Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Phun in the sun & Duct tape may be my new obsession!

Hello Blogland!

Wow! Summer is speeding by so quickly! Luckily, I'm managing to sneak lots of fun in between planning for next year's curriculum! In the last few weeks I've been hiking in Pennsylvania (I'll have a separate blog post), soaked up lots of rays poolside, and just spent three days traveling through OH and PA following our favorite band, Phish. Oh my goodness, did we have a good time! 

The venue in Cincinnati (Riverbend) was fake grass! So strange! At least my feet were clean & soft after a night of boogy-ing!

Aaaah! After the sun went down things were wonderful!



Traffic in Burgettstown, PA
Now that we're back to reality (*tear, *sniff) and my new blog design is finished & installed (yippee!) I'm ready to start posting regularly again! I did a project recently with duct tape that I'm in love with! I'm covering clipboards from the dollar store & they're turning out so cute! I may just have to make one for everyone in my class next year!

 It's so easy! I got the idea from The Classroom DIY blog. I picked up some boring, brown clipboards from the Dollar Tree and grabbed some funky duct tape from Wal-Mart. The first clipboard I did was not my best, which is sometimes the norm with any craft I'm attempting for the first time. That's okay.

It's pretty simple: all you do is cover your clipboard with duct tape. You can go horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. I kept it horizontal because I figured that would be the best way to get around the clip-thing at the top. Solid-colored tape is easier if you're picky and want things to line up perfectly. It was kind of tricky getting my mustaches aligned (my best friend and I are in love with mustaches on things). The blue & yellow board was really easy!

I figure this project cost about a dollar and MAYBE 25 cents to make. I don't think I used a quarter's worth of tape. Head to the dollar store, pick up some clipboards & try this out for yourself!

I went on somewhat of a crafting binge a couple of weeks ago at Hobby Lobby & the Dollar Store

YES!

My first board. It bugs me that the patterns don't line up. I think I'm pickier than I think I am :)

Teal & Yellow- front

Back

My favorite so far, my mustache clip board!

back of mustache board
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