Wednesday, July 15, 2009

No summer job = plenty of crafting time!

Well, I'm really enjoying being off for the summer. I've had a lot of time to work on our new house and I have really got back into crafting. Crafting is something that just makes me so happy! So much in fact, that I'm going to have a craft room in my house. Once I get that all finished I'll definitely post pictures. I wanted to share some of the crafts that I made this past week. Most of them are for my classroom or as gifts for other people.

This is an Autism Awareness frame that I made to put a picture of my students in. We actually made these frames in my classroom last year to send home as gifts to my student's parents. We had taken a photo of them and put it in the frame. I really liked them so I decided to make one for myself. I thought it would be cute to sit on my desk!

I made it just by taking an old puzzle that was missing some pieces and spray painting them either red, yellow, dark blue, or light blue. I then just hot glued them to a frame and wah-lah! I think it's cute, and it will definitely have a spot in my room!

I love these wooden letters that you see everywhere! I found this one at the craft store and I thought it would be great for my classroom. I have a thing about using "Rainbow Colors" as I call them, otherwise known as ROY G BIV (But in my opinion the I and V should be combined to make a P for purple, and another P should be added for pink!). So I use ROY G BPP....Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and Pink in most things that I do, and for pete's sake, please let them be in that order!

So, I just used regular craft paint and decorated my P!

This is a gift that I made for Pam. She worked with me last year and she will be teaching her first year right next door to me.
It is an M made out of crayons for her last name. It was a little time consuming to get them all to fit right, but it eventually worked out to where I thought it looked nice. I then adhered the M to a piece of scrapbook paper. Then I painted the frame and the letters, and hot glued them to the frame. I was happy with how it turned out!

One of my best friends from college, Amanda, is getting married in October. Her Bachelorette Party is this weekend and so I had the task of making her a sash to wear for the night. This isn't my first sash to make, in fact this is my third! I just think that the options in the stores to buy are just so plastic-y and boring! So I bought some purple silky fabric, a fusible webbing, and some of those crystals. I use the no-sew fusible webbing to hem the edges of the fabric to the size I want, then I hot glue the crystals on. I can knock one of these bad boys out in about an hour, so bring on the next bride!
Well, that's all of my crafts for now. I actually made a couple more, but they are gifts for other people, so I don't want to post them just quite yet! There will definitely be more to come though. I know this summer is going fast, but I'm going to soak up as much of it as I can!

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