Friday, August 8, 2014

Creative Teacher Giveaway!



I have a confession... crafting kind of scares me! But, this summer I have stepped way out of my comfort zone and I've been a crafting machine! (ok, maybe I just did a few projects but it's better than my usual... admire it on Pinterest and never make it!)

There was one craft I had my eye on for awhile and it was just waiting patiently on one of my Pinterest boards. I wanted to take those cute, vinyl, $1 bags from the Target dollar spot and make them into pictures.
{Click here for the original post where I found this idea.}

I put a teacher spin on it and decided to make mini corkboards! Here's how it all went down...

Gather your materials.
Each bag can make 2 corkboards, but I bought several just in case!
I bought a 4-pack of cork from Michaels.
I ended up using a stapler and not the tacks because the cork was thin.


Start cutting those bags apart!


 After I had my cut bag, I measured it against the cork. I knew I would have to cut down the cork, but since it was thin it wasn't difficult!


  Fit your cork piece inside the cut apart bag. Fold the flaps over and start stapling away!


 The bags can hang on the wall with the sticky pads that came with the pack of cork or just use 3M command strips. OR you can hang the bag on a hook.


I'm thinking of using mine as the spot for our "exit question/ticket." Don't mind the makeshift sticky note sign! I was just happy to find my sticky notes in my mess of a classroom!!


Here's your chance to win one of these bags turned mini corkboards! I'll be making the green bags today (seen above in the materials picture) so you can choose blue or green if you win!

*Just a couple giveaway terms: 
The winner must be a classroom/homeschool teacher and must live in the contiguous US due to shipping rates.
The winner must respond with a shipping address within 72 hours of being contacted by me or I will pick a new winner.


Check out what else we've been crafting for you!
Head on over to Looney's Literacy Blog to see what she made!



22 comments :

  1. Those are so cute! I never would have thought of covering it with one of the mini bags! I would definitely put something like that in my reading center.

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    1. Thanks Erin! Oh the things we can do with Target $1 bags :) :)

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  2. Great Idea! I've seen the canvas covered w/ these bags but I hadn't thought about using cork board. You could use it in a center as a mini focus wall. I also like the idea of using it for exit tickets. There are so many possibilities!

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    1. Yes Tara! The possibilities are endless! :)

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  3. That's so cute. I like the idea of using it to place exit tickets. It could be use to place today's lunch menu or the six weeks menu.

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  4. I love the idea of using it for the daily question...this is so neat! I have tried to leave this comment 3 times...not sure why it is not letting me.

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    1. Thanks! Got your comment only once...glad it let you leave it! :)

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  5. Cute AND clever! I love it! :) erin

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  6. I would use it for small notes that I need to leave myself that would get buried on my desk. Hopefully that means I wouldn't lose them as often! :)
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies

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    1. I LOVE that idea Amanda!! I may have to make myself another one and use that!! :)

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  7. This is very cute! I like the idea of daily question:)

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  8. This is SO cute! I love this for our homeschool/daycare room! I would use this for our morning time board or for our notes that the kids need to take home each day as they leave! Such a great idea!

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  9. I love the idea to use it at the door. I would probably tack up a letter/number of the day, sight words, ANYTHING! Whatever it's used for, I love it!
    Laura
    Differentiation Station Creations

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    1. Thanks Laura!! I like those ideas! I'll probably use it for that at the beginning of the year!

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  10. These are real cute!
    Thanks for sharing the great directions too!
    Jenn :)
    Crayons & Cuties In Kindergarten

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  11. These cork boards are so creative! I would use them for students to leave thoughts on the different subjects covered in class and for no name papers.

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  12. How cute!! I would use this to display the sightword of the day.

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