Monday Made It!

August 27, 2012
Hi Friends! Whew! Week one down. A whole lot more to go. I spent my first weekend prepping more centers and working on newsletters and other misc. things for my classroom. I am one exhausted teacher. It has been raining non- stop here too so the kids have not been able to go outside and play. I feel bad for them. Each day they look at me with their bright eyes and ask if they can go outside. Boo to rainy days!!

Anyhow, I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics to share with you some things I made for my class. My to- do list is a mile long & I am thrilled to get a few of these things off of my list.

Project 1: My Crayola Pencil Cube

My old one just wasn't cutting it so it was about time I made a new one. I purchased the pencil cube on sale for $4 at Office Max.

The final product- I added ribbon and mod podge. A fun & easy craft!

Project #2- More Pencil Holders

Sorry I didn't take pictures of each step. I wanted to make some pen holders for the secretaries at my school so I whipped these up real quick. I recycled my cans after some scrapbook paper around and added a ribbon. This took me about 15 minutes.

Project #3- Crayon Wreath
This was actually my second attempt- I wasn't too happy with the first one. I'm not quite done, I still need to some ribbon and spice it up a bit. I didn't want to align the crayons in any particular order, so I just dumped out the box grabbed 'em and glued 'em down.

I used mod podge again

On another note, my blog makeover is in it's final stages!!! YIPEE! There are just a few minor tweaks that need to be made. It's been such a long road for me finding a design that truly "screamed me", if that makes any sense. I've spent countless hours scouring the web for a design that I loved. Whenever I found something that I loved, the designer either had a long waiting list, or it was way out of my price range. While I liked my other design, I just wasn't "over the moon" with it.

But this time around, I completely love it. Terri from The Creative Apple is amazing to work with! I found her through Alicia from the Bubbly Blonde. Terri is a teacher herself so I knew I would be supporting our wonderful circle of friends. As soon as my makeover is complete I plan to celebrate by throwing a fun giveaway. So make sure to check back soon!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Wow! You have been busy:) Love it all! Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Love your new pencil box! Also, your secretaries will loves those pencil holders!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. FABULOUS ideas! Now I really need to get busy (:

    Granny Goes to School

  4. Your crayon crafts are too cute and your blog design is precious!!

    The Learning Tree

  5. Love your crayon pencil cube! So cute!!

    KinderKids Fun

  6. I am just learning how to use Mod Podge. Thanks for sharing. This is just the inspiration I need!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  7. Wow! Love these crayon crafts- especially the crayon box. You must have lots of patience!
    Conversations in Literacy

  8. All of your projects are so pretty! I love them! I'd also like to invite you to my new linky called "Fun Friday". It is all about the fun things we do in our classrooms. I'd love for you to stop by and link up (even if it is not on Friday).

    Teaching Fourth

  9. The pencil cube came out perfectly! Thanks for the ideas :) I'm a new follower!

  10. I love EVERYTHING about your crayons! I've always wanted to make that wreath. Very creative! Thanks for sharing :) I'm your newest follower and new to the blog world .Come check out my kinder blog at


  11. Love those pencil boxes. I was the same way when finding my new blog format-I had something in my head that I wanted but had trouble finding it. Can't wait to see your new design. :)


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