Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Made It: First Day of School Picture Frame!

Hi Friends, Lisa here!
I am finally home from my PTA conference this weekend and it was fantastic. I had a great time & learned a lot of important information which sparked many ideas. I will share an idea that I'm really passionate about later on this week.
It's Monday which is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. It's time for Monday Made It with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics...
A while ago, I found a super duper cute back to school idea on Pinterest for a first day of school picture frame.  I am just crazy over this so I had to make it for my firsties for the first day of school! Here is my Monday Made It with the cutest volunteer ever if I may say so! :)
I love that precious little daughter of mine! When I asked her to help mommy, she could not wait to help like a big girl! :)

This is the original pin that inspired this creation:
First Day of School Photo Booth- make for 1st grade :)
Found via Jeannie Partin
I got an unfinished frame at Michael's. It was $19.99 & then I had 40% off & 15% off with my teacher ID, so it came to around $10.
Then, I used some leftover black acrylic paint that I had from another project. I bought the letters from Target in the school supply section for $2.50 & hot glued them once the paint was dry. Then, I took the eraser tip from my daughter's pencil and made the polka dots around the frame.
Join in the fun!! Head over to 4th Grade Frolics & link up with Tara if you have a creation to share!
I had planned to make some more academic things to show you, but unfortunately my printer is not cooperating with me. I also splurged today on this:
I'm so excited! Now I can work on laminating all of those back to school projects as well as my partner's product from Jessica Stanford's product swap. Best.investment.ever!
I am participating in a few giveaways also right now:
Marie, from The Hands-On Teacher, is having a 300 follower giveaway. She has a ton of bloggers participating in her giveaway. She is giving away many prizes, including winner's choice from my TPT store.
Laura from Mrs. Castro's Class is also having a huge 100 follower giveaway that I am participating in. She is giving away a TON of products, including winner's choice from my TPT store!

Quick update: My 500 follower Back to School pack freebie is on the way. I have been SO busy this past week. It is almost done & should be ready for you in a couple of days. I keep thinking of things to add in it. Right now I'm up to 75 pages. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about my wonderful followers!
That's all for today friends! I will be back tomorrow with more! :) 


  1. Love it Lisa!! I've been looking for an unfinished frame that wasn't a gazillion dollars everywhere!
    Rowdy in Room 300
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  2. I've seen that frame on pinterest. It's awfully tempting to make!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. You did such a cute job! and your daughter is sooo stinkin cute:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  4. I'm so jealous about the laminator. I keep debating on whether I want to buy one or not.

    Diving Into Learning

  5. Your frame and your daughter are adorable!
    The Idea Backpack

  6. looks awesome...I'm curious to know how big is the frame?

  7. That is just adorable! How fun will it be for your kiddos to look back at the photo on the last day of school!
    iTeach 1:1

  8. I love the frame...too cute!

  9. I have been wanting to do this! Yours turned out absolutely adorable! Love it. Great color choices. I'll have to scour some craft stores in hopes of finding a frame! I noticed another commenter was asking about the size of the frame.. and I was wondering that myself!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  10. I've been wanting to make one of these too! Yours turned out perfect! Love it!

    Learning With Susie Q

  11. Your picture frame turned out so cute!!!! Your daughter looks adorable holding it!

  12. I've seen the picture frame idea on Pinterest, and I've wanted to make one! I'm totally going to use my Michaels coupon to go get a frame and make it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lacy's Letters

  13. Love the sign Lisa. Great colors to hehe :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  14. That is so so cute! I love your pirate themed title too.

    Mrs. Slocum
    Teacher's Don't Steal, They Share!

  15. Great work!!! I'm making some sort of sign for the first day too! Not sure exactly how yet, but when I'm done I'll let you know! :)

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  16. I love your first day of school sign!! Do you think it would be to cutesy to do in 2nd grade? I would love to do it with my second graders, but wanted another opinion! Thanks for sharing! You will love that laminator. I use mine nearly every day! It was the best investment

    That's So Second Grade

  17. LOVE the first day of school sign! So cute!!


  18. I really, really want to do this!! It's been on my list for a while now :)

    Color Me Kinder

  19. Frame is adorable! I'm going to have to make one of those.

    Teach on a Limb

  20. What a great idea! I love your frame! I am sure I have some old and large frames sitting around in the garage! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Your daughter is SO CUTE too! :)

  21. I love the frame. I've been wanting to make one of those. I bought a frame for a jewelry thing but now I'm thinking I want to make that frame. So cute.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  22. So love your first day frame! Super cute!!! Thanks for linking up:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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