Sunday, January 19, 2014

Garland Wreath

As I was wandering around a famous crafting store the other day I noticed a gorgeous wreath... then I started in HORROR at the price!! $49 for a wreath made with just a few simple materials! Needless to say I walked quickly around the store to see if it was actually worth the $49 price tag.

Here is the wreath under investigation. 

I found the garland ($5.99), I found the ribbon ($3.99), I found the corsage pins ($2.99) and lastly found the Styrofoam wreath ($3.99) PLUS if your a teacher at this store you can use a Teacher Discount! 
My grand total was around  $15. 

Here is my version:

I also bought materials to make a St. Patrick's day one! So I thought I'd show you how to quickly and cheaply make this super cute wreath!

You'll need:

1 12in. garland (I use green so that it's softer for the pins to go into)
A handful of corsage pins (I used the ones with the oval tops)
Fun shiny garland (Both mine were 9ft. long)
Ribbon to make a bow (Meme made both my bows!)

To start your wreath you'll want to make sure your garland is secure, so I just pushed in one of the corsage pins through the garland into the wreath. **FYI: DO NOT PUT PIN STRAIGHT IN, IT'LL GO THROUGH THE WREATH... YOU HAVE TO PUSH PINS IN AT AN ANGLE**

 Then just start wrapping your garland around and around the wreath, making sure you are pulling it TIGHT and securing the garland every 2/3 wraps. When pushing the pins in you need to make sure you're catching the garland so that it actually stays onto the wreath. It'll take a few times to catch it onto the wreath.

Hope this helps!! If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I'll try to answer it as best as I can!! 


Monday, May 6, 2013

Speaking of glitter

I made a golden glitter Texas. :) just turquoise paper, Elmer's glue, Qtip and glitter! I put it in a frame and TADA new art work! I did this one quick and the glitter at the bottom just fell loose from the Texas as I picked it up.. It fell between the glass and paper.. But oh well I love it!!

Pictures aren't high quality because I took them with my Ipad... but try it out for yourself, I know you'll love it!


So this very thick plastic cut out of my family brand is about 19 inches tall and 14 inches wide.... I want to cover it COMPLETELY with something awesome. I've been heavily considering rhinestones because glitter is too messy. I want this to be a statement. Something that people are going to drop their jaws on the ground over. I know rhinestones will be very time consuming but I really enjoy tiny minuscule detailed work like that. Unless anyone out there has another great idea...who thinks covering this bad boy with 1000 rhinestones is a good idea!?

Monday, February 18, 2013

I am sitting in a professional development for my school district right now and I have learned more information about technology than I care to know.

Also, if you like using technology in your classroom with your students, try having them type in the word "webquest" after whatever it is that they are searching for... it'll narrow down the topic and help avoid inappropriate content that could pop up!!!

I'll come back but so far check these things out if you have time:
RSS - combining websites

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pre-Classroom Ideas

Hello internets!

I hope to be getting my own classroom in the future and I have begun the daunty task of getting things organized.

My room will be in greens and blues.

I have bought several LARGE storage tubs and organized them by categories such as: Math, Language Arts, Odds N' Ends and Holiday Decor. I downloaded the CUTEST labels from Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera , which you can buy here.  She was even kind enough to make them bigger to fit my tubs! I plan on storing the tubs like this from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.

Next, I plan on making a teacher's toolbox. Like this:
 I used the zebra design from Miss. Nelson's pack because I bought this zebra designed Teacher Toolbox labels a while back. Even though the stripes are black and not white, I will NOT let my O.C.D. get the better of me. (That was a ramble!)
I also want to figure out how to make my paper fit to make one of these. I want to do it in solid green with blue letters.
Pretty much passed all that craziness... I don't know what to do. So I'm seeking your advice.
 Any suggestions on organization, themes, management tips.. ANYTHING!
Also, where in the WORLD do I find all those cutesy backgrounds that everyone uses on their blogs, or even uses to create cute labels to use around their rooms? That is a very important question because I have searched to the end of Google and back and still can't come up with that answer.
.....Hello internets please help!
- S-Jean-S

Storage Wars

Hello there internets!
I decided to go in the freezing cold to clean out my storage unit today....
I ended up finding lots of hats, and stuffed animals.
I'm pretty sure I was meant to be a school teacher.
At least I hope that's why I have so many random and weird things in my storage unit!
Never a dull moment!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

An explanation and Glittered Up Buck

Hiiiii.... :D

I know I've been away for a LONG time, but a funny little thing called life (long term sub job) came up and I jumped at the opportunity!

I haven't had a chance to be crafty in a long time and the lack of glitter in my life has started to take a toll on me! I did a QUICK craft the other day and I thought I'd share. Sorry no pretty pictures but I promise I'll be back on the picture taking soon!

Basically, I saw a picture on Pinterest of a lady who traced this onto a white canvas and then filled it with glitter. Well, I took it a step further and painted my canvas a dark brown THEN traced the deer's head on it.

I do have to recommend you add the (Elmer's) glue and glitter in little sections at a time. I used a Q-tip to spread the glue around small parts then add some glitter, press down lightly with a finger and wait a few seconds, then shake off the glitter and repeat until you finished the whole outline. :)

Simple. AND. fun.