Monday Made It #2

People, people, people!!!!!!

Ok A)  Florida Blogger Meetup was a BLAST!!!!  Look for a post about that in a day or two:)
Mor, Jenn and baby B, and me:)

B)  What a crafty bunch of peeps you all are!!!!!!

What a fun and inspiring turn out for last weeks Monday Made It!!  My list of to dos grew and grew:)  Thank you all so much for linking up and sharing your ideas, crafts, and inspirations!!

So here we go with week #2!!  I can't even wait to see what's in store with everyone for this week:)

Classroom Made It:
I have seen soooooo many letters/words on Pinterest.  Lots of ideas.....the one that got my brain thinking was an idea from Mrs. Knights Smartest Artists.  She had big letters spelling the word CREATE, decorated and on display on her cabinets!  LOVE THOSE!  When I saw that I thought......why not do that with the word READ?  (or any word for that matter)  Now, my letters are smaller (about 9 inches).

I got my letters at Michaels.
Then I printed up lots of digital papers that I had or had purchased.  
Flip the letters over and trace them on the paper. 
Cut them out, glue them down, add ribbon and done:)

I'm sure you can totally use scrapbook paper and mod podge....I didn't because I printed on that high gloss Dollar Tree photo paper, so I just hot glued it down.

My plan is to hang them on wide ribbon from the ceiling in front of my not so pretty blinds, over my library.

Home Made It:
Told ya we were painting this.....


My daughter helped with the painting:D  Alot!  I carried things to her and she painted:)

Ok, gang!  Now it's your turn!!!!  Grab the super cute button by 3 AM Teacher and link up:))
Oh yeah.......grab your coffee too!!


  1. I will be linking up this evening:) I have it 90% done but I have to go into work for a teacher work day..boooo! See you later on!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  2. Hey - I'm going to hobby lobby today anyway to get the stuff to my hub's father's day present...I might as well get some read letters! lol

    Can I link up with something I did a few days ago??? I'm going to

    LOVED LOVED LOVED meeting you and your daughter!!! Couldn't have pictured as sweet as a person as you are!!

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  3. I love you letters! This has totally inspired me to do this project this summer which starts after today's teacher workday! I will join this party next Monday! :)

  4. Looks like ya'll had a blast! I can't wait to see more pictures. Cute craft ;-)


  5. The letters are so cute! Thanks for hosting too.

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

  6. I am sooo glad to find more Florida bloggers :) I'm in Orando and wish I could have made the meet up Sunday. I've been looking at pictures and it looks like you had a blast. I'm going to follow you all now so I can stay up to date for the next one. [Geez, that makes me sound like a stalker haha] Anyways, the letters are super cute! I made some for my son's room with his name but never thought of making them for the classroom. Great idea!!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  7. I love your letters! I would have never thought to use digital scrapbook paper on photo paper. LOVE! I just linked up and now off to the store to complete another project. Thanks for hosting this fun party.

  8. I LOVE the letters!! This may be one of my new summer to-do projects :) I am so happy you decided to host this linky all summer long... it's so much fun to check out what everyone's doing!


  9. Your letters are so fun!! The ribbion is the perfect final touch. Thanks so much for hosting this segment this summer, it's on of my favs!

    ❤- Stephanie

    Falling Into First

  10. I love how the "read" letters turned out! Cannot wait to see how they hang in your classroom!

  11. Love your letters! They turned out so good.


  12. I love how your letters turned out!!! Super cute! Also, I'm so glad you started this linky party because I have a list of projects to do :)

  13. Hi Tara!
    The READ letters turned out so cute and your table looks fantastic. It's amazing what a little bit of paint can do. Also, thanks for reading and responding to my little breakdown last night. I think you are right... just stick to you and things will work out. It's the same things we tell our kids, right? Thank you for your kind words and support and thanks for hosting Make it Mondays. I've already found several more projects to add to my list.

    The Teaching Thief

  14. Tara! I could never be tired of you LOL! I am loving all of the black white and red stuff that I have seen. Just wait until you see what I have planned for next week. Oh and more WBT posts coming later this week. Bwahahahah (that is my evil laugh!).

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  15. Hi Tara,

    I'm a new follower. A reader of my blog suggested that I check out your blog for ideas for teaching 4th grade. I just accepted a position at a charter school for 4th grade, and am feeling overwhelmed. I can't wait to go through all of your posts.

    Have a great summer!


  16. Tara! Oh, how I have missed reading your blog! You know, LIFE has just happened and I have been out of the blog loop, but I am back! Thanks to you, you have always been such an inspiration to me! After scrolling through and reading your blog posts for the last few weeks and looking at teacher blogs today, I am back at it! I'm ready to spruce up my room for next year!

    I LOVE the "READ" letters you made. Super cute!!

  17. I. LOVE. THOSE. LETTERS. Sorry for the shouty capitals {Fifty Shades reference, anyone?} but I am seriously making those the second I have a chance!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  18. LOVED how the "READ" letters turned out! Very cute! :)

  19. Those letters are the CUTEST THING EVER! I love them!
    :) Dana
    Stop by & visit me at Fun in 1st Grade

  20. Thanks for hosting this weekly linky party! There are so many great ideas...I just added a bunch to my list....yay!

  21. aw, so SO pretty Tara!! You are giving me so many ideas for this summer vacation, I can't wait! I had no idea Dollar Tree sold photo paper, how have I not known this?!?!? Thanks for hosting this wonderful linky, I am so glad I had a chance to join in this week :)

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  23. The letters came out great. I totally need to recreate with some paper that will go in my classroom. It just might be one of my shares next Monday :-)

    Thanks for putting this together. It's fun to see everybody's creations.

  24. Thanks for hosting! It is motivation to get things done for me. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  25. WOW girl I am so proud of you and your linky parties!!! YAY and I promise I will link up after I finish science camp :) Love ya!!!

  26. Hi Tara!! Soooo........I'm your newest follower and I THINK you are my first linky party. I say, THINK, because I think I've done it BUT I may have done something wrong. Looking forward to learning from you. :)


  27. Love your Monday linky party!! Come by and visit!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  28. Thanks again for having this linky party. It has gotten me to look at my to do list and given me a chance to be crafty again.

    Little Treasures

  29. Tara, those letters are soooooooooooo cute! I'm def, planning on making a set when I get back home to the states! I promise to link up too!!!

  30. Use a peanut butter jar just in case someone gets a little know we all have had those!

  31. I love those letters! What a great idea! I am going to have to try that one :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

  32. Tara,
    What an awesome linky party. Now that I am unoffically / officially done, I need to get on the ball and create something. It was so nice meeting you the other day. . .I'll link with you next week.

    Simpson Superstars

  33. Uhg! Now I have another thing to add to my to-do list this summer. I am going to have to make some letters. Those letters are awesome!
    Grade School Giggles

  34. I love your letters so much, I went to Michael's looking for them! :-) Did you buy the wooden ones, or did you find white ones to begin with? I can't wait to make them! Thanks so much!


    1. These letters are the white ones. I think they were $2.99 each...hope that helps:)

    2. It does! Thank you! I checked my Michael's and no white ones. :-( But, I think the wooden ones might work out just fine. I'll try to get a pic up when they are done! Thanks again!



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