I'll start with Monday Made-it!
So for my first Monday Made-it, I'm going to show you my pinterest inspired craft I made for my niece who was born last month. I gave this to my sister at her baby shower. It's one of those monogrammed button pictures. Since the nursery is pink, white, and dark cherry wood furniture, I went with an assortment of pinkish buttons (which I picked up at Archivers), the pretty pink and white patterned scrapbook paper, and white shadow box frame (both from Michaels).
I have a Silhouette SD die-cutting machine, so what I did was I bought 2 of those scrapbooking papers and I used one to cut the A out first. So I picked a font on my computer that I liked the way the A looked (I don't even remember what font it is, sorry!) and then my machine cut it out for me. Then I glued the A on top of the paper to camoflage it and give me a template to glue the buttons on top of. I LOVED the way it turned out and now it is hanging in her nursery when you first walk in.
My 2nd Monday Made-it! is for my classroom. I got this idea from Classroom DIY. It's a duct tape baggie quilt. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to make it as a boggle board for my classroom. That way I wouldn't need a bulletin board, I could hang it where I have a free space.
Now my classroom has a rainforest theme, and my district has gone for the brain research where you don't want too many colors or patterns or anything, so for the rainforest I have different greens with some brown thrown in. Because of this, I went with the plain green duck tape. There were also a lot of great boggle letters out in blog land, but they didn't fit my color pattern, so I made my own with the green circles and brown letters. Then I just glued them on some muted green patterned scrapbook paper. Again, very happy with the way it turned out and excited to use it this year. Hopefully my students will be too! I'm including my word doc of my boggle letters for free, in case someone would like to use it and customize it to the colors that fit your room. The font I used is Pea KT Polkie Dot from KevinandAmanda.com .
So those are my 2 Monday Made-its with a little freebie in there. Now for my freebie for Manic Monday. It's a small freebie too. I am loving all of the behavior prize coupons that everyone has out now and can't wait to use that in my classroom this year instead of buying stuff! I have downloaded and printed quite a few out, but I made some of my own for other things I wanted and hadn't seen prize coupons for. So you can download my 18 prize coupons too (6 different kinds, 3 of each). :)
Have a great Monday! I think I'm going to go to Michaels and use their 25% off entire purchase coupon to pick up some ribbon to make those large paperclip/ribbon bookmarks for my class this year with the clips I got for 88 cents at Walmart (see post here). :)