I’m happy to say that I’ve finally gotten some summer DIY projects done!  I keep adding, adding, adding to my to-do list… but then I don’t do anything.  Until now, that is!

You may have already seen my first DIY project if you follow me on Instagram:
It’s a photo prop chalkboard for my classroom!  I am in love with it!  Making this project was super easy.  I made a bunch of chalkboards for my wedding so I’m a pro, haha.  I used chalkboard spray paint on a piece of particleboard {you can paint the glass, but since my students will be handling it, I thought I’d use the wood instead}.  Once the chalkboard was dry, I popped it into the frame and secured it with the frame backing.  Using hot glue, I added some colorful buttons to the frame for a little extra POP.  The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry so I could write on it!

My next project is for my classroom library:
Another easy one!  First, I traced each letter backwards onto the back of my scrapbook paper.  This way, there were no pencil marks on the nice side of the paper after I cut it out.  Then I put a layer of Mod Podge on the wood letter and placed the paper letter on top, being careful to smooth out any bubbles.  Last, I put a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper to give it a glossy finish.

My last project is this fun cupcake sign:
I had the cupcake shape lying around for a while now, and finally put it to use.  To start, I spray painted the entire piece with chalkboard paint.  Then I painted on the cherry, icing, and sprinkles {to make the sprinkles, I used the eraser end of a pencil}.  And that’s it!  I’m going to use this little cupcake to write Happy Birthday messages… and I’m sure I’ll find other fun uses for it, too!

There you have it!!  Some completed DIY projects! 🙂  I’d love to hear what you think!!  And of course, I’m linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a little Monday Made It fun!

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