Monday Made It and some Fab Finds!

I was able to get several projects finished up this weekend and can't wait to share them with you! So here we go...

First up, a simple project, labeling some cute little baskets using the Boho Bird labels and stickers I got from Carson Dellosa.
There are some things I like to keep handy for math lessons and games, last year I found myself looking around the room for them way too much, so this year I want them to have a home! These baskets came from Dollar Tree, 2 for a dollar and they are perfect for keeping small quantities organized for small groups!

Next up, I have a spur of the moment craft! I didn't plan for this one, but while in Hobby Lobby I found a cute canvas on sale 90% off, only $1.50 and I thought to myself that could be something really cute, so I grabbed it. I found some Sharpie paint pens on sale at Michaels for 39 cents each and came up with a plan!
I painted the canvas with yellow acrylic paint, it took a couple of coats to cover the basketball and you can still see the circle of glitter a little (it's more visible in the picture than it was in person)! I added one of my favorite quotes with the black paint pen, an dots with other colors to match my classroom! It's not perfect, I just free hand drew them but I love how it turned out! I added a bird sticker too, just pulling in the class theme!

The real reason I was in hobby lobby was to pick up some fabric! I wanted to recover a directors chair that I picked up at a yard sale for 50 cents! A great find I was thrilled about, except it was black with a Pepsi One logo on it, easy fix with the right fabric, and I love how it turned out!!
It was really easy to recover and I think it will be a wonderful addition to my classroom!

The last project I did was a little different! I shared last week the bowl I am using for daily warm ups and I was also looking for a way to easily store and handout reviews at the end of the day! I picked up this napkin holder (commercial version from Gordon Foods) at the free teacher store in our area a while back thinking I would find some way to use it! I came up with this and it works perfectly!!!
It was easy to decorate, it had signs inside I took them out and replaced them with scrapbook papers in my classroom colors. I made the label that says take one using the Boho bird labels and stickers again. For the papers to come out correctly I had to cut them in half (hot dog style) and fold them in half (hamburger style) then overlap them with each other, once I placed them inside one comes out and the next pops up!! It was easy to create reviews in 2 columns and then cut them apart! Can't wait to use it with my kiddos, maybe they will actually want to do review problems now!! I doubt it, but maybe!!

While I was shopping for all my crafting goods I found some fabulous things I wanted to share too!
These fun finds came from Dollar Tree, see how little they are, they are retractable! I picked up a fly swatter and a back scratcher to use as a pointer. I love that they can be small for when we are working at the table close to one another and extend pretty far for a long reach!! Hopefully they hold up in the classroom!!
I picked up  these fun pencils at Target, I love the "school" themed ones, and the other have sayings on them "great job" "nice work" etc. I am going to put them in my pencil dispenser as rewards! So cute!!
Finally, I got these great books (level 3 readers) each for a dollar in the Target Dollar Spot! They were great reads, the president and bill of rights were very well written and I think will be very helpful to my students in social studies this year!

Back to school shopping is just getting started for me, I am sure I'll be back with more fabulous goodies before long!

Don't forget to stop by Tara's Blog and check out all the amazing things people are making for their classrooms!
Happy Monday!


  1. love your ideas and the directors chair is AMAZING!!!

    Hodges Herald

  2. Love what you did with the napkin holder!
    Rock Stars At Work

  3. Fifty cents for the chair, and now it looks like a million dollars! Great find and great fix. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. What wonderful deals! I love the fabric on the chair.

  5. Goodness! You did find some great things!!! I love it all...although you did cover up my favorite sport on the canvas. Hee hee! :-)

    Teaching Little Miracles

  6. Wow! You have been very busy! Everything looks great! I love the chair.
    Great finds and even better repurposing!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  7. Wow! You've been busy! I have those same little bins from The Dollar Tree!

  8. Wow! The director's chair looks fabulous and I love the canvas you were able to reuse!

  9. Your chair looks so nice - great job!
    I haven't even peeked in our Target yet - I'm scared I'll see too many things I want :)
    Enjoy your week

  10. Help! I want to do the same to my dull chair. How did you do it?

    1. LaSean I used Heatbond, seam tape that you iron on to adhere the fabric right over to fabric was already on there, It was super easy!

  11. Help! I want to do the same to my dull chair. How did you do it?


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