DIY: You either HATE those three little letters, or LOVE them. OR - you love to hate them.
I think I'm that last option. I always have the greatest of intentions of doing DIY projects - but alas, they usually end up staying pinned on my "To Make..." Pinterest board collecting dust (sigh).
But - in case all you need is a little push to help you actually accomplish those DIY projects you have planned for your classroom, well then, consider this post your nudge (you'll thank me later).
In this post, I'm going to share with you DIY projects that you can do depending on the time you're willing to put into it. You've got 3 effort categories, as I'll call them, to choose from.
- "Go Easy On Me" (Easy Effort DIY Projects)
- "I'm Ready, But Don't Go Crazy" (Medium Effort DIY Projects)
- "DIY is my JAM! Let Me At It! (Only for the DIY Masters :) )
Click any pic for all the details!DIY Cut out Letters:
Flash Card Station:
Teacher Pencils to Borrow (Never lose another pencil!):
Number Magnets (great for math centers!):
Tissue Pom-Poms (adds an easy pop to bring out your classroom colors or theme!):
Dry erase areas on the guided reading table- great for student practice right at your table! (use vinyl adhesives):
Filing Cabinet Upgrade:
Or upgrade the whole thing!
Jazz up your crates with ribbon:
Click any pic for all the details!
Crate Bench Cushion (I promise its not as complicated as it may look:)
Homework Dry-Erase Boards:
Customized Plastic Drawers (a little spray paint magic!):
Re-purposed ladder into easel:
Turn book jackets into a hanging banner:
Click each pic to view the details:
READ Wooden Letters:
Anchor Chart Stand:
Phew - I'm a little exhausted just looking at those "DIY is My Jam" pics - but hey, if that's you...make two and send me one :)
Do you have a DIY that you are proud of or a tip to share?? I'd love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments!
Now - get to it :)
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