Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday Made It!



It's almost time to go back to work and I've been getting ready by making a lot of new things for my classroom! The thing I'm most proud of making today is curtains for my windows! I'm so excited this year to have windows in my class and my team leader showed me how to make curtains out of bandanas! 


These are the materials needed to make the curtains. 
6/7 bandanas from Hobby Lobby or any craft store
Stich Witchery (amazing invention)
Hot iron
Ironing board 

Yes, I still have my college ironing board. We're getting a new one soon! We don't iron a lot at my house. We mostly take our iron worthy things to the dry cleaners or steam them with our steamer. 

The first step is to iron the bandana. Then fold the top over leaving enough space to fit on the curtain. Place the Stitch Witchery in between the fabric and press a damp cloth on the top piece of fabric. Then press the iron on the top for about 10 seconds. Do this all the way down the bandana. Wait for a couple of seconds and then check to make sure it bonded the fabric. I never had a problem with having it bonding but you want to make sure before you place it on the curtain rod. Then repeat this until you have enough for your curtain rod. Make sure you line up the bandanas so they are the same length. This is a tedious part of making these but I plan on never do this again.


Finished in the classroom! You see them when you first walk in and it makes me feel cheerful. They are so bright and I can't wait to finish my second curtain tomorrow!

Another few things I made today in my room.

My brain breaks from  3rd Grade Thoughts: Brain Breaks Revisited: Better Than Ever & A Giveaway!   I covered a tin can in polka dot duct tape to make it look a little bit cuter.
My pick me pot for calling on different kids from A Cupcake for the Teacher: "Pick Me!" Pot + Freebie!

My teaching neighbor had this giant leaf in her room from Ikea and just didn't have a space for is so we tried it out in my room. We attached it to the cardboard roll that my new rug came in. I also put tan paper around the roll to make it look more like a tree. It just leans up against the back of the bookshelves in this little nook. It hangs over the library more than it looks like in the picture.


Lastly I made this welcome banner that will go above my door outside my room but I wanted to show you all so I quickly pinned it up on a unused wall in my room.


Can't wait to see what everyone else made today! I know everyone is busy preparing for their new classroom and students.








25 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! My sister gave me the same leaves for my classroom just 2 weeks ago! I was busy today trying to decide where exactly to put them. Thanks for the great idea.
    Think all night…..Teach all day

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    1. I glad you found a use for them! I think all night and then get it all together during the day! It is exhausting!

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  2. There's nothing like making curtains with using a sewing machine!!! My kind of craft:)

    Come stop by my new Clip Art blog!
    Tammy

    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    Dots of Fun! Clip Art

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    1. Oh I know! I just couldn't believe this Stitch Witchery stuff it's amazing!

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    1. Thanks Brandi! Headed to your blog to check it out!

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  4. I like curtains in a classroom. We have an entire wall of windows that must be covered because of the amount of sunlight that comes through. I have old, ugly blinds on most of the windows, so I have tried to dress them up with fabric as well. I'd love for you to stop by and see them.

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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    1. I will stop by and see them! Blinds can be really boring so I had to jazz them up a bit! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Love the curtains! I liked the Pick Me Pot - thanks for linking up to that idea. I'm downloading it right now!

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    1. Thanks so much and you're welcome!

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  6. Your curtains look fabulous!!

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  7. I found you on Made it Monday linky! Love the window hanging.
    I am having a 300 follower giveaway with lots of goodies, so be sure to stop by my blog
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  8. I found you in the Monday Made it linky! I love your blog and can't wait to explore! come over and visit sometime! I am giving away a freebie right now!

    Tonya
    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

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    1. Thanks Jill! I'm happy about how they turned out!

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  10. Where did you find the polka dot duct tape? I need some.

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    1. I found the duct tape at Target but they also have it at Hobby Lobby and online at Amazon.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love how they brighten up the room! :)

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  12. Where is the magnet info that led me to this page????

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  13. I think you are referring to this post: http://ramblingaboutreading.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-im-loving-wednesday.html?m=0 Sometimes when you click on picture from another blog/website it leads you to the blog and not the post so that would be why it led you to the home page and not the post.

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