Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monday Made it...but posted Wednesday :)

I am soooo disappointed in myself!  I was super pumped to share the little projects I managed to get finished last week for Tara's awesome Monday Made It linky, but time and the start of summer school made for a little procrastination (read my fingers pinched really close together LOL) and the post didn't get written until today.  Better late then never right?

Made it # 1 & 2
Hand-painted mason jars!  And a watermark! I am trying to find some new ways to organize classroom supplies besides the numerous plastic bins and drawers I already have, so thought I'd try out this little craft.  It was so easy and I LOVE how they turned out.  I wanted my jars to have a sea glass look but not end up looking as if they were painted.  The paint, instead use Elmer's glue, food coloring and a drop or two of water.  As you first put the colored glue solution on the jars looked kind of cloudy and I wasn't sure I was going to get the look I was going for, but once they dried they looked perfect!  My kids thought I bought them that way.
Made it #2 is my brand new watermark.  After watching Megan's super helpful video over at I Teach. What's your Superpower, I just had to try it.  I'm just tickled at how it turned out! :)

Made it #3- a remake/remodel:
A few weeks ago on Clutter Free Classroom, I read a post about black pocket charts.  I really loved the how the black seemed to make everything else on the charts stand out.  I looked at purchasing some new, but could not find the largest pocket chart that I use for mailboxes.  I'm a touch OCD when it comes to my decor, so if I couldn't do one chart I wasn't going to change.  Then I got the bright idea to try to paint the chart I had.  Two cans of black spray paint later, I have newly colored pocket charts.  I made some new numbered tags to match the blue and green that are the primary colors of my decor to finish it off.

It was a pretty productive week.  I have one more project in the works to share for next week hopefully.  I started teaching summer school this week, so my unlimited craft and leisure time has become limited.  That's it for now, off to get a little reading time in while it is still quiet at my house.