Monday, August 31, 2009

Monthly Mod Podge Mania


Since I went a lil Mod Podge crazy on revamping items for my classroom I thought I would post a few of the items I created for Xazmin's monthly Mod Podge Mania. You'll have to go check her blog out, she posted a great tutorial on a really cute and easy to make Halloween decoration.

For my projects:
School Inspirational Signs:
These were signs that I purchased from Hobby Lobby's clearance section for under $2. They were actually part of the gardening items so they originally said "I love Gardening" (or something along those lines). I purchased them not knowing at the time what I would actually do with them but figured I would eventually think of something. =) For this sign, I used some leftover zebra fabric that I had as the background. This was the first time I used fabric and I LOVED it...it was extremely easy to use. I used my regular Mod Podge Gloss although I do know they make one especially for fabric. I printed an inspirational message on a laser printer and then used leftover scrapbook paper for a border and the crown.


For this sign it was basically the same process but I used all paper instead of a little bit of material (unfortunately I ran out of the zebra material).


A few other very SIMPLE projects:
File Folers:
Before:

After:

I just used some wrapping paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I LOVE their wrapping paper because it is heavy duty and it has the cutting lines on it. I found it a little easier to make a pattern first with the wrapping paper and then I saved it and reused it each time so I wasn't having to remeasure each time. After coating each file folder a couple of times with Mod Podge I sprayed it with Clear Acrylic spraypaint.

The black/white polk a dot file folder was used with scrapbook paper.

For that project, the scrapbook paper was a little easier to manage because of the stiffness compared to the wrapping paper. Unfortunatley it was going to be a little more expensive for me because the scrapbook paper wasn't half off the week I was wanting to recover 8 file folers...each one needs 2 (12x12) pieces of paper. Plus Hobby Lobby was completely out of the black/white polk a dot along with zebra so I was going to have to go with other background colors with polk a dots and I wasn't for sure if that would be too much.

Reading Wand Container:

I found this container in our "take what you want" section in the school workroom. It is an old coffee container that had Sharpie marker written all over it. I just used some leftover polk-a-dot fabric and covered up the center section. I think it it looks super cute and just adds one more lil touch of the polk-a-dots to go along with the rest of the decor in my classroom.

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6 comments:

Xazmin said...

I love all the projects! Thanks for linking up! I LOVE the zebra print! I sooo want to Mod Podge something in Zebra!

Small House said...

Reading wands....how cute are they. You did go mod podge crazy, and everything is so cute. It looks as though you have a classroom that is very welcoming and happy.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Wow...I love all of your projects...so cute! I bet you have the coolest classroom!

~Amanda

Sturgmom said...

You did such a great job on those! I never would have thought about buying those signs on sale to redo them. Great idea!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

GREAT projects! I think my favorites are the magazine holders...probably because I LOVE polka dots!

P.S. The reading wands are great...how do you use them in your classroom?

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Love them! I love the magazine holders and the can!!

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