and was only able to get these ones put together for now).  They are from the latest installment in my Flash On series.  I broke each set into two smaller sets because I didn't have any giant binder rings and I wanted a manageable amount of flash cards for my students to use in their "down time" as  I am going to put these out for my fast finishers (the set includes 5 different cover options for each set of cards).


Toodles!
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6 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use wrapping paper! Looks great.

    -Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to put them on display very soon. Thanks for commenting!

      Aimee

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  2. You are a crafting machine! I love all your projects! Your kids are going to ROCK this year!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. Thank you! I am going to make one more guitar and then my collection will be complete. Stay tuned (for the classroom reveal) to see what I did with the rest of the pink sparkle paper....

      Toodles!!

      Aimee

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  3. These are adorable!!! Great work! I hope you came over and registered for my giveaway! :)

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  4. Love, love, love, love, love, love the ROCK and guitars. I need to check into this at Michael's. My rockstars would dig this for sure!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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