Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Made It!!

I can't believe it's Monday already, where did the time go! Well, while I've been braving the heat wave I've also been a crafty bee! (Kind of).

Once again I'm joining Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made It!! This week I "made" two things. I'm using the quotation marks because one I actually made the other I made using VistaPrint.

I recently found out that VistaPrint was not actually a scam. While listening to Pandora or Hulu I would always get annoyed when the VistaPrint commercials came on because...really 10 bucks for 250 business cards???? What's the catch? However, I found out there is NO catch, so I made myself some homework passes to use for next year!

Super cute right?! The owl was one of their stock images too! I love them, and I even got matching address labels that I'm going to use for my library books! I'm excited for them to arrive.

The second thing I made this week I originally saw on Pinterest. Here's the original:

And thennn I started mine earlier in the week, but I didn't think to take pictures so here's where I started this morning :)

I went to Michael's and bought a grab bag of letters, a plaque and a couple of acrylic paints to refill the ones that I had already used up. I painted the plaque white all over for a base coat and then added the dots. When the dots had dried, I noticed that the green paint that I bought was a gloss acrylic -__- so I modge podged the whole thing to make everything glossy. After I had painted the letters green, I modge podged them and used Wood Glue to secure them to the plaque. 

Then this morning I painted the clothespines, modge podged them, and secured them to the plaque with wood glue and VOILA!

The end product (and my toes, oops)!!

I'm planning on hanging it up in my classroom, however I'll be in a portable this year and I'm a little unsure of how I will be fixing things to the wall. Anyway! Head on over to the party!!


  1. Precious! You have inspired me.

  2. Hey Amanda!
    Great no name board! Yay-on to your second year of teaching! My first year was not good at all. There were a lot of tears. I'm a new follwer. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  3. Love your No Name board:) Super cute! I also love your Vista print creation! Thanks for linking up:) BTW you linked 2 times....the first one doesn't work. You may want to go in and delete it. Up to you:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. For some reason it won't let me delete the second one...I'm not sure why.

  4. Love your no name board! Quick question...are those letters wooden or foam? I've already started painting my board. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower :))

    1. They are wood! :) Thanks for following!!

  5. Just found your blog through the linky and am your newest follower. Love your No Name board...may have to make one of those! :)

    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my linky party!

  6. Hey Amanda! I just found your blog through the linky! I am also a first year teacher, but in 2nd grade! I actually made a No name sign this week too, but haven't posted about it yet! Yours is really cute! Congrats on being a new teacher! I can't wait to read more on your blog!

    That's So Second Grade

  7. Your polka dots looks great!! Love the colors you picked.

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  8. I'm so excited that I discovered your blog! I'm in school to be a teacher and I can't wait to learn from you as you go through your first year. :)

  9. So cute! I have the same "No Name" craft pinned on my Pinterest page...I need to make it! Yours looks awesome! I may have to steal your design :)