Monday Made-It ... on Tuesday

16 July 2013
Well, at the rate I've been going lately, just publishing a new blog post should qualify as a Monday Made-It (or Tuesday Made-It ... it's summer - we're not supposed to keep track of days, right?).

My last post was one month ago, and I titled it "Riding The Crazy Train".  I don't believe I've gotten off that crazy train.  But at least it's been a bit less stressful.  A bit.  And hotter.  Much hotter.  My girls and I have been enjoying every minute of summer so far - lots of outside fun, summer camps, soccer, and now some inside crafting ... because it's WAY too hot outside.

So, here it is ... my Monday (Tuesday) Made-It.  Four canvas boards, covered in fabric, with four sparkly inspirational words for my classroom.  I can't wait to bring these to school (and my husband probably can't wait, either, because right now they're currently occupying our dining room table).

1.  First, I measured the fabric (I used quilting fat squares) so that it would fit around the canvas (8 x 10).  I cut a notch out of each corner so I could fold it around the canvas at little more easily.

2.  I used a glue gun to attach the fabric to the back.  This pic is my oldest daughter making hers - we did some crafting together while my two youngest daughters were at dance camp.

3.  For the lettering, I printed the words out on the computer, cut them out, then glued them to the board.

4.  I "painted" each letter with mod podge, then added some sparkle.  I chose deep red because I have a deep red wall in my classroom, and I'm always looking for ways to tie that colour in so it doesn't look out of place.  I did two coats of the mod podge and glitter so there weren't any spots showing through.  I then went over the glitter with one more coat of mod podge to seal it all in.

And there you go ... some beautiful inspiration for my classroom, a fun craft out of the heat, and a blog post ... I think I'm happy.  :)

I'm linking up to Tara's fabulous Monday Made-It over at 4th Grade Frolics.  If you're looking for a little inspiration, I am POSITIVE you will find some there!

Happy Tuesday!!!


  1. I LOVE them! So crafty and cute! Thanks for sharing. Now I have something else to use my modge podge for :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  2. Those will certainly brighten up any classroom! Lovely!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  3. Awesome! I love how simple, yet inspiring they are.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. Your signs turned out fantastic! Love the sparkle and red!
    The Puzzle Den

  5. They came out beautiful!!!! Very inspirational!!

  6. I love the signs! I have some blank canvas' in my closet! I think I need to try this :)

  7. The signs look great, very inspiring. I think getting a blog post done in the summer should count for something! It is hard to write about teaching when you aren't teaching.

    The Math Maniac

  8. Hi Jen!!! I found your blog on Pinterest and I'm glad I did because I'm so making these cute little signs for my classroom! Thanks for sharing!!! I'm a middle school (almost) teacher, so head on over and check out my blog. There is a giveaway going on right now!


    The Absolutely True Blog of an Almost Teacher

  9. Those signs are just gorgeous! You're right who keeps track in the summer. Sara

  10. Love these signs! I would have never thought of doing these this way. Thanks for the idea!

    Glad to see your post again...missed you!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  11. So cute!! Now I think I have another project to do!!!

    The Resource(ful) Room!

  12. I am so in love with your blog and your teacher's pay teachers store. I just bought the Interactive Math Journal. I am back in 5th grade this year after trying out (and realizing I do not belong...) middle school for 2 years. I have so many ideas and so much I want to do....where to to do it all. Thanks for all the great ideas.