Friday, August 5, 2011

Random DIY

TGIF!  Although it has been one rainy, gloomy, and dreary day here in NC.  My day has been spent watching as many talk shows as I can including The Talk, The View, Maury (sadly), Ellen, and many more.  I usually don't get time to just sit and watch t.v but today was the day!  Do you ever have days like that?
After the hubs got home from work today, we headed to Home Depot to price and match our hardwood floors.  Our next project is to pull the carpet up in our t.v room and put down hardwoods.  A big thank you to our three dogs for ruining our carpet.  We greatly appreciate it. :) No but really.
While in H.D., I grabbed some paint samples to casually make some bookmarks for my classroom.  Is it just me or do teachers constantly think about things for their classroom while out shopping?  I did this spur of the moment so don't expect anything too fantabulous!
Materials that I had around the house:
- scissors
- glue gun
- ribbon
- paint samples

 I just decided to cut the ribbon and hot glue it alongside the side of the paint sample.  That way it covered up the writing.  I'm not a huge fan of them but I don't think the kids will know the difference.  They will be happy to have something other than a post-it note, right?

I plan to have a basket near my classroom library that will keep these little guys.  I am going to make at least 40 of them before school starts so the kids have something to use at the start of the year.  I was thinking that during holidays I could do certain colors to match the seasons.  Black/Orange - Halloween, Red/Green - Christmas, Red/Pink - Valentine's Day, etc.  With teaching an upper grade, I don't think there are as many class parties as I am used to so this may be a cute way to incorporate the holiday's into my classroom.  What do you think?
TGIF!  Enjoy the weekend!


  1. I totally have those days where I camp out on the couch in front of the tv. {And watch really embarrassing shows like Charmed and Supernatural, ha!} The kids will love the bookmarks. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note!

  2. so cute! I bet they'll love them

  3. These are a great idea! I hope you don't mind if I copy you and make some for my Third Graders?

  4. very cute! I've been hoarding paint samples this summer too just waiting for a cute idea! :)