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    DIY Disney Crafts for Every Holiday

    It’s no secret that I am a Disney fanatic.  I was inspired to write this post by this adorable sign I found on Pinterest.  Please check out the tutorial on Polkadot chair.com I immediately fell for this sign and put it on my to list of must-dos. I challenged myself to find a cute Disney craft/decoration I could make for each holiday.  It took a lot of surfing Pinterest to compile my list, but thankfully I am on Summer Break so what else does a teacher have to do. I am a huge fan of painting pumpkins versus carving them.  So, of course, I was drawn to this pumpkin. Check…

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    DIY Baby Shower Gifts

    My niece is having a baby girl so of course, I wanted to make her some cute one-of-a-kind baby items.  Pink/grey with chevron, and elephants are her theme.  I knew I would make a blanket with flannel and minky fabric, but I wasn’t sure what else to make. So, of course, I turned to Pinterest, which never disappoints, and did a quick search for DIY baby shower gifts. The Elusive Elephant Tag Toy I found this adorable elephant lovey over and over this one came from A girl and a glue gun.com. I just couldn’t find a tutorial on it anywhere.  I did eventually find a pattern from Mellysews.com.  But I…

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    Personalizing Your Classroom

    My previous post was all about DIY decorating your classroom on a budget.  If you missed it, click here to catch up. I tackled the big items like your walls and covering ugly surfaces with pretty Contact paper.  Now it’s time for the small touches that can help in personalizing your classroom. Showcase Your Interests with Custom Touches Believe it or not, your students like to learn about you.  I teach middle school and even those older kiddos like to learn what interests their teachers have outside of the classroom.  I am a Disney fanatic, in case you haven’t guessed by all the Disney crafts I post.  So, I am infusing…

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    DIY Decorating My Classroom on a Budget

    I am enjoying my summer break, but I am also thinking about my classroom.  I am not quite ready to start mulling over curriculum because I am having way too much fun planning how to redecorate my classroom on a budget.  I want to keep my black and white with pink accents color scheme but I want to update my walls and other decorations and I have a ton of ideas for DIY decorating my classroom on a budget. How to Get a Big Bang for your Buck About four years ago, I wanted a way to add interest to boring bulletin boards around the room.  I was tired of using…