Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It {July 8}

I'm linking up again with Tara from Fourth Grade Frolics to share a little Monday Made It I worked on for my classroom this week.

Two years ago I found cheap picture frames on clearance in the Target Dollar Spot.  I thought they were cute and wondered what to do with them after I bought them.  I decided to hang them on Command hooks with some ribbon after putting pictures of students working at different centers in them.  I received lots of compliments from parents and staff, and students loved looking at them throughout the day.  It was a good idea, but I never got around to it again this past year.

I was in Michael's after inspiration from last week's Monday Made It and saw the frame below.  I thought surely I could do something with that!  They had some that were on clearance (I bought those of course) and some in the regular aisle too.

I also bought a cheap picture album (one like those little Dollar Tree ones) on clearance because the cover was damaged for 75 cents.  I then used scissors and cut all the pages out.  I thought these would make it easier to change the pictures throughout the year.

I brought them home and painted them the colors that match my classroom library bins (pink, blue, green and yellow).  I glued one of the photo album pages to the back of the frame with tacky glue.

I am going to get some fun ribbon (when I get in my classroom) and put it through the corners (tie a bow at the top) and hang these on Command hooks throughout my classroom.  They give it a "homey" feeling on the cheap.  The total cost of 7 completed frames was under $7!  I still have pages left from the picture album, so I may have to pick up more frames.

What do you do to make your classroom feel more like home?

Don't forget to link up with Tara for Monday Made It.  I love seeing all the new ideas!


  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing. You are so right. It is important to make our classrooms feel like home. :)
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  2. These frames are really cute. I can't wait to see it with the ribbon on top.


  3. So cute! I almost bought this, but wasn't sure how I could use it! Adorable!

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  4. Super cute! I saw those frames as well and almost got them!


  5. I love, love, love the idea of using frames in the classroom! I totally agree that it gives it a homey feel. I had a ton leftover from my wedding reception, so I've now dedicated them to this classroom cause!

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    1. Great idea to use frames you already have!