New Classroom, New Decor!!!

class door wreath

Ok, so I hate to admit it, but decorating my classroom is one the things I most look forward to when the summer begins to fade into the sunset.  This year I’m at a new school in a new district (yes, AGAIN!).  I couldn’t be happier with my new district, Denver Public Schools, and my new school, Morey Middle!  Morey is a vintage school building (est. 1921!!).  You know my love of most things vintage.  

Ridiculously enough, one of my favorite things about my new room is that I have a door!  Actually I have two doors.  You are probably thinking, “Don’t all classrooms have doors?”.  No, my friends they don’t.  Last year, my classroom did not have a door.  I had no idea how frustrating and annoying it would be to have a classroom without a door (just a gaping hole facing out into the shared wing area).  It was horrible!  So imagine my delight to find that I have door(s) this year!  Two!  They are old, heavy, wooden doors. Immediately my mind started racing with all of the possibilities for my new classroom.  I also get to paint my room!  More on that in a later post.  There will be before and after photos.  So, I started thinking, what can I do to add my own flair to my door?  Hmmm…..  I knew just what to do.  Make a welcome wreath!  So I picked a color scheme: Tiffanyish blue (so hard to find!), Taupe, and Cream.  Then I went to Michaels (which by the way, offers teachers a 15% discount – all the time!! just show them your ID).  I bought a small (about 12″ across) styrofoam wreath, some sparkly ribbon (I used two spools of the sparkly ribbon to wrap the entire wreath form), and some scrapbooking paper.  Then I came home and raided my craft closet!  I used my Martha Stewart Scoreboard to create the paper rosettes and on the large one, I also used a Martha edge punch.  I also used the edge punch for the paper “Welcome” ribbon.  A few buttons, stickers, and ribbon and it was done!  My welcome wreath for my classroom door.  Yay!

class door wreath up close

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