I'm so excited to link up with Monday Made It today at 4th Grade Frolics and show you what I've been making this week!! Many of you may have seen the mirror I made last Monday, but it was kinda plain Jane and I wasn't super excited about it....but I needed a mirror for over my classroom sink and it would have worked. BUT THEN......I happened to be at Good Will and saw this mirror for only 4 bucks and had an idea so I bought it! Here is the before picture. A little blurry, but you can see it's just a plain green mirror.
I bought some wooden ABC's from Walmart and painted them with spray paint.
|You'll need hole puncher, glue stick, sharpie, scissors, and two folders for each child, or for each 4-pocket you will be making. You need the folders with prongs.|
|Fold one of your folders backwards and cut off the prongs. There is a fold there to cut along. If you have a paper cutter, it would be easier, but mine is at school so I had to use scissors.|
|This is how it will look!|
|Then put them together back to back and slide both pieces underneath the prongs in your second folder!|
|Use a sharpie to make a small dot.|
|Then, with your hole puncher, punch each dot you made. This does not work with a 3-hole punch as it does not line up properly.|
|Lift the flap up before punching the bottom hole or you will punch the flap.|
|Then insert it into the prongs as you would do with a sheet of paper.|
|Last, glue the two sides of the center folder you inserted together, so they do not flap and stay together.|
|And there's your 4-pocket folder!!!|
|This is how I will use mine! But you could use it many ways!!! I also plan to make some fancier labels for mine, but did this with business cards just so you could get the jist!|
|Oh.....one last thing! You'll need to tuck the prong strip underneath the flap so that it lays nicely and will hold your papers.|
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I made business cards with my contact info to give out to parents on Back To School Night!!! The picture is a little blurry.....I'm a horrible picture taker, but they are actually super clear! I love the way they turned. The clipart is from "Just So Scrappy". I finally found the clipart package that was used to design my blog page. So excited to find this!
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And last, I made these bags of peppermints to give to parents on Back To School Night! I used the soft peppermints....love those! I purchased the labels from Ashley at Cupcake Express from her Etsy shop and then added my own text! I thought the colors blended so well with the mints that I had to have them. I believe I paid $3.50 for them and there are six designs!
And there's my Monday Made Its!!! I actually made two other things too, but I don't want to show those until I get them displayed in my room. I still have until Monday off and haven't been in my room all summer!!! Yikes this is my last week of vacation!! I know many of you are already back!
I also have a question for you! I just finished my second Master's, so now I have a M.Ed and a M.S. My husband thinks that I should put these titles beside my name on my contact business card above. What do you think??? I always feel like I am being boastful when I put my Masters titles by my name and I worry about people thinking this.....whereas my husband says I should be proud to display it!!! Let me know what you think!!!!