Craft-A-Holic + Pinterest = A Force to be Reckoned With

I have really been getting my craft on over the past few days and I am just lovin' every minute of satisfying my addiction! Seriously, I LOVE to craft and am totally obsessed with it! I have always enjoyed making, creating, gluing, painting, etc. etc. etc.! My mom owned a craft business when I was a little girl and I was always "that child" that had the biggest bows (of course I had one to match EVERY outfit), the laciest ( that a word?) socks, and was accessorized to the MAX! But I swear...not in an ugly way! She would absolutely kill me if she thought I was insinuating that all of her hard work was tacky! It really wasn't! My mom continues to be an inspiration to me this day. You know that saying about turning junk into joke, this women can create anything out of nothing.  I am pretty sure that my kids love her even more than I do...if that is possible. She spends every Wednesday volunteering the WHOLE day in my classroom. My kids seriously have minor panic attacks when she is not there for some reason! They just can't get enough of her and she has helped so many of them reach their true potential!  

So...I guess I can thank my sweet Mama for passing on the "Crafty" gene! Now, mix that gene with some Pinterest browsing and oh dear...I get the itch to create! Pinterest is most definitely a craft addicts place to satisfy all of their needs! HA! I already have a list (it may or may not be a mile long....don't judge) of things that I want to do for each holiday season, ways to decorate my house, and of course ideas for my classroom. Well, since I am a "See and Do" kind of person, that is exactly what I have been occupied with (in my free time) over the past few weeks. I thought I would share a few things that I have been working on just in case you don't have...Pinterest! {Gasp, Clutch Chest} So many of these ideas are Pinspired (Inspired By Pinterest)! :) I have also linked some great tutorials just in case, me...are CRAFT-TASTIC! 

Author's Chair Face Lift
I have been dying for an authors chair in my room. Up until this year, my students have used my directors chair but it just did not exhibit that "cool factor" that was I looking for! Thanks to Pinterest, paint, a feather boa, and a two hour long Bachelorette episode, I turned this...
into THIS!!!!

 And the best part? It was super easy and almost impossible to mess up! You just go with whatever patterns you creative and DEFINITELY finish it off with Mod Podge! That is the absolute best "topcoat" for thick paint! I am pretty excited about using this chair in my new Rock -n- Roll room!

Rock Star Runway / Our "Red Carpet"
I am so blessed to be in a very tech savvy district where each room is equipped with it's own Smart Board. Our custodial staff also built wooden boxes for the primary grades so that our students could actually reach the Smart Board and it could fulfill is interactive duties! Last year, I tried covering the box with fabric which = fail! Kids will be kids and while sitting on the carpet would pick at it little by little. It DROVE ME INSANE!  This year, I had an idea to request an extra box and turned it into our Red Carpet Rock Star Runway!
Another easy little project. I Painted the boxes red and added shiny gold records that I spray painted! I also put a THICK coat of Mod Podge over the records so that they will not "catch" one of my kiddos feet as they are walking to the SB!

Beboppin Birthday Display
If you read my post from yesterday, you saw the way that I am choosing to celebrate birthdays in my classroom this year. I was trying to decide how to display my little ipods. I went to visit my parents house and went up to my old room to grab something and SAW IT! My old Elvis poster in all of his glory framed and everything! HA! I knew he would be a perfect fit in our rockin' classroom. With a little paint and some ribbon, I created a fun little display for our Beboppin' Birthday ipods! I am going to hang each ipod with the use of the clothespins!
Here is how I did it:
Pegboard Space Saver
I love space savers and since my classroom is a tad bit smaller this year, I am loving this idea to store craft/school supplies. This is most definitely a Pinterest inspired project. I so thought that I saw a tutorial online so I did not bother with taking step by step pictures. I can not locate that little tutorial so thank goodness this little DIY is very easy. All you need to do is drill holes in your plastic cups and attach the cups to the pegboard using zip ties. I am still searching for that tutorial so when I find it, I will post it for all of you! 

I used the chalkboard paint to create a little label and attached some cute little ribbon. Another very, very easy little DIY! 

Glitter Clothespins
A Rock Star classroom would not be complete without a little glitter. So, I found this little tutorial on pinterest (which is amazing by the way) and created this sparkly little craft for my ELA wall to hold my posters, signs, etc. Click on the picture to find the tutorial and below is my creation. SO, so easy and cheap!

This is a horrible picture but they turned out to look exactly like what you see above! So cute and fun!

Well, these little DIY's should keep you busy for a good while! Thank goodness it's Saturday! Feel free to email me if you need further explanation or help with any of the above projects!  I promise to post pictures of my whole week! {Fingers Crossed!}

Have a restful weekend and if you haven't already, don't forget to enter in my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win two of my TPT units. You can get all of the info on the giveaway right here!


  1. SO fun love everything! Did you have to sand your chair and prime it? I never know if I need to sand and prime or just prime.

  2. You have been busy and your classroom is going to be sooooooo cute!!!! I LOVE that chair!!! ADORABLE!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. i adore the author chair! So cute!!!

  4. You are very crafty! Great ideas and talent! The clothespins are super cute! The chair is amazing!

  5. Just stopping by to say thank you for entering my giveaway!! You are so creative!!!! I love that chair and your runway. Adorable!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. Love that you found my clothespin tutorial useful! Yours look great. I'm a teacher too, and I plan on using them around my room for hanging work and as magnets.

  7. Such fun stuff!

    ❤Jodi from...
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

  8. That chair came out so cute!! Your kiddos are going to love to share their work while sitting in that chair!

    Spotted in Second Grade

  9. lovin' the chair!! :)

  10. I'm loving all of it... especially the chair, of course! Looks great!


  11. I am a new follower! I saw your chair pinned on Pinterest & it is fabulous! I love it!
    Peace, Mel D
    Oh the Places We’ll Go

  12. I would die to walk up to that smartboard!!! Man you figured out how to get those kids interested!!!

  13. Thank you so much! These little projects were so much fun!

    Caroline...I did very quick prime on the chair prior to painting. And when I say quick...I mean quick! :)

  14. Thanks! I have two reading chairs that need to be painted.

  15. The Pinterest bug has bitten me too! I'm heading over to follow yours now!
    Miss B, Busy Bee