It’s getting to be that point in the summer where I start feeling excited about the upcoming school year and start working on school related projects. I decided to link up to Made It Monday for the first time and share what I have been working on. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen these.
These aren’t really a new idea. I’ve seen these around for quite awhile now. I think I first pinned something about glitter clothespins over a year ago. I finally decided to go for it and make some of my own. I was going to use my Michaels coupon and get the $29.99 Martha Stewart delicious looking glitter but then I saw packs of Recollections glitter on an end cap for $4.99. The Martha Stewart set had 24 colors. The Recollections sets had 24 colors also. I opted for the cheaper Recollections glitter – 48 colors total for $10.00! I am a rainbow fanatic so I really wanted a good assortment of colors. Sorry Martha, but you didn’t have as many colors for me.
I used the glitter, clothespins, Mod Podge, and Krylon Clear Acrylic Sealer to make these beauties.
I painted a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the clothespin and then over a paper plate dumped glitter all over the glue. I tapped off the excess and then bent my plate and funneled the extra glitter back into the tube. After making 41 clothespins this is the glitter I had left over.
I have TONS left! It looks like I barely even used any! I could make a zillion more of these! I’m definitely making more. It didn’t take long at all to make them. I plan on gluing tacks onto the back and sticking some up on my bulletin boards at school. I also might hang a clothesline in my room this year like my two teammates do to hang student work on. I also might slap some magnets on the back of these babies and put them on my fridge at home.
Lesson Planner Easel
Okay, so I didn’t technically make the entire easel but I’ll tell you what I did. I saw a teacher (and I can’t remember who!! If you know who it was, let me know!) who posted this cute pink easel she found at Hobby Lobby and she mentioned using it for her Erin Condren Lesson Planner. I thought it was a cute idea so when I was at Hobby Lobby this weekend I looked for one. I walked all over that entire store multiple times trying to find the darn thing. I finally found ONE in a clearance aisle for $3.00. I snatched it up and then realized it was missing one of the gemstones.
No worries! I decided to buy some gemstones so I could add one where the one at the top was missing. They didn’t have any pink ones, so I went with the iridescent sparkly ones. I thought about leaving the pink one in the center and placing the clear iridescent ones around the center but decided to do the whole thing with the clear ones.
The easel brand new cost $14.99. Mine ended up costing $10.00 after getting it on sale and buying the new gemstones. I can’t wait to use it this year at school!
I finished up this CVC Scoot game just yesterday. It’s the Short E edition to compliment the Short A and Short I games I already made. It was tough to come up with 30 short e words that I could also find a good picture to go with so a few words actually end with -ll (bell, well, sell). I can’t wait to use this with my students this upcoming school year!
I’m working on a few more things for my classroom but they aren’t quite ready to share yet! Don’t forget – you can follow me on Instagram to see pictures of things I’m working on and things I am doing this summer!