Labeled clothespins for student work- I found small clothespin chalkboard labels at Michael's Craft Store for $2. I covered the boring clothespin part with green/white polka washi tape and wrote student names on the front with colored chalk. I hot glued (o.k. see now? This is serious. I even whipped out the glue gun- for real) a thumbtack to the back of each clothespin. I will use these to hold student work up on a classroom bulletin board. I leave the same background and border up all year that color coordinate with my classroom. Now all I will have to do is switch out the student work samples! This also ensures I include every student's work since the labels are already on the board.
Lesson Planner/Binder- Missy from Dirt Road Teacher makes these gorgeous lesson planner/binders. When I saw that she had one in a blue/green nautical theme I just had to have it! I printed out the pages and had it bound at Staples for $11. That counts as a "made it," right?
Flower- I've saved the best for last! I love this! I found the idea on Pinterest and had to re-create it.
Adorableness, right? I found the green pail at Target for $1. I got the pom-pom ($7) and the dowel ($1) at Hobby Lobby. I placed a round Styrofoam ball into the pail. I cut the dowel (actually I snapped it because as I said- I'm impatient and I didn't want to wait for my husband to saw it). Next, I painted the dowel green, and poked it into the pom-pom and the Styrofoam ball in the pail. I cut out 4 green leaves from scrapbook paper and glued them onto the dowel. Lastly, I added artificial peat moss to the pail to cover up the Styrofoam. Wholla!
This was so much fun I may have to pick up knitting or something just so I can link up again next week!