Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pinterest inspiration

I am LOVING Pinterest!  There are tons of great DIY projects that are so easy to make.   My first inspiration was taken from all the vinyl that is being used for labeling anything from mason jars to plastic boxes.  For this DIY project I used chalkboard Contact paper on a mason jar I already had. I got the chalkboard from a flea market and put it in a plate stand.  I love to change the message for dinner. 

The next project was making hurricane candle holders for $2 a piece!
 It was done using taper candle holders and cylinder vases from...  
I used Gorilla glue to adhere the cylinder to the candle holder.  I'm still debating what I should put in them, but for now they are on the window ledge above the kitchen sink with some random balls I had.  


Abby said...

I love these!! You are so good at this DIY stuff... maybe I'll take a day away from my classroom this weekend and try the book wreath.

PS - Where did you find chalkboard paper???

:) Abby
Third Grade Bookworm

Just Julie said...

The chalkboard paper is adhesive CONTACT paper. I can't remember where I got it, but it is online for about $8 a roll. I'm thinking of how I can use it in my 3rd grade classroom.

Check out the youtube step by step directions for the book wreath by searching for "book wreath tutorial" by living with lindsay. I added a step of stapling the papers before gluing them. I stapled a bunch while watching a show then another day got out the glue gun to make the wreath. The more pages you use the fuller the wreath. Good luck!

Patti White said...

Absolutely love how your projects turned out! Also, just wanted to let you know, I accidentally had two "followers" gadgets on my blog and I had to delete one. I see that you still have my blog listed, but I'm afraid you are not showing up as a follower. I am so sorry, but I am just getting the hang of this blogging stuff. My blog sight is A Series of 3rd Grade Events. I would love it if you could rejoin as a follower :)

Anonymous said...

It looks great!

Ashley said...

These look great! I am also obsessed with pinterest! They have the GREATEST DIY projects!! I am also a new follower of yours and I can't wait to keep reading! :)

Patti White said...

I love your blog and I too am hooked on Pinterest. In honor of your creativity and great posts, I am giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. Visit my blog @

vicky1970 said...

Hi there, cute blog! I just found you and am your newest follower. I teach first grade in CA. I love pinterest too -- addicted and having fun making crafty things on there too. Come visit me sometime when you get a chance.
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

Anonymous said...

great .. thank you

Emily said...

I am so inspired by your blog that I nominated you for two blog awards. They are the Versatile Blogger and the One Lovely Blog Award. You can come to my blog to pick them up.
I Love My Classroom

Heather said...

I love the hurricane candle holders! What a great idea!! If you want to link up over on my blog we do a "Pintervention Party" every Friday! Would love to have you :)


Angie said...

Just found your blog! I am a new follower! Love finding other 3rd grade teachers/blogs!

I am planning on making a similar project this weekend but with mason jars on top instead.

Come on over and check me out ...

Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls

Kimberly Santana said...

I heart pinterst!! Love the chalkboards :)

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