Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Made It with a Freebie and a Sale!

I am linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I have been super busy this week making things to share. I am redecorating my little girl's room to give her a BIG girl bed! I bought a vintage inspired iron bed from a sweet lady on Craigslist. I am in the process of making her a "tutu bedskirt". That should be interesting... hopefully my next Monday Made It.
I got to work on the easier projects this weekend. They involved more shopping than making but they turned out adorable! First, I made a silhouette of Addison for her wall:
Yes, I know...adorable! I mean her little nose... so cute! It was super easy. I bought that plaque from Joann's and just happen to have some hot pink spraypaint laying around to paint it. Then I took a profile picture of her and got it printed as a 5x7 from Walgreens. Cut out the profile. Paint one side of the photo (I chose the white side so the picture is actually in reverse from the original photo.) Last but not least: modge podge. I think I put 3 or 4 layers on it. I am in love with it! Think I might make some bigger ones of her and her brother to hang elsewhere in the house. (I am also thinking this would be a cute craftivity for the first week of school- will keep you posted!)

So, I used this silhouette to finish on this little collage for above her new big girl bed! 
This is not actually above the bed yet. But I think it will be in a similar layout to this. This was super easy to make. All you need is embroidery looms (got mine from Hobby Lobby) and some cute fabric (also from Hobby Lobby). I even have some fabric leftover to make another craft- not ready to reveal yet. It was hard deciding what other photo I should put on the other plaque. I went with Addison in her dress up clothes and a crown. After all, she is my little princess! 

One more craft I made, well actually finished. I started over Christmas for my parents and found it upstairs with my craft stuff because I never finished...
This cute doorhanger! I made one with a D for my door- I love it! So I made one for my parents. Takes a lot of hot glue, just to warn you ;)

Ok, I did actually make one thing for my classroom too. Remember the mustache duct tape I found. I wasn't going to let it just sit there...

I used it to make a little set of phonics phones. May make more... haven't decided yet, right now I am thinking that's enough for guided reading. Here is a little freebie for you...

Click the picture for a printable version. Into the mustache theme too? Click here to see my classroom decorating packet :)
I keep seeing the Keep Calm signs and thought what the heck... So here is my version :)

In addition to my craftiness, my sis and I went to the Flea Market this weekend. Nashville holds a big one once a month at the Fairgrounds. I love going to it! Even if you don't buy anything it is amazing to see the antiques. My sis bought Addison some super cute vintage sundresses. She did a little fashion show when we got home...
That middle one was just too cute not to share! Love this little girl! 
Oh and one more thing... 
Have a great week! 


  1. I love the mustache sign!!!! I'm definitely printing that out!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Using an actual picture of a child's profile, printing and cutting it out! So much easier than projecting and tracing! and I love what you did with the looms. I am kicking myself for throwing out 4 of them when I cleaned out my classroom in May :( Great ideas!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

  3. Your daughter is precious!!!! Love your little collection to hang over her bed:) I have been wanting to make a letter for my door for a while:) Your whisper phones are to cute....Farley from OH Boy 4th Grade would lose her mind over those!!!! Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Love these phones! can't wait to use it next year! I have some things you may like on my blog. And make sure you follow because I'll be doing a giveaway very soon!

    Kate :)

  5. Hi! I gave you and award! Come to my blog to pick it up!! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!!
    Krazy Kindergarten Teacher

  6. Your projects turned out amazing! That mustache tape is just amazing.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  7. I thought of you tonight while I was in Target. I found this interesting new display- I think it was geared toward collage age, but they have a clock with a mustache and mustache tattoos for your finger. You hold your finger under your nose and you have a cute little 'stache!
    :) Dana
    Stop by & visit me @ Fun in 1st Grade

    1. I am going to have to stop by Target! Thanks for thinking of me :)

  8. Love the phonics phones and the collage for over her bed. So vibrant!
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  9. I have been wanting to do mustaches and now I found my pack! I wasn't going to do anything to my classroom, but now...

  10. Love the mustache! You should wear one on the first day of school. Or at least do the finger one, and scratch your lip a lot. See how long it takes for them to notice ;)

    Oh, and guess what? I'm stalking you now, too! :P

    The {mis}adventures of first grade

  11. Thought you might enjoy my mustache duct tape project for my classroom! I may have to do the wrapping of my whisper phones next! :)