Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It! {June 16, 2014}

Another Monday means another Monday Made It! Don't forget to link up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for this fun weekly summer linky!

http://www.4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2014/06/monday-made-it-summer-week-3.html

The past two summers, I have had multiple "made its" to share each week, but since I am keeping my current classroom theme (for the first time in 10 years), I don't have a whole lot that I have to make.  Instead, I'm making a few things that I want to make.  In other words, I'm adding to my theme.  And, can I just say that I love this!  I can craft at my leisure instead of feeling the pressure to redo everything.

As most of you know, my classroom is rock star themed, inspired by Schoolgirl Style.  My take is a bit different than hers, but she definitely inspired my choice.  The base colors (OK, prints) that I use are black and white polka dot and zebra stripe with pops of turquoise and pink.  I love my crazy polka dot and zebra combo and decided to decorate this to hang on the wall behind my teacher desk!

Sorry about the glare in this photo.

I love it!  It is so simple, but it will look great on the small bit of wall that I have behind my work area.

I started out by painting the letter with black acrylic paint (I sanded it first).  Then, I used the eraser end of a pencil (never been used so it was still nice and flat) to create the white polka dots (also used acrylic paint).


Then, I sprayed a clear sealant over the whole letter.  I love this sealant from Mod Podge.  Pricey, but it goes a long way (and, that's what coupons are for).


I plan to hang it on the wall using 3M velcro strips.


Don't forget to check out all the Monday Made It creations!
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6 comments:

  1. Your polka dots turned out PERFECT!!! You definitely have a steady hand!!!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. So cute! My whole room is in zebra, it's my favorite!

    oodlesofteachingfun

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  3. I love the A and I am going to use your idea. My daughter is decorating her first classroom! As soon as she finalizes her colors I am gonna get to work making stuff!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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  4. That is just fantastic! Looks like a pro painted it. Of course, I love the black and zebra print bow! Will you make one for me too? Smiles! You have inspired me to do a little Monday making too. Thanks Aimee!

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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