Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Crafting... For School?!

Yes, that's right. Yesterday was my first day of summer. It also happened to be the day I found a brilliant idea on Pinterest, and I just HAD to recreate it for myself. The original idea is one that someone posted for a baby's room, but I fell in love with the idea and knew immediately that I HAD to have it in my classroom next year. After all, I have a big, pretty room, so I need more pretty things to put inside it. (I will need Dan's help hanging these, and I'm excited that he'll be able to help me set up my room for the first time ever -- when he gets home from China!)

WARNING: WAY too many pictures were taken in this process, and I am sharing them all. Enjoy! :)

Basically, I wanted a sign that has my name on it to hang over my desk. When I saw this canvas idea, I was hooked. I bought 11 blank canvases (okay, I bought 12 because they came in packs of two... and it's always good to have an extra just in case something goes wrong, ya know). The canvases are 8x10 in size. I bought the same number of pieces of scrapbooking paper in the same pattern in 12x12 (so they are big enough to wrap around the canvases to give it the "real" canvas look. I bought wooden letters to spell out: "MISS VANNICE" to be glued onto the scrapbooking paper after it was glued onto the canvases. I also purchased metallic pink and teal acrylic paint to make the wooden letters pretty. (You will see all of this in the pictures below). I used Mod Podge to stick the paper to the canvases, and I used hot glue to stick the letters to the paper afterward. I think they turned out extremely cute, and I can't wait to hang them up in my new classroom! :)

What do you think? :)


  1. Love this project! It turned out great -- what fun. xo

  2. Thanks! I am very happy with it. :)