I am linking up for Tara's Monday Made-It over at 4th Grade Frolics for the first time! I have two items to
This is a Pinterest inspired wreath.
I thought it would be so neat to make my own and hang outside my classroom door. The colors I am using in my room this year are green and brown, with hints of yellow and blue. (classroom pics coming up soon)
I hopped on over to Michaels to pick up the supplies:
1 - 12 in straw wreath
1 - wooden "M" letter
assortment of fabrics (some were scraps that they gave me for 50 cents)
Now on to the making of the wreath. The only two things I needed to assemble the wreath were a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun. I cut the fabric into strips long enough to go around the wreath and tie into a knot. I continued this until the wreath was covered entirely. I had enough ribbon left over to create a loop for hanging. I attached the loop in the back with my hot glue gun. I added the wooden letter using some coordinating ribbon I already had and again used some hot glue to keep the letter and ribbon steady. Super easy!
On to the next project:
Project number two was to make homemade lotion. My mom makes it all the time for me and I love it! So I decided to give it a try myself.
The lotion only requires 3 "ingredients":
Large bottle of baby lotion
Medium jar of patrolium jelly
Small bottle of vitamin E oil
Dump all of the above into a bowl and use a hand mixer to blend together.
Divide up the lotion into sealed containers.
This has been the best lotion I have ever used! My skin stays so smooth and hydrated! (it smells good too - like a baby's butt - lol) I don't think I could ever go back to store bought lotions again!
Now off to finish packing for the big family vacation! We've been counting down for three weeks now! My five year old changes our "count down" numer every day on our daily schedule chalk board. It has been a great way for her to practice counting backwards and number writing in preparation for kindergarten.
This will be no wind-in-my-hair, sand-between-my-toes vacay. Rather it will be the melting ice cream, crying and tantrums (from me), laughing and smiling, princesses, fast rides, amazing fireworks, long lines, heat stroke kind of vacation. But we will be sure to love every minute of it and all the memories that will be made!