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DIY Fabric Baby Mobile

Over the last few days, I’ve had some time to do a few nursery projects! One of them was a fabric mobile I saw on Pinterest and etsy. I figured it looked easy enough to make and it turned out super cute. I’m excited to show you guys what it looks like once it’s hung up in the nursery. Here’s my step-by-step directions for making this super easy and adorable fabric ribbon mobile!

┬áStep 1: Search your local craft store, Walmart or home craft bin to find the perfect ribbon and fabric for your mobile. I like choosing a variety of ribbon types so you get some dimension and variation. You’ll want to decide on your nursery colors first. I went with pinks, yellow, turquoise, greens. I wanted her room to be feminine and cheery. IMG_9237 Continue reading

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DIY: Ocean Classroom Crafts

As promised from my Ocean Classroom post, here are my DIY tutorials on how to make some of the decorations in my classroom. They’re all super easy and low cost projects that I really enjoyed working on.

Hanging Jellyfish:

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All you need for this jellyfish craft is a bag of Styrofoam paper plates (super cheap at Wal-Mart), some craft paint, foam brushes and then you can get to work. I chose a few different colors and paint the inside and outside of the bowls.

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An Ocean Themed Classroom

Back to school time is always busy for everyone involved, but my school year started a little crazier than usual. School was delayed by a week due to some water issues (I know, those seem to follow me around) and just getting school started in general is always just kinda nuts. However, I was really craving a routine and being back at school, just because our summer was so crazy. I’m so grateful to work in a place with supportive administration, teachers and sweet kids. I think teachers get that “first day of school jitter” thing just as badly as kids do. I definitely do! I was so anxious to meet this group of four years old’s and I’m really excited about the year ahead.

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This is probably my favorite bulletin board ever. I found this octopus idea on pinterest. I made these paper plate fish with my aunt, green streamers as seaweed and die cut paint swatches to make a few extra fish. I’ll show you how to make these cool decoration in my next teacher post.

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Christmas Gift Tags

Happy 1st day of my favorite month of the entire year! To say I love Christmastime would be an understatement. The BEST. The very BEST. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for a while and am already making a list of all the fun Christmas stuff I plan to do this year.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but I genuinely love wrapping Christmas presents. One of my favorite things about this season is going out in search of the perfect gifts for family and friends, and then wrapping them in some really creative or DIY-ish way. Let’s just say I spend a lot of time on Pinterest as I prepare for Christmas. Haha. :) Anyway, here’s one of the many Christmas crafts I enjoy doing and it makes gift wrapping a little more colorful. Plus, it’s super easy.

Here’s what you’ll need: hot glue gun, ribbon, sparkles, sequins, buttons or other knickknacks, card stock paper, scissors, marker/Sharpie, hole puncher (to add a ribbon to attach gift tag to gift). Continue reading