Monday Made It Again

Crafting frees my mind.

Did you spit a little of your coffee out at that sentence?

Seriously.  It really does, though.

I've always been rather crafty, and this summer I think I put that into overdrive.  But, it has been wonderfully fulfilling.  And my classroom looks great.

Linking up (again) with my buddy, Tara:

First up, I stole borrowed this idea from her (no surprise there) that she had gotten from Jena at First Grade with Mrs. Snowden.

I made these teacher survival kids for my team.

Here's what's inside:

And gave them to my team with a clipboard (My daughter, Sarah, helped with those, of course!)

I also re-did my clipboard bucket...'cause all of that spray painting didn't quite work on my bucket.  Boo.  But, I found this tub at The Christmas Tree Shoppe (which is the Dollar Store on crack).  It was only $2.99, so ummm...done!  I used my Cricut for the vinyl letters.  I'm so pleased with this :)

And finally, I made this.  It's just not for me.  My former Assistant Principal, who is now a principal, wanted a Clemson wreath for her office door.  So, she asked me to make one.  Here it is:

OK, there you have it.  My final summertime "Made Its".  But, I will try to continue to post the things I make during the school year as long as Tara hosts this party. 

Off to school (even though I told myself I wouldn't go on my last real vacation day)...

I won't stay long.
I won't stay long.
I won't stay long.


  1. Crafting frees my mind too! i also love your survival kits! super great!

    The Gypsy Teacher
    I'm having a MEGA GIVEAWAY!

  2. Wow, the wreath you made is beautiful!!

  3. Although I'm not a Clemson fan, I love that wreath!! A lot of my co-workers are Clemson fans so they'd love it!

    1. Thanks, Lana and Miss School Potato :) I'm not a Clemson fan, but I do like the way it turned out.

  4. Crafting frees my mind, too! It's calming... :) I love all that you made, especially those teacher toolbox gifts!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  5. How thoughtful! Your team will love them!

    Teaching Fourth

  6. I love all these ideas! I have been looking for a great Cricut font cartridge without much success. What cartridge do you use for your labels? Thanks for the info!


  7. What exactly is your 'Clipboard' bucket?

  8. I love the ideas! Crafting does free the mind, I completely agree. Now if only I had more time for it... =)