Paint Chip Greeting Cards

I stumbled upon this craft project from Chica and Jo and had to share it. These beautiful geometric-patterned cards were made from- you guessed it- paint chips.What a great way to use materials that would normally be thrown away… and with such a beautiful outcome (the green one is my very favorite)! Something tells me that this concept could be made into a neat art project in the classroom too.

     

 

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Published in: on June 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marble Magnets

I found this DIY marble magnet tutorial on Not Martha and had to give it a try. It’s even easier than I expected, and super fun to do. I bought all my supplies at Michael’s, though you would likely be able to find them cheaper if you shopped around. I’m just a “one stop shop” kind of gal and was excited to get started. I even got my sister-in-law involved and she was equally enthralled with the simplicity and pretty outcome of this project. My apartment’s rather dark and I couldn’t get a decent shot of the magnets on my fridge, so I included a photo of the finished product from the blog I got the project from. Enjoy!

Published in: on June 15, 2011 at 5:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Inspiration Stars

As a teacher, I’m constantly looking for new things to bring into the classroom and share with students. I adore the idea of having a “Inspiration Star Jar” in the room and giving the stars to students that need a little boost. Best part? It’s SO simple!

You write an inspirational message on a piece of paper, fold it into an origami star, repeat. Voila! You have your very own Inspiration Star Jar!

Images and ideas courtesy of Creative Kismet. I love this blog! So many fun ideas.

For a tutorial on how to fold origami stars, click here.

Published in: on June 14, 2011 at 9:53 am  Leave a Comment  
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