Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Made it... Fabric Chandeliers

Last week my Teacher Besties came over and we did what we love, CRAFT!!!  We made fabric chandeliers (this is what the gentleman at Joann's called them and I just love the name).  

We bought lots of different fabrics.  Our goal was to each make 2 fabric chandeliers.  To be honest, I didn't think we bought enough fabric.  Here are the colors we bought. 
Thank goodness for coupons!! Joann's let us use all of our coupons and we hit the jackpot with a 20% off your total purchase.  

Now it was time to measure, cut, tear, and tie.  First, we had to cut the edges.  We decided we wanted our pieces to be 18 inches long (this allows for 9 inches on both sides once you tie).  I measured and drew the lines on the fabric while Kristen and Jamie cut. This took awhile.  

After we had our 18 inch pieces cut, we then needed to make small 2 inch cuts.  This makes it easy to tear your strips.  Here is Kristen tearing (I just love this picture). 

After we were done tearing our 2 inch strips, we soon realized we had WAYYYY too much fabric.  Look at all of our fabric! Yikes!!!

Next, we played around with the strips to see which order we loved most.  We made it easy and just put the piles in an assembly line.  

Our burlap string was about 95 inches long.  We each used 5 sets of strips.  We had plenty to each make 2.  Kristen and I ended up making one for the front of our desks.  Here is the final product. Don't you just love?!

A little advice, if you make these you don't need that much fabric.  If you're making one on your own, you probably only need a half a yard.  You can also buy scrap pieces at any fabric store and Walmart.   

Next week, I will be in Vegas at the I Teach 1st Conference.  I'm very excited and will be blogging about my fabulous trip.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday Made It... On Wednesday!

It's finally summer vacation! This is the first year that I'm not teaching summer school and I have to admit, it's nice having a break.  

I meant to post this on Monday {as you can tell from the title} but I never got around to it. So here is my Monday Made it (:

I'm starting to slowly prep for next year.  I saw this cute idea using Mason Jars to store pens, markers, pencils, erasers, etc. on Pinterest {where else do they have the most AMAZING ideas.}  I knew I wanted to make them.  Off I went bright and early Monday to find the supplies.  I have to admit I looked for large Mason Jars everywhere.  I finally found a pack of 6, half galloon jars, at Walmart.  They were only $11.50.  

It was time to find chalkboard frames. I didn't find what I had in mind but I did find some cute chalk frames that were on stakes.  

These were on sale at Michael's for $0.80! I couldn't pass these cute frames up.  I ended up taking the metal stakes off and there you have it, chalkboard frames!

It was time to spray paint the lids of the Mason Jars.  I used black spray paint.  I bought my cans at Joann's and used my teacher coupons. 

After the lids dried, it was time to put my jars togethers.  Here is the final product.

I can't wait to use these when school starts.  

On another note, I've been creating items for my classroom and decided to put them on TPT.  I created Daily Schedule Cards and Editable Name Plates.  There are two different styles.  Honestly, I love them both and don't know which ones I'm going to use.  Check out the products on my TPT Store by clicking on the pictures below.  

Thank you for dropping by and hope to be blogging next week too!