Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My WILD {& So Fun} CaNoPY is Finished...Check It Out!!!

I am soooo excited to have finally finished the canopy for my classroom door! I've been working on this little {well I thought it was going to be a little project}for about a week. Since my theme is jungle this year, I made the canopy out of zebra-print and was going to try to trim it with that grass skirt stuff UNTIL...I read Babbling Abby's post on Sunday. She made the absolute cutest banner I've ever seen!!! That's when I got the idea to trim my canopy with a banner. So, on Monday guess what I did...YEP! I made another trip to Wal-Mart AND Hobby Lobby AND the Teacher Store AND Target!!! Whew! I was kid-free that day so I took advantage of it. Don't get me wrong-love my kiddos 7 year-old son transforms into some type of uncaged wild animal when he walks through the door of Hobby Lobby!!! YIKES!!! Anyway, check out the goodies that I found! Oh Ya!!!
Ok, so I finally finished up this canopy and it turned out soooo gosh diggity wild & cute!!!!
Thanks so much Abby for inspiring the finishing touch on this project!!! Be sure to check out her awesome blog-The Inspired Apple. Don't look too close cuz I just grabbed a couple of clips and clipped it to my curtains to see how it looked. Well, here it is...

I'm sure it will be much cuter on my classroom door than it is on my living room window!!! {My son walked in and said, "I love our new curtains Mom!!!" Oh, to be 7!!!} I can't wait to take it to my classroom!!! {10 more days til I can work in my room-that floor waxin' thing is going on now.} I'll be sure to post more pics when I get it all set up with my jungle vines, palm tree, monkeys and a pink flamino!

My next project...those Adorable lil Crate Stools! Have you seen those?


  1. That turned out so cute! I'm partial to zebra print too. :) The crate seats are on my "to-do" list as well.

    WILD About First Grade!

  2. I just made some crate seats! Check out my blog to see how cut they turned out :)


  3. Omiword, the RIC RAC! I die!!!! I love the little embellishments you added - totally going to do that to mine!!!

  4. I about flipped when I found that HUGE ric rac! It was 50% off at Hobby Lobby-that was only $1.50 for 3 yds! I just love it when you can find those FaBuLouS steals!!!

  5. I would love to know how you made it. It is super cute!!!!

  6. Thanks so much for the comments! I will try to put together the directions for making this canopy and {hopefully} get it posted by the weekend!
    Christie :)

  7. I absolutely love this!!! I'm going to have to make something to fit my class theme! :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Very cute!!! My room is mostly zebra and bright green. I should try this! Maybe over the calendar area? hmmm... good luck with the crate seats! I bought bright green crates and used zebra print last year and they are AWESOME!
    Counting with Coffee

  9. That is the cutest door canopy I've ever seen. Well made and very creative.