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Classroom DIY- Monday Made It

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I have been busy doing some classroom DIY lately so I decided to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.

Monday Made It 1

I wanted to choose a different classroom theme this year since I was switching classrooms and grade levels. I am looping with  my students from 3rd grade to 4th grade. I really wanted to do a theme that my class would love. After a lot of thought I decided to do a Texans themed classroom. I live in Houston and we are a huge football city. My students are huge football fans. Most of my boys play football and many of my girls are cheerleaders. So I began getting my decor. The problem is I have to make a lot of it myself.

Button 1The first thing I made was a paperclip holder. I was able to buy many of the desk supplies with the Texans logo but not a paperclip holder.

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I bought the supplies and stuck the magnet to the cover of the jar. I then stuck the sticker tattoos on the jar and put the paperclips in the jar.

texans paperclip holder    texans paperclip holder

Oh so easy and cute! This could be done with any theme.

Button 2So I am not a seamstress by any means. In fact one of my best friends (who is a fashion designer) would cringe if she saw these pictures. I do not sew but I do have an heavy duty glue gun! You would be surprised what you can make with some material and a glue gun. A couple of years ago I made some monster pillows for my classroom with felt and a glue gun. They lasted two years. So I decided to make some Texans pillows for my classroom library.

texans pillowI bought a twin sheet set. The set came with a pillow case so I just put a pillow in the case and glued it shut. That was super easy. Then I took the sheets and cut out some of the material, turned it inside out, and glued two sides together. I then turned it back the right way, put the pillow in, and glued then end shut.

small texans pillowThis is the end product. Not too bad looking.

Texans pillow

Button 3I also made some Mod Podge Items.

texans decor

I bought some Texans gift wrap and Mod Podged it to pencil box and a chalkboard frame. I really am pleased with how they turned out.

Texans classroom

So I hope this gives you some ideas of how you can make some items of your favorite theme in your classroom. I will be posting some pictures of my classroom soon.

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4 Comments

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    Elizabeth Hodges
    August 12, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Love your products even though I’m a Cowboy fan. I appreciate FANATICS of any team!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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      Jennifer
      August 12, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Thanks so much! We have our share of Cowboy fans here also. Enjoy your year 🙂

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