Monday, July 22, 2013

R . . . E . . . A . . . D

I am nearing the end of my summer break. I have two and a half weeks left so I am working hard on finishing up my projects that I wanted to do this summer but didn't do or complete yet because of other things that popped up.
 I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for this Mondays post.  My Monday Made It was an inspiration that I found on Pinterest from The First Grade Parade.
 I had the letters READ up last year over my tree but I just put the letters on the wall.
. . . BORING . . .
so when I saw this picture, I thought, "I can do that". So here is what I did.
I went to Hobbly Lobby and bought the wooden shapes and the ribbon. I had the paint from painting my bulletin boards and I had the letters from last year.
I painted each of the wooden shapes.
Tacked on the ribbon using small tacks.
This is what it looked like with ribbon on.
I placed the letters on using glue dots. I don't like my letters always being straight so I made each letter a little crooked.
I made the bows using a tutorial off of Pinterest also. It took me awhile with the bows. Never made bows before. I think they turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. (FYI ~ the bows are not glued to the ribbon yet)
Final piece was to put it up in my Classroom Library. I really love how it turned out and my tree is still there. It is right beside it on the left.  I stapled the ribbon to the wall and then I hot glued the bows on.  Put a few butterflies and bird's around the read sign and it will be finished.
I also remade my "sharp pencils" and "need sharpened" cans using my rooms colors. Here is a before and after pic.

 I really like how these turned out too.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post today.  Hop over to Monday Made It and see what other people are creating and maybe you will get inspired to make something.
Until Next Time,
         Happy Blogging,


  1. I love the pink and green - one of my favorite color combinations!

    1. I am really enjoying working with these colors this year. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :)

  2. You have been busy! Love how your "READ" sign turned out! So cute! And your pencil cans are adorable!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you Karen. I can't wait to work on the rest of the room.

  3. These turned out really great, Tammy! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Thank you so much Erin. I really appreciate you stopping by.