Friday, July 13, 2012

Pinterest Projects, it's official, I'm addicted to Pinterest. I mean, really, who isn't?! So I'm going along pinning my little heart out...and I think to myself, "At some point I'm really going to have to do some of these, and not just sit here all day pinning!" So, I picked a couple of things I REALLY wanted to do and posted my list on Facebook - so now I have pressure to get them done, too, because all of my family and friends know that I'm setting out to accomplish these things!

Here's my list:
1-paint chip bookmarks (I'm going to stamp mine with something ocean to go along with my theme)

2-pirate cove reading area

3-ocean crate seat (to go in pirate cove) - this picture shows the seat upside down in the crate, so once I get mine done I'll post new pictures! I bought blue crates to go with my theme instead of the black.

4-dye clothespins (to later attach pushpins on to use in classroom!)

And I have to say, my progress was pretty good!
1-got paint chips, and have the rest of the supplies at home

2-no progress made here! My husband thinks it would be a good idea if we measured it out and all that silly nonsense first! Hmph! (I'll never admit it to him, but of course he's right!)

3-bought crates and wood (and had them cut to size!), need to get foam and fabric

4-bought clothespins and dye - Walmart only had a navy blue, so I got it to try it - but it was much darker than I wanted so I need to go get some lighter blue and some pretty green! However, it totally worked and I now have 15-20 navy blue clothespins waiting for thumbtacks to be put on the back of them. My classroom is paneling (insert gagging here!) so I plan on using them to push into the wall - whereever I want! to hold posters and whatever else comes to mind! I guess wood paneling is good for something sometimes! I have pictures of the clothespins, which I'll add at a later date, but they're still on the card in my camera, and I'm in a hotel room 200 or so miles from my house.


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    1. I posted them on my Facebook, too, and got a lot of responses there! They seem to be a big hit. And with great reason - they are quick, easy, and cheap!

  2. I love the paint chip bookmarks!! SO smart :) Just found your blog and I'm loving it!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Susan! I'm heading over to check out your blog now!