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Fancy Frugal Life: Teacher Monogram Wreath & Crayon Chalkboard Sign

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teacher Monogram Wreath & Crayon Chalkboard Sign

Hi Friends! I have two more back to school projects to tell you about today....First I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for your comments and response to this wreath. I appreciate it. My sis in law LOVED it and is going to display it proudly in her first elementary school class!
Also, I was featured in our little local newspaper this past Sunday. I contacted them to see if they wanted any back to school ideas and they sent over a reporter and photographer two days later! It was a nice article you can read here if you'd like. :) 

So here is a back to school monogram I made this weekend for another very special person. I had lots of crayons and pencils left over and used them here. 
I painted the K from Joanne's craft store blue. Then I added pencils and crayons with hot glue.

I love these little details from Hobby Lobby. I painted a star and added ribbon to make a little award.
My aunt is such a special person to us. Her bravery, joy, and all around positive funny attitude on life is a true inspiration. Not only has she battled MS and recently breast cancer, she is now starting her 20th year of teaching kindergarten at Gilbert Elementary in AZ! She was getting her class ready today and I brought this treat for her :)

 How cute is she?! I think she liked the K for Mrs. Ketron.

So the next project is a cute chalkboard sign I made as a photo prop for the first day of school, but it would make an excellent gift for a teacher too. Maybe a sign for the door.

I found this unfinished sign at Hobby Lobby for around $3. I used some paint for the trim and chalkboard paint for the middle.

 I used a sharpie to make ruler marks on the sign, and hot glued crayons to the back. I also used this clear chalkboard paint coating on the apple. It makes anything a chalkboard. Cool right?

Here's a practice picture for the real picture next month :-) I know I have back to school on my mind lately!? Do you? Take Care!

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At July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Pitter and Glink said...

I love these! I'm an English teacher, and I would just flip if someone gave me something like this. :) I shared your post on my Facebook page.

At July 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Deb said...

The teacher gifts are so cute...wishing I could do all those school years over again, sure miss those special times!

At July 25, 2012 at 4:47 AM , Blogger ScrappyRae10 said...

OK seriously you are tooooo stinking reative! Super cute projects and I love love love love them all! Fabulous job!

At July 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Tonii said...

Wow Lina! These are SO adorable...what lucky teachers! So much creativity, thank you for sharing!

At July 27, 2012 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

You are SO creative! Great how you work in all the school-related elements, but in such a cute, colorful AND thoughtful way!

At July 27, 2012 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Meaningful Mama said...

Wow! Such a great group of ideas. I love the monogram.

At July 28, 2012 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Little Miss Maggie said...

These projects are terrific! What teacher wouldn't love these? Thanks for sharing at Hot Fun in the Summertime.

At July 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, these are seriously cute! Great job! Visiting from Bella Nest. Would love it if you would share these at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live on Monday at 8am CST. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

At July 29, 2012 at 4:56 AM , Blogger Brandi said...

Congrats on your newspaper feature! Your wreaths really turned out great! Sun a cute idea for teachers.

At July 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Blogger miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those are just too cute! And we thought crayons were just for coloring.....sheesh!Thanks for partying with us!!

At July 30, 2012 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

Wow this is so colorful and fun! I'd love to have you link up the idea to my linky party for back to school and homeschool spot posts! :)

At July 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM , Blogger My Dream Canvas said...

Super ideas!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

At July 31, 2012 at 6:20 AM , Blogger karen@somewhatquirky said...

Well I don't think much about back to school because my kids are OLD (not me!) but these are so dang cute. Your family and friends must love being around you and your creative spirit! Thanks for joining our party this month it has been nice to meet you!

At August 1, 2012 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Jeannie-JB said...

Totally loved your fabulous crayon/pencil wreath and monograms. Added you to my Pinterest! Found you at Tip Junkie's linky party.


At August 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Blogger Katherine said...

Super cute! I love the monogram and the little chalkboard too! I am hosting a back to school themed party today if you would like to share these over there...

At August 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM , Blogger BeanBugCrafts said...

I just love these and the chalkboard sign is super adorable! Found your post from the CSI Project link-up. Thanks for sharing.

At August 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Lisa@hooplapalooza said...

You put a lot of work into your projects and it shows. Give yourself a high five :)

At August 16, 2012 at 4:46 PM , Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh my goodness!!! LOVE the crayon letter even better than the crayon wreaths I've seen. The pencils incorporated take it over the top. Fantastic job. Found you via the CSI party :)
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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