Monday, August 13, 2012

My lil DIY Projects & Birthday Goodies

Hey all! This will be a quick lil post because this is my first official day for the 2012-13 school year! Yikes! I'll admit it...did NOT like the sound of that alarm clock this morning! Could someone please invent a soothing sound that could gently wake you up??? I'm telling you that buzzing sCrEEEEching noice that echos from my alarm clock is enough to give me a darn heartattack!!! Well, the good news is...it did wake me up... AND... I didn't actually have a heartattack AND...I had a few minutes to share a few of my last minute DIY projects. The first one is my "Kiss your Brain" treat bucket...
I just LOVE LOVE Dr. Jean's "Kiss your Brain" song & can't wait to hand out these kisses when I find someone that is working super-hard and deserves to kiss their brain! I made it with a mini-paint can that I found at Michaels, then added cutsie letter stickers & hot glued a big ole bow around the can! WahLah!! I love the small size can-I can actually fill it up with Hershey's Kisses without spending a fortune. I can't take the credit for this cute idea...saw it on Pinterest {during one of my 3am "Pinterest Cruises"!} I also wanted to make some lil back-to-school gift for my own kiddos to give to their teachers......

Click the pic to download a copy of my dry erase board background {w/o name at top}
the "Picture Frame Dry Erase Board"! These are soooo easy to make...just print out a sheet to put in the frame & hot glue a cute bow on it and you're DONE! I found the little bright-colored dry erase markers at Target {they even have a little eraser on the top-very handy!} I kinda wondered how a dry erase marker would work on the glass...well....it works great! My kids are really excited to take them to their teachers!

And the last lil thing that I want to show you today is my birthday balloon treats...
I used glow sticks for the sticks on the balloons {Michaels had a package of 15 Glo Sticks for $1!} I found that cute lil black bucket in the Target Dollar Bins {they also had pink, blue & silver buckets...how did Target know what colors I was using in my classroom this year!?!?} I attached the Glo Stick with tape & added curling ribbon then stuck them in my lil bucket filled with crinkle cut shedded paper...Happy Birthday to you! Well, thats it for today...I'm off to school to finish up my hall bulletin board & get everything together for Open House. I'll be sure to grab my camera so I can share my classroom pics with you! Don't forget-everything in my TpT shop is on sale right now & TpT is offering an additional 10% off! {Use PROMO CODE: BTS12} HURRY...Sale ends tonight!

Happy Monday!!!

26 comments:

  1. I just added your Kiss Your Brain treat jar to my list of things to do!
    So cute!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  2. I love that expression: "kiss your brain".
    Good luck today!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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  3. Would there be a way for you to email me a copy of your dry erase background with the top of it blank? I would love to make one for my kid's teacher, too. My email is sheryl.spears1011@gmail.com. Thanks so much. Sheryl

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  4. I'd be willing to pay for a copy, too, but I did not see a copy in either one of your stores for TN or TPT. I would love, love, love a copy someway! These are so adorable! What a great idea. Thanks again.
    Sheryl

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    1. Just posted a copy on Google docs-just click the pic above!

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  5. I agree with Sheryl! I love the dry erase board paper! I would love if it would be possible for you to make it a google doc freebie!

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    1. You got it girl! Just click the pic above for your blank copy! :)

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  7. I love your "kiss your brain" jar! What a sweet way to let your kids know you are "noticing" them:) Your dry erase frames are brilliant, too! What a great gift idea! I hope your first day went well:) I also wanted to let you know that I purchased a few of your units during the sale and I posted them on my blog with a link to your store. I am always super happy with your units!
    Natalie
    www.nataliesnook123.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your DIY projects! Would you mind posting the ORIGINAL Pinterest link that gave you inspiration? It's just nice to give credit to the source. :)

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    1. Oh my! I think this is where I saw one of the Kiss your Brain jars, but there are oodles of them out there! Try www.lewislearninglibrary.blogspot.com or just search on Pinterest! The dry erase board idea was inspired by a Weekly Menu Board that was posted here: http://www.makeandtakes.com/wipe-off-weekly-menu-board
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  9. It is really nice collection gifts. I will use them for Send gifts to Pakistan and send gifts to my friend.

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  10. I love love love the font at the top of dry erase boards, what is it? I am planning on making these for the other teachers that I teach with and would like to make it complete with the font that you used!!!

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  11. That font is actually clipart that I purchased from Digital Doodles.

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  12. Love this idea...and no candy involved. I've seen it before made with Pixie Sticks! I think I have enough Glo-Sticks in the closet at school to make these for my class this year!!!

    Carrie
    C&C Teach First

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